Therapists in 19609

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Photo of Casia Hoyle, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Casia Hoyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Casia Hoyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in trauma counseling. Casia works with those going through life transitions and anxiety as well as victims of crime, victims of sex trafficking, and survivors of physical or sexual abuse. Casia completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Trauma Studies at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a sexual assault counselor and a trauma counselor. Casia’s wish is to help you gain a voice to your experiences so that you can be more connected to yourself and others. Maybe you are not sure who you really are and what you want out of life.
Casia Hoyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in trauma counseling. Casia works with those going through life transitions and anxiety as well as victims of crime, victims of sex trafficking, and survivors of physical or sexual abuse. Casia completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Trauma Studies at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a sexual assault counselor and a trauma counselor. Casia’s wish is to help you gain a voice to your experiences so that you can be more connected to yourself and others. Maybe you are not sure who you really are and what you want out of life.
(610) 298-9412 View (610) 298-9412
Photo of Joseph Storz, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Joseph Storz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Joseph Storz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 30 years of counseling experience with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples seeking help to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Joe completed his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Scranton. He has training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and family systems therapy.
Joseph Storz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 30 years of counseling experience with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples seeking help to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Joe completed his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Scranton. He has training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and family systems therapy.
(610) 421-0345 View (610) 421-0345
Photo of Bill Hartranft, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Bill Hartranft
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609  (Online Only)
Do stress and worry prevent you from living a full and satisfying life? Do your thoughts of the past or future distract you from the present moment? Both trauma and everyday stress can negatively change the way we think, feel, and behave. That is why Bill Hartranft, Licensed Professional Counselor and Sports Consultant, utilizes a person-centered, evidenced based approach to therapy that allows his clients the freedom to create their own path towards a successful and fulfilling life. Bill provides a safe and judgement-free environment, essential to helping people focus on their individual needs and move towards a life of purpose.
Do stress and worry prevent you from living a full and satisfying life? Do your thoughts of the past or future distract you from the present moment? Both trauma and everyday stress can negatively change the way we think, feel, and behave. That is why Bill Hartranft, Licensed Professional Counselor and Sports Consultant, utilizes a person-centered, evidenced based approach to therapy that allows his clients the freedom to create their own path towards a successful and fulfilling life. Bill provides a safe and judgement-free environment, essential to helping people focus on their individual needs and move towards a life of purpose.
(484) 265-9850 View (484) 265-9850
Photo of Paula Ann Bellavance, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Paula Ann Bellavance
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BSL
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609  (Online Only)
I’m an experienced therapist working at Kahl Counseling in PA, providing online psychotherapy for a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief, as well as areas of specialty such as PTSD, autism, hoarding & LGBTQ issues. I offer dynamic, client-centered and strength-based services to individuals age six and up, couples, families and groups. My clients tell me what they like best about me is my compassion. I strive to offer a personalized approach to problem-solving, and I’m dedicated to helping my clients resolve their unique issues in my work at Kahl Counseling.
I’m an experienced therapist working at Kahl Counseling in PA, providing online psychotherapy for a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief, as well as areas of specialty such as PTSD, autism, hoarding & LGBTQ issues. I offer dynamic, client-centered and strength-based services to individuals age six and up, couples, families and groups. My clients tell me what they like best about me is my compassion. I strive to offer a personalized approach to problem-solving, and I’m dedicated to helping my clients resolve their unique issues in my work at Kahl Counseling.
(484) 652-8047 View (484) 652-8047
Photo of Kailey Esterly, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Kailey Esterly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
I enjoy working with clients that are motivated and driven to work towards being the best version of themselves that they can be. I encourage my clients to be aware that the process of counseling and improving yourself requires work both in sessions and in their daily life and help to provide them tools to use in all areas of their lives. I believe that communication is key to all relationships and like to help individuals learn ways to verbalize their feelings, needs, and wants to others as well as setting boundaries.
I enjoy working with clients that are motivated and driven to work towards being the best version of themselves that they can be. I encourage my clients to be aware that the process of counseling and improving yourself requires work both in sessions and in their daily life and help to provide them tools to use in all areas of their lives. I believe that communication is key to all relationships and like to help individuals learn ways to verbalize their feelings, needs, and wants to others as well as setting boundaries.
(610) 510-8695 View (610) 510-8695
Rachel Rubright
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
I have a passion for working with those who feel lost, stressed, or weighed down by anxiety. I love exploring meaning behind both the big and small moments in life, and discovering how my clients can use that meaning to propel themselves forward. I use my knowledge of psychology and neuroscience to help clients understand the source behind their feelings of anxiety and stress. My goal is for my clients to walk away with a better understanding of where they feelings come from, and how to reign them in.
I have a passion for working with those who feel lost, stressed, or weighed down by anxiety. I love exploring meaning behind both the big and small moments in life, and discovering how my clients can use that meaning to propel themselves forward. I use my knowledge of psychology and neuroscience to help clients understand the source behind their feelings of anxiety and stress. My goal is for my clients to walk away with a better understanding of where they feelings come from, and how to reign them in.
(610) 569-0696 View (610) 569-0696
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Maya R Evans
MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
Maya has experience working with elementary-aged children to develop skills in areas such as social, problem-solving, communication, and emotional regulation. Maya also has experience working with college-aged students on the Autism Spectrum to improve executive functioning skills. Though Maya has a specific focus on the populations of children, teens, and young adults, she is ready to partner with clients of any age to pinpoint and help work toward achieving goals.
Maya has experience working with elementary-aged children to develop skills in areas such as social, problem-solving, communication, and emotional regulation. Maya also has experience working with college-aged students on the Autism Spectrum to improve executive functioning skills. Though Maya has a specific focus on the populations of children, teens, and young adults, she is ready to partner with clients of any age to pinpoint and help work toward achieving goals.
(610) 426-1671 View (610) 426-1671
Photo of Diane Lillington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19609, PA
Diane Lillington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
Not accepting new clients
Helping clients gain better self-awareness in a holistic and non-judgmental atmosphere is what I do best. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in various capacities within the mental health and addiction field. I enjoy supporting clients to improve their quality of life through building insight, motivation, and increasing feelings of self-worth. My vision is to deliver highest quality, personalized treatment that supports my clients’ innate ability to heal. I value a strengths-based approach, collaborative goal setting, and an integrative model of treating the whole person.
Helping clients gain better self-awareness in a holistic and non-judgmental atmosphere is what I do best. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in various capacities within the mental health and addiction field. I enjoy supporting clients to improve their quality of life through building insight, motivation, and increasing feelings of self-worth. My vision is to deliver highest quality, personalized treatment that supports my clients’ innate ability to heal. I value a strengths-based approach, collaborative goal setting, and an integrative model of treating the whole person.
(610) 546-7592 View (610) 546-7592
Photo of Julia A Gartner, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Julia A Gartner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
Therapy is a journey that is self-directed but, by using an empathetic therapist you can achieve your highest potential and goals that you set for yourself. I specialize in EMDR, Trauma, Dual Diagnosis and personality disorders. I would love to assist you with your journey. Using evidence based treatments will assure that you get the results you want.
Therapy is a journey that is self-directed but, by using an empathetic therapist you can achieve your highest potential and goals that you set for yourself. I specialize in EMDR, Trauma, Dual Diagnosis and personality disorders. I would love to assist you with your journey. Using evidence based treatments will assure that you get the results you want.
(610) 621-5127 View (610) 621-5127
Photo of Tonia Marie Knight, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19609, PA
Tonia Marie Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Are you wondering how to begin making important changes to your life? Do you feel like you are carrying more than you can carry some days without help? Do you ever feel alone and questioning how to make things different? Do you feel the desire to make changes but do not have any idea where to start and how to find the energy and motivation to begin? Are you ready to get healthier in different aspects of your life? Are you prepared to set goals and take the steps to achieve them? Are you open to allow me to walk your journey with you for support? Can you take the first step and contact me?
Are you wondering how to begin making important changes to your life? Do you feel like you are carrying more than you can carry some days without help? Do you ever feel alone and questioning how to make things different? Do you feel the desire to make changes but do not have any idea where to start and how to find the energy and motivation to begin? Are you ready to get healthier in different aspects of your life? Are you prepared to set goals and take the steps to achieve them? Are you open to allow me to walk your journey with you for support? Can you take the first step and contact me?
(610) 200-6723 View (610) 200-6723
Photo of Ashley (Borgatta) Moser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19609, PA
Ashley (Borgatta) Moser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609
If you have ever found yourself wondering how to manage your relationships, stabilize your mood, or deal with difficult feelings and talking to friends or family isn't enough, seeking professional assistance is a great next step. If you are ready to seek assistance, or even on the fence about it, finding the right therapist is important. I work closely with each individual client in order to properly assess their needs. Based on therapy results, therapy modalities are chosen and implemented. As an eclectic therapist, I employ a wide range of techniques derived from modalities such as: CBT, DBT, RET, AA, Refuge Recovery, and SMART.
If you have ever found yourself wondering how to manage your relationships, stabilize your mood, or deal with difficult feelings and talking to friends or family isn't enough, seeking professional assistance is a great next step. If you are ready to seek assistance, or even on the fence about it, finding the right therapist is important. I work closely with each individual client in order to properly assess their needs. Based on therapy results, therapy modalities are chosen and implemented. As an eclectic therapist, I employ a wide range of techniques derived from modalities such as: CBT, DBT, RET, AA, Refuge Recovery, and SMART.
(610) 624-2978 View (610) 624-2978
Photo of Mary Beth Hadley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19609, PA
Mary Beth Hadley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
My name is Mary Beth Hadley and I’ve been working in mental health/social services for a long time! Past experience includes work in psychiatric hospitals, foster care and adoption, individual and family therapy, grief, loss, depression, anxiety and trauma and most recently, counseling in a public school. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I realize that a relaxed, safe environment is of utmost importance. This involves tuning into and identifying feelings and strengths for a successful outcome in therapy that involves collaboration. It's a privilege to walk alongside people of all ages!
My name is Mary Beth Hadley and I’ve been working in mental health/social services for a long time! Past experience includes work in psychiatric hospitals, foster care and adoption, individual and family therapy, grief, loss, depression, anxiety and trauma and most recently, counseling in a public school. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I realize that a relaxed, safe environment is of utmost importance. This involves tuning into and identifying feelings and strengths for a successful outcome in therapy that involves collaboration. It's a privilege to walk alongside people of all ages!
(610) 904-9625 View (610) 904-9625
Photo of Leslie M. Chaundy, Psychologist in 19609, PA
Leslie M. Chaundy
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
Reading, PA 19609
Are you or a loved one struggling in school academically or behaviorally? Have you ever wondered if you or a loved one has a learning disability, ADHD, or Autism? Dr. Chaundy's passion is in completing comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations for children, adolescents, and college students to help them get the services they need in school or within the community. Dr. Chaundy provides independent educational school evaluations, comprehensive ADHD evaluations, and evaluations for college students to get accommodations for disabilities. She can also provide other types of assessment as well.
Are you or a loved one struggling in school academically or behaviorally? Have you ever wondered if you or a loved one has a learning disability, ADHD, or Autism? Dr. Chaundy's passion is in completing comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations for children, adolescents, and college students to help them get the services they need in school or within the community. Dr. Chaundy provides independent educational school evaluations, comprehensive ADHD evaluations, and evaluations for college students to get accommodations for disabilities. She can also provide other types of assessment as well.
(610) 674-6592 View (610) 674-6592
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Mind Matters Counseling & Psychological Assocs
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
Reading, PA 19609
Our vision at Mind Matters Coaching, Counseling & Psychological Associates, LLC is to help bring growth, healing, and peace of mind to people who struggle with matters of the mind. We have caring, compassionate, experienced, credentialed, and licensed professionals who are both doctoral level psychologists and master's level clinicians. We provide individual, family, and couples counseling, life coaching, child and adolescent therapy, EMDR, educational, psychological, and forensic testing and evaluations, career coaching, and consultation for both individuals and businesses.
Our vision at Mind Matters Coaching, Counseling & Psychological Associates, LLC is to help bring growth, healing, and peace of mind to people who struggle with matters of the mind. We have caring, compassionate, experienced, credentialed, and licensed professionals who are both doctoral level psychologists and master's level clinicians. We provide individual, family, and couples counseling, life coaching, child and adolescent therapy, EMDR, educational, psychological, and forensic testing and evaluations, career coaching, and consultation for both individuals and businesses.
(610) 816-6232 View (610) 816-6232
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Crystal Witmer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
Dr. Witmer works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in the therapy setting. Dr. Witmer specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, AD/HD, parenting techniques, behavioral concerns, developmental concerns, anger management, mood disorders, and more. She utilizes integrative, cognitive behavioral, and play therapy approaches when working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Dr. Witmer provides comprehensive psychological, psychoeducational, and diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults. She can also provide other types of assessment as well.
Dr. Witmer works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in the therapy setting. Dr. Witmer specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, AD/HD, parenting techniques, behavioral concerns, developmental concerns, anger management, mood disorders, and more. She utilizes integrative, cognitive behavioral, and play therapy approaches when working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Dr. Witmer provides comprehensive psychological, psychoeducational, and diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults. She can also provide other types of assessment as well.
(844) 696-4631 View (844) 696-4631
Photo of Mind Matters Counseling & Psychological Associates, Psychologist in 19609, PA
Mind Matters Counseling & Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
Mind Matters is a private outpatient mental health practice serving Schuylkill and Berks County, as well as the Lehigh Valley. Our vision is to help bring peace of mind, growth, and healing to those struggling with matters of the mind. Our mission is to guide others on their life journey and help them understand that the mind matters. We also hope to assist other’s in the growth and transformation of their mind, heart, and soul. We strive to offer a safe place where people feel loved and cared for so that they can reach their personal and professional life goals. At Mind Matters, we believe that every mind matters!
Mind Matters is a private outpatient mental health practice serving Schuylkill and Berks County, as well as the Lehigh Valley. Our vision is to help bring peace of mind, growth, and healing to those struggling with matters of the mind. Our mission is to guide others on their life journey and help them understand that the mind matters. We also hope to assist other’s in the growth and transformation of their mind, heart, and soul. We strive to offer a safe place where people feel loved and cared for so that they can reach their personal and professional life goals. At Mind Matters, we believe that every mind matters!
(570) 678-1831 View (570) 678-1831
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Mind Matters
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
Reading, PA 19609
Our vision at Mind Matters Coaching, Counseling & Psychological Associates, LLC is to help bring growth, healing, and peace of mind to people who struggle with matters of the mind. We have caring, compassionate, experienced, credentialed, and licensed professionals who are both doctoral level psychologists and master's level clinicians. We provide individual, family, and couples counseling, life coaching, child and adolescent therapy, EMDR, educational, psychological, and forensic testing and evaluations, career coaching, and consultation for both individuals and businesses.
Our vision at Mind Matters Coaching, Counseling & Psychological Associates, LLC is to help bring growth, healing, and peace of mind to people who struggle with matters of the mind. We have caring, compassionate, experienced, credentialed, and licensed professionals who are both doctoral level psychologists and master's level clinicians. We provide individual, family, and couples counseling, life coaching, child and adolescent therapy, EMDR, educational, psychological, and forensic testing and evaluations, career coaching, and consultation for both individuals and businesses.
(610) 595-5762 View (610) 595-5762
Photo of Kathryn Ann Stufflet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19609, PA
Kathryn Ann Stufflet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, CHC, AADP
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
True healing, spiritual growth, self awareness and creative potential lie beyond the four walls of a clinician's office. If you are looking for an integrative, innovative way to improve your connection to your Self, essence, innate wisdom and make deep connections, I can support and guide you with intuitive and authentic guidance. Whether this is your first time seeking support or you've had many years of experience, if you're ready for real personal evolvement, a refreshed approach and want to clear the ever present momentum and static that life offers and truly feel alignment - I am here to guide you.
True healing, spiritual growth, self awareness and creative potential lie beyond the four walls of a clinician's office. If you are looking for an integrative, innovative way to improve your connection to your Self, essence, innate wisdom and make deep connections, I can support and guide you with intuitive and authentic guidance. Whether this is your first time seeking support or you've had many years of experience, if you're ready for real personal evolvement, a refreshed approach and want to clear the ever present momentum and static that life offers and truly feel alignment - I am here to guide you.
(610) 285-7367 View (610) 285-7367
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Center for Psychological Health & Wellness, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
Services for kids, teens, and women! KIDS: Parents want to give their kid every opportunity for success in life. But the world is complicated. Influences like the media, friends, and other factors outside the home can make things difficult. It can be hard to know what "growing up normal" is today. When should you be worried about your child, tween, or teen? Have things grown challenging with their behavior or are fights more common? Please call today. We would love to hear about your family. We will help you determine if therapy could help.
Services for kids, teens, and women! KIDS: Parents want to give their kid every opportunity for success in life. But the world is complicated. Influences like the media, friends, and other factors outside the home can make things difficult. It can be hard to know what "growing up normal" is today. When should you be worried about your child, tween, or teen? Have things grown challenging with their behavior or are fights more common? Please call today. We would love to hear about your family. We will help you determine if therapy could help.
(717) 268-4695 View (717) 268-4695
Photo of Steven Reinoehl, Counselor in 19609, PA
Steven Reinoehl
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Reading, PA 19609
Above all, people need to know that you care, and that you know how to help them. I provide both of these, by building solid rapport with my clients, to show them what is perhaps the most important aspect of counseling- that they have a therapist who is someone who wilI truly listen to them, show them empathy, and be a sincere partner in helping them reach their counseling goals. My motto is "Anyone can be helped, after they realize that you truly care, and that they can trust in you." I provide treatment for a wide variety of mental health problems, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
Above all, people need to know that you care, and that you know how to help them. I provide both of these, by building solid rapport with my clients, to show them what is perhaps the most important aspect of counseling- that they have a therapist who is someone who wilI truly listen to them, show them empathy, and be a sincere partner in helping them reach their counseling goals. My motto is "Anyone can be helped, after they realize that you truly care, and that they can trust in you." I provide treatment for a wide variety of mental health problems, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
(610) 590-9044 View (610) 590-9044

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Number of Therapists in 19609

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 19609 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
73% Stress
70% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills
57% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Highmark
89% Aetna
89% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 19609 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19609?

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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.