Therapists in Springdale, Stamford, CT

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Mark Spergel
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and draws on multiple theoretical approaches depending on the needs of the patient. Whether you are in crisis or simply dissatisfied with some aspect of your life, therapy can help by uncovering unconscious patterns and finding new ways to address unsettling internal states and interpersonal conflicts. These can include difficulties with coworkers and supervisors, family or romantic relationships, identity issues, unwanted dependencies, loss, loneliness, inertia, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, rage, compulsive behaviors, and other self-destructive patterns.
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and draws on multiple theoretical approaches depending on the needs of the patient. Whether you are in crisis or simply dissatisfied with some aspect of your life, therapy can help by uncovering unconscious patterns and finding new ways to address unsettling internal states and interpersonal conflicts. These can include difficulties with coworkers and supervisors, family or romantic relationships, identity issues, unwanted dependencies, loss, loneliness, inertia, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, rage, compulsive behaviors, and other self-destructive patterns.
(917) 746-6114 View (917) 746-6114
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Jannette Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06905
Being happy and at peace is part genetics, part environment, but also part a choice. Yes choice is a large part that individuals tend to dismiss. If you feel the discomfort in your current life do no ignore it, embrace it. The discomfort is your signal that you are ready for change and change can be very positive. Bringing forth a greater sense of understanding of your sense of self, will create those opportunities for growth. Take charge of how you feel through self exploration and committing to the work. Find and create your own calm place.
Being happy and at peace is part genetics, part environment, but also part a choice. Yes choice is a large part that individuals tend to dismiss. If you feel the discomfort in your current life do no ignore it, embrace it. The discomfort is your signal that you are ready for change and change can be very positive. Bringing forth a greater sense of understanding of your sense of self, will create those opportunities for growth. Take charge of how you feel through self exploration and committing to the work. Find and create your own calm place.
(203) 536-3916 View (203) 536-3916
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Christiaan Sean Greer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
I want to help you figure out what you can control and change about your life and what you need to better cope with and endure. I believe our ability to manage stress and strong feelings is deeply connected to our relationships with others and talking with a compassionate psychologist can help you make difficult changes and learn new ways to cope with complicated situations. Working together we can improve your connection to loved ones, understand why you feel the way you do, and make choices aligned with your values.
I want to help you figure out what you can control and change about your life and what you need to better cope with and endure. I believe our ability to manage stress and strong feelings is deeply connected to our relationships with others and talking with a compassionate psychologist can help you make difficult changes and learn new ways to cope with complicated situations. Working together we can improve your connection to loved ones, understand why you feel the way you do, and make choices aligned with your values.
(914) 529-6214 View (914) 529-6214
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Carla Pileggi Caviola
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA- LPC, LMHC, PSI, MLCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
Carla is honored to join clients in their journey of intentional & transformational growth. She provides empathy & warmth, while tailoring effective interventions & strategies so clients can move forward with agility towards their goals. Carla provides culturally sensitive therapy & loves working with people of various cultures & backgrounds. She is specialized in supporting women/infants & families during pregnancy & the postpartum period. She is a clinical supervisor and certified coach, specialized in transitional and leadership coaching. Services are provided in English, Portuguese and Spanish languages.
Carla is honored to join clients in their journey of intentional & transformational growth. She provides empathy & warmth, while tailoring effective interventions & strategies so clients can move forward with agility towards their goals. Carla provides culturally sensitive therapy & loves working with people of various cultures & backgrounds. She is specialized in supporting women/infants & families during pregnancy & the postpartum period. She is a clinical supervisor and certified coach, specialized in transitional and leadership coaching. Services are provided in English, Portuguese and Spanish languages.
(203) 916-0986 View (203) 916-0986
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EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
Experienced clinician and school counselor, Allison Tables, has created EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services in order to provide skill-based executive functioning, social skills, and therapeutic support from both a relational and educational perspective. EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services provides emotional and academic support for children, adolescents, and young adults with executive functioning deficits, weak social skills, and various other mental health concerns often related to academic and/or social struggles.
Experienced clinician and school counselor, Allison Tables, has created EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services in order to provide skill-based executive functioning, social skills, and therapeutic support from both a relational and educational perspective. EFfective Educational and Therapeutic Services provides emotional and academic support for children, adolescents, and young adults with executive functioning deficits, weak social skills, and various other mental health concerns often related to academic and/or social struggles.
(203) 539-1541 View (203) 539-1541
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Natalie Cometa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut and New York, working with those who experience anxiety and depression. I specialize in generalized anxiety, health anxiety, anxiety over life transitions, and mild depression. I use a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am also a certified yoga instructor, and use this background to inform my treatment style (i.e. teaching breathing techniques that decrease stress and improve sleep).
I have over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut and New York, working with those who experience anxiety and depression. I specialize in generalized anxiety, health anxiety, anxiety over life transitions, and mild depression. I use a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am also a certified yoga instructor, and use this background to inform my treatment style (i.e. teaching breathing techniques that decrease stress and improve sleep).
(475) 234-2923 View (475) 234-2923
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Camryn Hafner
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
I have an experience working with clients at many different life stages, including childhood, adolescence, mid-life, and older adulthood, and has helped these individuals navigate experiences of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relational conflict, and major life transitions. I integrate aspects of theater, music, dance, visual arts, mindfulness, and humanistic talk therapy, and I am dedicated to collaborating with clients to find a modality of expression that best supports their individual therapeutic process.
I have an experience working with clients at many different life stages, including childhood, adolescence, mid-life, and older adulthood, and has helped these individuals navigate experiences of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relational conflict, and major life transitions. I integrate aspects of theater, music, dance, visual arts, mindfulness, and humanistic talk therapy, and I am dedicated to collaborating with clients to find a modality of expression that best supports their individual therapeutic process.
(646) 916-5387 View (646) 916-5387
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Monique Katyanna Saboia
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Is there a person or situation in your life that has you second-guessing yourself? Do you feel like you have compromised your own happiness for a career, person, or societal expectations? Are you wondering how you even got here and don’t even know where to begin or how to fix it? If you have answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone! As a trained psychotherapist, I can help you navigate through your challenges as you lean into my 25+ years of personal and professional experiences.
Is there a person or situation in your life that has you second-guessing yourself? Do you feel like you have compromised your own happiness for a career, person, or societal expectations? Are you wondering how you even got here and don’t even know where to begin or how to fix it? If you have answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone! As a trained psychotherapist, I can help you navigate through your challenges as you lean into my 25+ years of personal and professional experiences.
(203) 872-5741 View (203) 872-5741
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Edward J Schork
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06901
Welcome! Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unfulfilled or invalidated at work or in your relationships? Experiencing intense sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, stuck in unsatisfying or self-defeating patterns? Worried about a struggling child or challenged by a troubled teen or difficult family member? Having romantic/marital difficulties, contemplating breakup/divorce? I can help. Together we can build a compassionate, empathic "team effort" that builds upon & enhances your existing strengths, helps you learn new, optimal coping strategies & communication & relationship skills, heals pain and suffering, overcomes obstacles, optimizes career, school or family wellbeing & success, enhances feelings of life satisfaction and fulfillment, and maximizes your and your loved ones' potential.
Welcome! Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unfulfilled or invalidated at work or in your relationships? Experiencing intense sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, stuck in unsatisfying or self-defeating patterns? Worried about a struggling child or challenged by a troubled teen or difficult family member? Having romantic/marital difficulties, contemplating breakup/divorce? I can help. Together we can build a compassionate, empathic "team effort" that builds upon & enhances your existing strengths, helps you learn new, optimal coping strategies & communication & relationship skills, heals pain and suffering, overcomes obstacles, optimizes career, school or family wellbeing & success, enhances feelings of life satisfaction and fulfillment, and maximizes your and your loved ones' potential.
(203) 463-4194 View (203) 463-4194
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Robyn Teresa Buschini
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
Does life have you feeling anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed? Do you want a way to work through these feelings but you're struggling to identify coping mechanisms to overcome them? If so, I can help you develop these skills, improve self esteem, and improve your outlook on life. I believe that therapy works best when the client directs the session.
Does life have you feeling anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed? Do you want a way to work through these feelings but you're struggling to identify coping mechanisms to overcome them? If so, I can help you develop these skills, improve self esteem, and improve your outlook on life. I believe that therapy works best when the client directs the session.
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Sarah Turney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
Welcome. Are you struggling in your interpersonal relationships? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by worries and intrusive thoughts? Do past negative experiences keep you from moving forward and achieving your goals? I can help you get to where you want to be. I have over 10 years working in the field in various mental health settings. My empathetic and nonjudgmental approach creates a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and confront life's challenges. I can help you to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and achieve improved mental and emotional well-being.
Welcome. Are you struggling in your interpersonal relationships? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by worries and intrusive thoughts? Do past negative experiences keep you from moving forward and achieving your goals? I can help you get to where you want to be. I have over 10 years working in the field in various mental health settings. My empathetic and nonjudgmental approach creates a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and confront life's challenges. I can help you to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and achieve improved mental and emotional well-being.
(203) 357-5533 View (203) 357-5533
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James E Blechman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Not Verified Not Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
(203) 212-9870 View (203) 212-9870
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Jacqueline Stephens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
Does this sound familiar?: You've lost touch with the hopes and dreams that used to motivate and inspire you. An important relationship is in trouble: your relationship with your spouse, partner, child, or family is a repeated source of pain. You received feedback that you don’t seem yourself lately or that your behavior is alarming to those who care about you. The responsiveness of a therapist can help us acknowledge the deep urging and longings of our truer selves. Therapy can be a place where we chart a new course for our lives. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Does this sound familiar?: You've lost touch with the hopes and dreams that used to motivate and inspire you. An important relationship is in trouble: your relationship with your spouse, partner, child, or family is a repeated source of pain. You received feedback that you don’t seem yourself lately or that your behavior is alarming to those who care about you. The responsiveness of a therapist can help us acknowledge the deep urging and longings of our truer selves. Therapy can be a place where we chart a new course for our lives. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(203) 302-9826 View (203) 302-9826
Louis P Amato
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
I am a Connecticut state licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and adults. My clinical counseling style includes active engagement with clients to set goals and develop relevant strategies to address a diverse array of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and developmental challenges.
I am a Connecticut state licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and adults. My clinical counseling style includes active engagement with clients to set goals and develop relevant strategies to address a diverse array of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and developmental challenges.
(203) 399-0671 View (203) 399-0671
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Debra Macari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a speciality in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. My focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and personality disorders. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families, and the geriatric population.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a speciality in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. My focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and personality disorders. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families, and the geriatric population.
(516) 243-8219 View (516) 243-8219
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Mildred Hungria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
Not accepting new clients
We all go through life transitions and psychosocial stressors, which can be difficult and challenging. During these experiences, we may feel as if we are trapped, stuck, lost or alone, but you don't have to feel this way. You have the power and control to change this. Providing a warm and inviting environment, I welcome you to Fortaleza Therapeutic Services, PLLC, where we offer late afternoons, weekend services y hablamos Español. Encuentre la fortaleza para iniciar un camino hacia su bienestar mental.
We all go through life transitions and psychosocial stressors, which can be difficult and challenging. During these experiences, we may feel as if we are trapped, stuck, lost or alone, but you don't have to feel this way. You have the power and control to change this. Providing a warm and inviting environment, I welcome you to Fortaleza Therapeutic Services, PLLC, where we offer late afternoons, weekend services y hablamos Español. Encuentre la fortaleza para iniciar un camino hacia su bienestar mental.
(203) 717-4849 View (203) 717-4849
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Dr. Robin Wachs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
If you're consumed by feeling stuck and unhappy, it makes sense to seek help. Anxiety, depression, anger, conflict, sadness...all can be addressed, alleviated and/or well managed. Even if you struggle with significant health issues, challenging relationships, or other difficult life circumstances, there are paths to relief and greater happiness. In a welcoming, and non-judgemental setting, I invite you to discuss whatever is weighing on you. We will first define your goals, and by working together, address them. You will gain clarity, new perspectives, and better coping skills. You will leave feeling clearer, better, and stronger.
If you're consumed by feeling stuck and unhappy, it makes sense to seek help. Anxiety, depression, anger, conflict, sadness...all can be addressed, alleviated and/or well managed. Even if you struggle with significant health issues, challenging relationships, or other difficult life circumstances, there are paths to relief and greater happiness. In a welcoming, and non-judgemental setting, I invite you to discuss whatever is weighing on you. We will first define your goals, and by working together, address them. You will gain clarity, new perspectives, and better coping skills. You will leave feeling clearer, better, and stronger.
(475) 234-2551 View (475) 234-2551
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Katie Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients for virtual therapy in Texas. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties to life changes, and self-harm. Navigating life can be complex, and I work collaboratively with clients to determine how to best address any difficulties you are experiencing to live the life you want.
Currently accepting new clients for virtual therapy in Texas. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties to life changes, and self-harm. Navigating life can be complex, and I work collaboratively with clients to determine how to best address any difficulties you are experiencing to live the life you want.
(737) 358-3222 View (737) 358-3222
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Jane Frumberg
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907  (Online Only)
Hello! The decision to begin therapy is a courageous and self-nourishing one. It's challenging to take that step back and take inventory of your life and your role in it. Therapy is a place where you can truly do exactly that in a non-judgmental, empathy driven space. We will reflect on what may need to change, and process through those feelings as a team. Together, we will work on understanding emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and how they work together, effective ways to label and express your feelings, and learn coping strategies to use in your everyday life.
Hello! The decision to begin therapy is a courageous and self-nourishing one. It's challenging to take that step back and take inventory of your life and your role in it. Therapy is a place where you can truly do exactly that in a non-judgmental, empathy driven space. We will reflect on what may need to change, and process through those feelings as a team. Together, we will work on understanding emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and how they work together, effective ways to label and express your feelings, and learn coping strategies to use in your everyday life.
(518) 897-3533 View (518) 897-3533
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Ricardo Arocha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Springdale, Stamford, CT 06907
Welcome! I'm thrilled to meet you and celebrate your courage on the journey of personal growth. As a licensed master social worker, my role is to create a safe and liberating space where you can explore your feelings and concerns. I’ve learned that therapy is most effective when it is collaborative. Your role is to engage in the process the best you can by reflecting on your story and articulating your concerns; my role is to be a compassionate listener, curious observer, and a calming guide to help you uncover your strengths, accept your limitations, and imagine a path towards a brighter future.
Welcome! I'm thrilled to meet you and celebrate your courage on the journey of personal growth. As a licensed master social worker, my role is to create a safe and liberating space where you can explore your feelings and concerns. I’ve learned that therapy is most effective when it is collaborative. Your role is to engage in the process the best you can by reflecting on your story and articulating your concerns; my role is to be a compassionate listener, curious observer, and a calming guide to help you uncover your strengths, accept your limitations, and imagine a path towards a brighter future.
(203) 496-4245 View (203) 496-4245

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Springdale, Stamford, CT

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Springdale, Stamford, CT who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
73% Grief
68% Relationship Issues
68% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Springdale, Stamford, CT see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Springdale, Stamford?

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.