Therapists in Wilmington, DE

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Terry Ramsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19809
I specialize in helping individuals navigate major life changes or transitions. This might include getting married or divorced, caring for a partner or relative, welcoming a new child, changing jobs or careers, getting older, mid-life uncertainty, losing a loved one. These types of changes can feel destabilizing and create anxiety or depression, even if the change is something you want. Many clients come in saying they feel stuck and don't know what to do anymore. Talking through these life events and understanding how they affect you can help reduce the worry and uncertainty, making it easier to think clearly and make decisions.
I specialize in helping individuals navigate major life changes or transitions. This might include getting married or divorced, caring for a partner or relative, welcoming a new child, changing jobs or careers, getting older, mid-life uncertainty, losing a loved one. These types of changes can feel destabilizing and create anxiety or depression, even if the change is something you want. Many clients come in saying they feel stuck and don't know what to do anymore. Talking through these life events and understanding how they affect you can help reduce the worry and uncertainty, making it easier to think clearly and make decisions.
(302) 260-7252 View (302) 260-7252
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Kathryn Alabi (Serving DE Md)
Counselor, LPCMH, LCPC, NCC, CAMS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
I am a Licensed professional counselor who has been practicing in the field for over 15yrs. My client population includes couples, adults suffering with Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, trauma focus concerns, women issues, ADD, Substance abuse, Oppositional defiant, Family Issues. I also provide clinical supervision as the board certifies for provisionally licensed counselors seeking supervision. My approach lays emphasizes on the client's resources of becoming self-aware; to resolve blocks to personal growth; allows for the client to determine the direction of therapy and puts the client (not the therapist) at the center of therapy.
I am a Licensed professional counselor who has been practicing in the field for over 15yrs. My client population includes couples, adults suffering with Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, trauma focus concerns, women issues, ADD, Substance abuse, Oppositional defiant, Family Issues. I also provide clinical supervision as the board certifies for provisionally licensed counselors seeking supervision. My approach lays emphasizes on the client's resources of becoming self-aware; to resolve blocks to personal growth; allows for the client to determine the direction of therapy and puts the client (not the therapist) at the center of therapy.
(302) 918-5967 View (302) 918-5967
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Aligned Counseling LLC
Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810  (Online Only)
I work with women who are considering or approaching major life transitions or milestones. Those who are smart and ambitious and tend towards perfectionism which leaves them questioning themselves and experiencing stress and worry. Those who are entering a new decade, deciding to switch careers, contemplating marriage and/or parenthood, all the while navigating daily stressors and everyday lives. I work with individuals who are looking to be kinder to themselves and figure out what they really want.
I work with women who are considering or approaching major life transitions or milestones. Those who are smart and ambitious and tend towards perfectionism which leaves them questioning themselves and experiencing stress and worry. Those who are entering a new decade, deciding to switch careers, contemplating marriage and/or parenthood, all the while navigating daily stressors and everyday lives. I work with individuals who are looking to be kinder to themselves and figure out what they really want.
(302) 715-0074 View (302) 715-0074
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Amy Schiowitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19803
Maybe you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck. Perhaps you are going through a change and having trouble managing day-to-day life. Or maybe it's hard to put into words what you are feeling but know that something is getting in your way of living the life you want. Getting started in therapy is a big step! As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe in the power of empathy, authenticity, and connection in the work that we do together. I am passionate about helping Gen Z and Millennial clients navigate difficult experiences and emotions, as well as working to unburden themselves from what is holding them back.
Maybe you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck. Perhaps you are going through a change and having trouble managing day-to-day life. Or maybe it's hard to put into words what you are feeling but know that something is getting in your way of living the life you want. Getting started in therapy is a big step! As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe in the power of empathy, authenticity, and connection in the work that we do together. I am passionate about helping Gen Z and Millennial clients navigate difficult experiences and emotions, as well as working to unburden themselves from what is holding them back.
(302) 240-3924 View (302) 240-3924
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Jessica Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
Do you find yourself wondering how so much of your life has been dominated by your anxiety? Maybe you feel trapped by your past relationships - with family, friends, romantic partners - and want to move forward without dragging that all along with you? Or maybe you've gotten to young or middle adulthood and realized that you're not quite sure who you are? All of these scenarios can be paralyzing at times AND they are also part of being human. The good news is that you don't have to keep trying to "figure it all out" on your own.
Do you find yourself wondering how so much of your life has been dominated by your anxiety? Maybe you feel trapped by your past relationships - with family, friends, romantic partners - and want to move forward without dragging that all along with you? Or maybe you've gotten to young or middle adulthood and realized that you're not quite sure who you are? All of these scenarios can be paralyzing at times AND they are also part of being human. The good news is that you don't have to keep trying to "figure it all out" on your own.
(302) 205-1211 View (302) 205-1211
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Kristle J. Small
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, , LPC, LMH-C
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19804
Feeling depressed or worried? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a therapist can help! Kristle J. Small Counseling Group is a virtual mental health and counseling practice in service Delaware. Our mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As therapists we can help you to get the results you want for your life. We are committed to helping you identify the obstacles in your life and achieve your goals. If you are interested in beginning therapy, please visit us at www.kristlejsmall.com. We look forward to helping you!
Feeling depressed or worried? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a therapist can help! Kristle J. Small Counseling Group is a virtual mental health and counseling practice in service Delaware. Our mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As therapists we can help you to get the results you want for your life. We are committed to helping you identify the obstacles in your life and achieve your goals. If you are interested in beginning therapy, please visit us at www.kristlejsmall.com. We look forward to helping you!
(302) 300-4891 View (302) 300-4891
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Jacqueline R. Kairis
Counselor, MA, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Not accepting new clients
Life can present challenges that make us feel frustrated, overwhelmed or alone. Through a relationship with a supportive, skilled therapist, these normal struggles can become opportunities for beautiful growth, resulting in increased life fulfillment. Utilizing extensive clinical and educational experience, I specialize in working with women in mid-life, including and not limited to anxiety and depression: challenges in relationships, career change, life transitions; self-esteem, grief and loss.
Life can present challenges that make us feel frustrated, overwhelmed or alone. Through a relationship with a supportive, skilled therapist, these normal struggles can become opportunities for beautiful growth, resulting in increased life fulfillment. Utilizing extensive clinical and educational experience, I specialize in working with women in mid-life, including and not limited to anxiety and depression: challenges in relationships, career change, life transitions; self-esteem, grief and loss.
(302) 291-4793 View (302) 291-4793
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Elizabeth Lombino - Christiana Care - Gohealth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808  (Online Only)
The last few years have brought new levels of stress and anxiety to millions of people. As a result, demand for behavioral health support has never been higher, yet finding help continues to be hard. That’s why ChristianaCare-GoHealth now offer support for your behavioral health needs, available seven days a week including evenings and weekends. Services include: Psychiatric evaluation, medication management and refills, and virtual talk therapy for ages 15 and up.
The last few years have brought new levels of stress and anxiety to millions of people. As a result, demand for behavioral health support has never been higher, yet finding help continues to be hard. That’s why ChristianaCare-GoHealth now offer support for your behavioral health needs, available seven days a week including evenings and weekends. Services include: Psychiatric evaluation, medication management and refills, and virtual talk therapy for ages 15 and up.
(302) 546-0218 View (302) 546-0218
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Growing Edges Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Not accepting new clients
Whether your goal is to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, or stress; learn new ways to manage interpersonal conflict; or work toward personal growth and healing, Growing Edges Counseling can help you succeed. We are Clinical Pastoral Counselors who support our clients in mastering new skills and gaining new insights to help them move beyond limiting beliefs and behavior. Our clients are valued for their unique strengths, concerns, needs, and personalities. Therapy is provided in a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment where you can comfortably express yourself and work toward achieving your particular version of success.
Whether your goal is to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, or stress; learn new ways to manage interpersonal conflict; or work toward personal growth and healing, Growing Edges Counseling can help you succeed. We are Clinical Pastoral Counselors who support our clients in mastering new skills and gaining new insights to help them move beyond limiting beliefs and behavior. Our clients are valued for their unique strengths, concerns, needs, and personalities. Therapy is provided in a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment where you can comfortably express yourself and work toward achieving your particular version of success.
(302) 613-0891 View (302) 613-0891
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Catherine Devaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCDP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19809
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my practice. I have worked for more than 30 years with individuals and families who have experienced or are currently struggling with relationship issues, trauma, and/or substance abuse issues including codependence. Seeking therapy requires courage, and it would be my honor to work with you to offer a safe and caring place for you and your family to talk about yourselves, your lives, and the things in your lives that you would like to improve on. Together we can collaborate to use our strengths to help solve problems and achieve important goals.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my practice. I have worked for more than 30 years with individuals and families who have experienced or are currently struggling with relationship issues, trauma, and/or substance abuse issues including codependence. Seeking therapy requires courage, and it would be my honor to work with you to offer a safe and caring place for you and your family to talk about yourselves, your lives, and the things in your lives that you would like to improve on. Together we can collaborate to use our strengths to help solve problems and achieve important goals.
(302) 587-7674 View (302) 587-7674
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Kathleen M Flood
Counselor, NCC, LACMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19809
Do the transitions in your life seem to overwhelm you? Has the loss of a loved one, job, or home left you feeling empty and stuck? Have you felt defeated, stressed, sad, or just a little blue? Many of us have had those feelings but if they linger for weeks, months, or longer or impact your quality of life, finding a good therapist is essential. We can work together to help you reclaim your peace of mind. My goal is to help you build the resilience and skillset to achieve your goals.
Do the transitions in your life seem to overwhelm you? Has the loss of a loved one, job, or home left you feeling empty and stuck? Have you felt defeated, stressed, sad, or just a little blue? Many of us have had those feelings but if they linger for weeks, months, or longer or impact your quality of life, finding a good therapist is essential. We can work together to help you reclaim your peace of mind. My goal is to help you build the resilience and skillset to achieve your goals.
(302) 200-3154 View (302) 200-3154
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David Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19803  (Online Only)
Having issues with love, sex, or intimacy? We should talk. Whether you're currently alone or in a relationship, love, sex, and intimacy are central and powerful sources of joy and satisfaction in our lives-so when it's not working, the pain and frustration can be just as powerful. If every conversation turns into an argument, we should talk. If you want to feel connected again, and reignite feelings that have somehow gotten lost over time, we should talk. If you have concerns about your sexual interests, behavior, or relationships, we should talk. Call us. We can help. :)
Having issues with love, sex, or intimacy? We should talk. Whether you're currently alone or in a relationship, love, sex, and intimacy are central and powerful sources of joy and satisfaction in our lives-so when it's not working, the pain and frustration can be just as powerful. If every conversation turns into an argument, we should talk. If you want to feel connected again, and reignite feelings that have somehow gotten lost over time, we should talk. If you have concerns about your sexual interests, behavior, or relationships, we should talk. Call us. We can help. :)
(302) 405-5323 View (302) 405-5323
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Rooted Counseling LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19809
Welcome to Rooted Counseling; an empowering, evidenced based approach to mental health. Rooted provides state of the art Telehealth Psychotherapy, allowing for flexibility and ease to access care. Treatment should feel active, alive, and that progress is being made. As a client, you will receive an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs, values, and interests. Whether weekly, or monthly, short-term or on-going, treatment will utilize Evidence-Based Practices that are proven to reduce distress and improve overall quality of life.
Welcome to Rooted Counseling; an empowering, evidenced based approach to mental health. Rooted provides state of the art Telehealth Psychotherapy, allowing for flexibility and ease to access care. Treatment should feel active, alive, and that progress is being made. As a client, you will receive an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs, values, and interests. Whether weekly, or monthly, short-term or on-going, treatment will utilize Evidence-Based Practices that are proven to reduce distress and improve overall quality of life.
(302) 202-5310 View (302) 202-5310
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Jacqueline Corsini
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19803  (Online Only)
Are you looking to find a therapist with a faith based, spiritual practice grounded in an evidence based approach? If so, let's work together to focus on your desired growth, change and healing through present moment experience and self awareness. Through the practice of self acceptance with compassion a powerful lens is created. This allows us to see the inner workings of our own mind and gives clarity to what we struggle with. In this space we find our way to growth, healing and peace.
Are you looking to find a therapist with a faith based, spiritual practice grounded in an evidence based approach? If so, let's work together to focus on your desired growth, change and healing through present moment experience and self awareness. Through the practice of self acceptance with compassion a powerful lens is created. This allows us to see the inner workings of our own mind and gives clarity to what we struggle with. In this space we find our way to growth, healing and peace.
(302) 246-7213 View (302) 246-7213
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Anthony Reuter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Anthony Reuter, MPHIL, MS, LMSW is a therapist and doctoral candidate with more than 9 years of experience specializing in areas such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. Anthony treats patients of all ages, but specializes in adolescents, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Therapy, often using creative modalities such as music, art, and play therapy with his patients. Anthony has experience working in schools, inpatient hospitals, and residentials.
Anthony Reuter, MPHIL, MS, LMSW is a therapist and doctoral candidate with more than 9 years of experience specializing in areas such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. Anthony treats patients of all ages, but specializes in adolescents, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Therapy, often using creative modalities such as music, art, and play therapy with his patients. Anthony has experience working in schools, inpatient hospitals, and residentials.
(302) 305-2830 View (302) 305-2830
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Leland G. Orlov, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
I offer a unique blend of longevity as a therapist as well as an integration of the latest trends in treatment. My own life experiences have included several challenging medical and family issues. Learning to deal with these effectively has expanded my awareness on many levels and has made me a more compassionate and creative therapist. I am very comfortable working with children, adolescents, families and stepfamilies, single adults, married couples and committed partners, and seniors.
I offer a unique blend of longevity as a therapist as well as an integration of the latest trends in treatment. My own life experiences have included several challenging medical and family issues. Learning to deal with these effectively has expanded my awareness on many levels and has made me a more compassionate and creative therapist. I am very comfortable working with children, adolescents, families and stepfamilies, single adults, married couples and committed partners, and seniors.
(302) 319-2493 View (302) 319-2493
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Diamond State Counseling
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Welcome to our practice. We provide individual counseling for ages 5-65 and couples counseling. We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression to conflict resolution and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for.
Welcome to our practice. We provide individual counseling for ages 5-65 and couples counseling. We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression to conflict resolution and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for.
(302) 751-0960 View (302) 751-0960
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Becca McAdams
Counselor, LPCMH, NCC, M Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
Not accepting new clients
This rollercoaster of life can feel more scary than exciting. This can make life feel distressing and dizzying, instead of enjoyable or fun. Having someone to help during the downs, and cheering during the ups can make such a difference. Whether you're looking for yourself or your child, as a therapist, my role is to support during growth or setbacks, challenge an unhealthy mindset, and cheer on the progress. For families, I specifically look to enhance the attachment within the family and increase skills to reinforce healthy dynamics or develop new ones.
This rollercoaster of life can feel more scary than exciting. This can make life feel distressing and dizzying, instead of enjoyable or fun. Having someone to help during the downs, and cheering during the ups can make such a difference. Whether you're looking for yourself or your child, as a therapist, my role is to support during growth or setbacks, challenge an unhealthy mindset, and cheer on the progress. For families, I specifically look to enhance the attachment within the family and increase skills to reinforce healthy dynamics or develop new ones.
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Kimberly Prinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Do you feel lonely even when you are not alone? Are you exhausted from constant anxiety and worry? Or wondering if you are making the right decisions in life and struggling in a transition?
Do you feel lonely even when you are not alone? Are you exhausted from constant anxiety and worry? Or wondering if you are making the right decisions in life and struggling in a transition?
(302) 599-6890 View (302) 599-6890
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Vanessa Ann Vigilante
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19803  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I provide virtual therapy to adults experiencing concerns such as relationship stress, depression, personal and professional interpersonal issues, over personalizing, codependency, oversensitivity, fear of rejection, parenting, work related stress, defensiveness, panic, anxiety, health provider stress, chronic pain, and adjustment to chronic illness. I provide virtual sessions to individuals residing in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York as well as to individuals residing in a state that is a member of PSYPACT. Visit https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap to learn more.
Hello and welcome! I provide virtual therapy to adults experiencing concerns such as relationship stress, depression, personal and professional interpersonal issues, over personalizing, codependency, oversensitivity, fear of rejection, parenting, work related stress, defensiveness, panic, anxiety, health provider stress, chronic pain, and adjustment to chronic illness. I provide virtual sessions to individuals residing in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York as well as to individuals residing in a state that is a member of PSYPACT. Visit https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap to learn more.
(302) 524-0891 View (302) 524-0891
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Number of Therapists in Wilmington, DE

500+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Wilmington, DE who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
71% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Highmark

How Therapists in Wilmington, DE see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilmington?

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.