Therapists in Wilmington, DE

Photo of Meredith Holmes, LCSW, GC-C, PMH-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Meredith Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19806
Do you find yourself making a list of people you care about, only to find your name not on it? Maybe in the course of caring for others and being their "shoulder to cry on", you take their problems to heart, to try and lighten their load. A focus on their problems ensue, but before you know it, you're always tense, not giving your all at work or at home. You just want to go back to your "normal life", but find it difficult, almost impossible to do so.
Do you find yourself making a list of people you care about, only to find your name not on it? Maybe in the course of caring for others and being their "shoulder to cry on", you take their problems to heart, to try and lighten their load. A focus on their problems ensue, but before you know it, you're always tense, not giving your all at work or at home. You just want to go back to your "normal life", but find it difficult, almost impossible to do so.
(302) 510-1933 View (302) 510-1933
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Julie Donahue
Counselor, LPC, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Welcome! The idea of counseling can be scary no matter what our age. And finding the right “fit” can be critical for your success in counseling. Here’s a bit about me and my practice and why we may be a good fit for you. Clients and their families come to my practice to gain a sense of what patterns are keeping them stuck. Together we face what has been avoided in order to achieve greater satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives. Counselors are human too! I use humor to normalize symptoms of stress and provide a warm comfortable environment to let go and take new supported risks.
Welcome! The idea of counseling can be scary no matter what our age. And finding the right “fit” can be critical for your success in counseling. Here’s a bit about me and my practice and why we may be a good fit for you. Clients and their families come to my practice to gain a sense of what patterns are keeping them stuck. Together we face what has been avoided in order to achieve greater satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives. Counselors are human too! I use humor to normalize symptoms of stress and provide a warm comfortable environment to let go and take new supported risks.
(302) 415-3385 View (302) 415-3385
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David Hutsell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
While I'm not new to providing therapy, I am new to Psychology Today - so I am still setting up my page. In the meantime, if you'd like more information about me or my approach to therapy, please check out my linked website.
While I'm not new to providing therapy, I am new to Psychology Today - so I am still setting up my page. In the meantime, if you'd like more information about me or my approach to therapy, please check out my linked website.
(302) 200-3509 View (302) 200-3509
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Liz Brown
PCC, NBC-HWC, PCAC, CPRC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19807
Many times people are looking to move forward in life but feel somewhat stuck due to obstacles in the way. I help people who are ready to start the process to identify goals, reduce obstacles and move forward into sustainable action. Whether it is a personal or professional goal or a desire to improve the balance between the two, I partner with my clients to create an individualized plan that will help them to live a more balanced and fulfilled life.
Many times people are looking to move forward in life but feel somewhat stuck due to obstacles in the way. I help people who are ready to start the process to identify goals, reduce obstacles and move forward into sustainable action. Whether it is a personal or professional goal or a desire to improve the balance between the two, I partner with my clients to create an individualized plan that will help them to live a more balanced and fulfilled life.
(302) 754-3396 View (302) 754-3396
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Transitions Delaware LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19805
Transitions Delaware is accepting new clients. Please visit our website to learn more about the team. The practice was created by Rev. Karla Fleshman, LCSW, MDiv, TCYM II; and has a special focus toward serving LGBTQ+ folx, their family and friends. Each therapist has a trauma informed focus with unique specializations. Rev. Karla has been an LCSW for over 30 years (ordained clergy for 25 years) bringing her expertise in supervision and training to this team of skilled therapists. She is a certified EMDR therapist pursuing an advanced certificate in dissociative studies through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.
Transitions Delaware is accepting new clients. Please visit our website to learn more about the team. The practice was created by Rev. Karla Fleshman, LCSW, MDiv, TCYM II; and has a special focus toward serving LGBTQ+ folx, their family and friends. Each therapist has a trauma informed focus with unique specializations. Rev. Karla has been an LCSW for over 30 years (ordained clergy for 25 years) bringing her expertise in supervision and training to this team of skilled therapists. She is a certified EMDR therapist pursuing an advanced certificate in dissociative studies through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.
(302) 200-4654 View (302) 200-4654
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Sharon Lee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19809
Are you stumped on how to feel more seen, heard, and valued as your authentic self? I help my clients learn how to compassionately navigate these challenges and what it means to stay true to who you are or want to be. It can be overwhelming process to start a new chapter in your career or personal life, exploring a new or shifting identity/ role, finding more harmony between loved ones and work. I collaborate with you to support your therapy goals, cultivating courage and willingness to invest in you, building a community of support, and working to find ways to get unstuck from distress.
Are you stumped on how to feel more seen, heard, and valued as your authentic self? I help my clients learn how to compassionately navigate these challenges and what it means to stay true to who you are or want to be. It can be overwhelming process to start a new chapter in your career or personal life, exploring a new or shifting identity/ role, finding more harmony between loved ones and work. I collaborate with you to support your therapy goals, cultivating courage and willingness to invest in you, building a community of support, and working to find ways to get unstuck from distress.
(302) 281-1187 View (302) 281-1187
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Maggie Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Both personally and professionally, I am a strong believer in the healing power of relationships. However, sometimes even our most important relationships falter, causing pain, confusion and turmoil. If you currently find yourself struggling with a relationship-related issue (spouse, romantic partner, parent/sibling, friend, boss/co-worker) I am here to listen and to help you achieve greater clarity and confidence moving forward. At the individual level, I also offer support for more personal concerns, including anxiety and depression, as well as difficult life circumstances such as processing a recent loss, divorce or past trauma.
Both personally and professionally, I am a strong believer in the healing power of relationships. However, sometimes even our most important relationships falter, causing pain, confusion and turmoil. If you currently find yourself struggling with a relationship-related issue (spouse, romantic partner, parent/sibling, friend, boss/co-worker) I am here to listen and to help you achieve greater clarity and confidence moving forward. At the individual level, I also offer support for more personal concerns, including anxiety and depression, as well as difficult life circumstances such as processing a recent loss, divorce or past trauma.
(302) 318-8528 View (302) 318-8528
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Elisheva Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Elisheva is a highly skilled culturally competent Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing since 2010. Elisheva has experience working with adults, children, and families in various settings to include school, home, residential, inpatient, outpatient, and shelter
Elisheva is a highly skilled culturally competent Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing since 2010. Elisheva has experience working with adults, children, and families in various settings to include school, home, residential, inpatient, outpatient, and shelter
(302) 202-0358 View (302) 202-0358
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Shirley A Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Not accepting new clients
I provide mental health counseling services to individuals and families impacted by mental health and life challenges often generated by the complexities of our modern world. These challenges include depression, anxiety ,adults working through childhood sexual abuse traumas, work/life balance and other life challenges. My mission is to help clients help themselves, adapt to the process of change, transition and recovery by engaging in a Client Centered Therapeutic Process. This process is meant to encourage client self awareness, acknowledgement of personal value, exploration of thoughts, feeling, beliefs and behaviors impacting client lives in the here and now.
I provide mental health counseling services to individuals and families impacted by mental health and life challenges often generated by the complexities of our modern world. These challenges include depression, anxiety ,adults working through childhood sexual abuse traumas, work/life balance and other life challenges. My mission is to help clients help themselves, adapt to the process of change, transition and recovery by engaging in a Client Centered Therapeutic Process. This process is meant to encourage client self awareness, acknowledgement of personal value, exploration of thoughts, feeling, beliefs and behaviors impacting client lives in the here and now.
(302) 786-0738 x302 View (302) 786-0738 x302
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Danielle A Norman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810  (Online Only)
Are you seeking support to achieve a more balanced or fulfilled life? I use traditional healing methods with science based behavior change methods to empower my clients with the strategies and skills they need to pursue their goals. Once individuals share their goals, I support the development of the skills and insights they need to change old patterns, address present issues, and increase future resilience. I believe in limitless new pathways for healing, growth, and discovery. So, even if you think you have tried it all, there is still a way forward.
Are you seeking support to achieve a more balanced or fulfilled life? I use traditional healing methods with science based behavior change methods to empower my clients with the strategies and skills they need to pursue their goals. Once individuals share their goals, I support the development of the skills and insights they need to change old patterns, address present issues, and increase future resilience. I believe in limitless new pathways for healing, growth, and discovery. So, even if you think you have tried it all, there is still a way forward.
(302) 404-2150 View (302) 404-2150
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Bonnie Kotler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
You've taken the first step by looking for a therapist. Congratulate yourself for that courage. I work with clients from adolescent through adulthood with a variety of life issues including anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties. I also work with people experiencing the effects of abuse and trauma. I work to create a safe environment where my clients can feel heard and understood. Together we work to develop strengths and coping skills so that you may thrive and not just survive.
You've taken the first step by looking for a therapist. Congratulate yourself for that courage. I work with clients from adolescent through adulthood with a variety of life issues including anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties. I also work with people experiencing the effects of abuse and trauma. I work to create a safe environment where my clients can feel heard and understood. Together we work to develop strengths and coping skills so that you may thrive and not just survive.
(484) 854-2373 View (484) 854-2373
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Christina Zampitella
Psychologist, PsyD, FT
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
I am the owner of a group practice; the Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy. We recognize that all of us experience times in our lives when a little help is needed. Perhaps now, it is a period of time in your life that is emotionally difficult, a death or loss you are grieving, struggles with depression or anxiety, problematic relationships, or just want to work on personal growth. Perhaps you need a sympathetic, nonjudgmental ear with someone whom you can trust. We hope you can find that person with us. We serve all ages, couples, families, and groups with a wide variety of emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual struggles.
I am the owner of a group practice; the Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy. We recognize that all of us experience times in our lives when a little help is needed. Perhaps now, it is a period of time in your life that is emotionally difficult, a death or loss you are grieving, struggles with depression or anxiety, problematic relationships, or just want to work on personal growth. Perhaps you need a sympathetic, nonjudgmental ear with someone whom you can trust. We hope you can find that person with us. We serve all ages, couples, families, and groups with a wide variety of emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual struggles.
(302) 204-1680 View (302) 204-1680
Gail D Tolpin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Not accepting new clients
I love helping individuals or couples make positive changes that they are seeking. When relationships, losses, traumatic events, wonderful events, habits, and/or jobs, are becoming overwhelming, it is ideal to seek professional help. I enjoy my work and continuously seek to find the most effective ways to enable my clients to reach their goals. These are including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) For those suffering with OCD, Depression, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Phobias, Chronic Pain, Relationship (family) issues and more, I encourage you to call without any hesitation.
I love helping individuals or couples make positive changes that they are seeking. When relationships, losses, traumatic events, wonderful events, habits, and/or jobs, are becoming overwhelming, it is ideal to seek professional help. I enjoy my work and continuously seek to find the most effective ways to enable my clients to reach their goals. These are including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) For those suffering with OCD, Depression, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Phobias, Chronic Pain, Relationship (family) issues and more, I encourage you to call without any hesitation.
(302) 319-2446 View (302) 319-2446
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Brenda L Farside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19806
Brenda Farside LCSW is a mental health clinician with more than 20 years experience. She works primarily with adults experiencing mental, physical and spiritual challenges and transitions, those who are in recovery, and those who are seeking self change. She has extensive training and experience with life transitions, depression & anxiety, loss & grief, trauma, and family issues. Brenda combines evidence-based counseling modalities (CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness) with energy modalities (reiki, meditation and breath work) to enhance and support the physiological shift necessary for a sustained alignment with mind, body, and spirit.
Brenda Farside LCSW is a mental health clinician with more than 20 years experience. She works primarily with adults experiencing mental, physical and spiritual challenges and transitions, those who are in recovery, and those who are seeking self change. She has extensive training and experience with life transitions, depression & anxiety, loss & grief, trauma, and family issues. Brenda combines evidence-based counseling modalities (CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness) with energy modalities (reiki, meditation and breath work) to enhance and support the physiological shift necessary for a sustained alignment with mind, body, and spirit.
(302) 281-2431 View (302) 281-2431
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Shannon Jones-Rumph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19804  (Online Only)
Personal Impact Statement: to teach & model the importance of self-worth, self-esteem, valuing oneself and self-love. Leadership, development and focus on strengths to build effective communication skills. The importance of advocating for oneself, knowing one has a voice & to using that voice. I am a native of Philadelphia who has provided over 20 years of clinical mental and behavioral health services to children and families. My specialty is working with children who have special needs such as autism, anxiety, depression, gender identity, LGBTQIA & crisis intervention.
Personal Impact Statement: to teach & model the importance of self-worth, self-esteem, valuing oneself and self-love. Leadership, development and focus on strengths to build effective communication skills. The importance of advocating for oneself, knowing one has a voice & to using that voice. I am a native of Philadelphia who has provided over 20 years of clinical mental and behavioral health services to children and families. My specialty is working with children who have special needs such as autism, anxiety, depression, gender identity, LGBTQIA & crisis intervention.
(302) 330-2644 View (302) 330-2644
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Lamont Josey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CAADC, CCFC, CSSOTS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19809
It is my primary focus to help empower my clients to make meaningful changes in their lives through goal-directed interventions and strategic planning. With twenty plus years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, families and various mental health & addiction populations, I encourage the use of one's own strengths to overcome challenging issues. I have been trained to treat various mental health and addictions issues. I use evidence-based, goal oriented and measurable techniques to assist in the therapeutic process. This journey I promise to take with you will achieve positive outcomes and results.
It is my primary focus to help empower my clients to make meaningful changes in their lives through goal-directed interventions and strategic planning. With twenty plus years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, families and various mental health & addiction populations, I encourage the use of one's own strengths to overcome challenging issues. I have been trained to treat various mental health and addictions issues. I use evidence-based, goal oriented and measurable techniques to assist in the therapeutic process. This journey I promise to take with you will achieve positive outcomes and results.
(302) 504-4898 View (302) 504-4898
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Nineka Dyson
Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LPCMH, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19809  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Maya Angelou once said, "my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." This is my hope for all clients and supervisees that enter the clinical relationship. As an Army Veteran, I understand situations can place a damper on our compassion, humor, and style but this does not have to be the new norm. Using an integrative approach, I focus on personal, psychological, and spiritual growth. I strive to assist clients with developing or regaining the power to shape their stories as a partner on their journey.
Maya Angelou once said, "my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." This is my hope for all clients and supervisees that enter the clinical relationship. As an Army Veteran, I understand situations can place a damper on our compassion, humor, and style but this does not have to be the new norm. Using an integrative approach, I focus on personal, psychological, and spiritual growth. I strive to assist clients with developing or regaining the power to shape their stories as a partner on their journey.
(302) 732-2071 View (302) 732-2071
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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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Jennifer Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
I specialize in empowering people who are wanting to be free of painful emotional and cognitive disruptions so they may uncover, discover and practice being the amazing person they came to this life to be. With over 28 years of experience; including on-going training in well-established evidence-based practices; combined with my genuinely compassionate, curious and deeply respectful approach; I emphasize the uniqueness of every person, focus on their inherent strengths and assist them in creating greater satisfaction in their lives by tapping into their own innate inner wisdom, that's often blocked by past pain & trauma.
I specialize in empowering people who are wanting to be free of painful emotional and cognitive disruptions so they may uncover, discover and practice being the amazing person they came to this life to be. With over 28 years of experience; including on-going training in well-established evidence-based practices; combined with my genuinely compassionate, curious and deeply respectful approach; I emphasize the uniqueness of every person, focus on their inherent strengths and assist them in creating greater satisfaction in their lives by tapping into their own innate inner wisdom, that's often blocked by past pain & trauma.
(302) 865-7196 View (302) 865-7196
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Aya Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19805
Precious Morris-Browning is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she received her BA in sociology. She also received a MS in mental health counseling from Springfield College in 2015. She is also a National Certified Counselor. More recently Precious has worked as a clinical therapist, working with various populations. Precious has worked with adolescents, the substance abuse population, and those with serious and persistent mental health issues such as schizophrenia, PTSD, and depression. Precious is currently working towards obtaining her LPC license in an effort to continue to serve in an even greater capacity.
Precious Morris-Browning is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she received her BA in sociology. She also received a MS in mental health counseling from Springfield College in 2015. She is also a National Certified Counselor. More recently Precious has worked as a clinical therapist, working with various populations. Precious has worked with adolescents, the substance abuse population, and those with serious and persistent mental health issues such as schizophrenia, PTSD, and depression. Precious is currently working towards obtaining her LPC license in an effort to continue to serve in an even greater capacity.
(302) 202-1301 View (302) 202-1301

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wilmington, DE

500+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Wilmington, DE who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
71% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Highmark

How Therapists in Wilmington, DE see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.