Therapists in Allendale, NJ

Photo of Barbaros Dinler - Ellie Mental Health of Northwest Bergen, LLC, LPC, LCADC, LCSW, LSW
Ellie Mental Health of Northwest Bergen, LLC
LPC, LCADC, LCSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
We provide therapy to our community that needs professional assistance to help navigate the rigors of life. If you've thought about therapy but didn't have the time, could not afford it or had to wait months to see someone. Give us a call, we will schedule an appointment within a short window of time.
We provide therapy to our community that needs professional assistance to help navigate the rigors of life. If you've thought about therapy but didn't have the time, could not afford it or had to wait months to see someone. Give us a call, we will schedule an appointment within a short window of time.
(201) 975-5196 View (201) 975-5196
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Ronald Battiston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
Finding the right therapist can be a long, confusing process. How can you be sure that the person you’re choosing has the right experience or training to effectively help you or your loved ones? As a therapist with a decade’s worth of experience, I provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and families suffering from the effects of anxiety, depression, academic challenges and parent-child conflict.
Finding the right therapist can be a long, confusing process. How can you be sure that the person you’re choosing has the right experience or training to effectively help you or your loved ones? As a therapist with a decade’s worth of experience, I provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and families suffering from the effects of anxiety, depression, academic challenges and parent-child conflict.
(201) 574-1886 View (201) 574-1886
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Frank Klump
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, EdS, SAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
Accepting Clients in NJ & FL! I am a licensed professional counselor with 10+ years of clinical experience in private practice & school settings. My school experience allows me to deeply understand and support the youth in their academic setting & struggles that may arise. My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, stress, trauma, sports-related struggles, school/work issues, and more. Additionally, I have extensive experience in supporting the LGBTQ+ population and am a trans-affirming therapist. I specialize in working with individuals ages 8-30; however, I am also able to work with older individuals.
Accepting Clients in NJ & FL! I am a licensed professional counselor with 10+ years of clinical experience in private practice & school settings. My school experience allows me to deeply understand and support the youth in their academic setting & struggles that may arise. My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, stress, trauma, sports-related struggles, school/work issues, and more. Additionally, I have extensive experience in supporting the LGBTQ+ population and am a trans-affirming therapist. I specialize in working with individuals ages 8-30; however, I am also able to work with older individuals.
(973) 668-9326 View (973) 668-9326
Photo of Jason Berenberg, LPC, LCADC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jason Berenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
I believe all of us have an inbuilt propensity for healing and personal growth. As a psychotherapist, I consider my main task as helping you in removing barriers in order for you to reach your fullest potential. I strive not only to aid in allieviating symptoms and emotional pain, but to join in on a journey with you for long-standing individual change. You may currently feel stuck and view change as a daunting and arduous task. I strive to create an inviting and safe environment through my sense of humor, compassion, and encouragement.
I believe all of us have an inbuilt propensity for healing and personal growth. As a psychotherapist, I consider my main task as helping you in removing barriers in order for you to reach your fullest potential. I strive not only to aid in allieviating symptoms and emotional pain, but to join in on a journey with you for long-standing individual change. You may currently feel stuck and view change as a daunting and arduous task. I strive to create an inviting and safe environment through my sense of humor, compassion, and encouragement.
(201) 603-2053 View (201) 603-2053
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Janet Anne Bertelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
The future you deserve. You know it's out there - but how do you get there? If you're searching for a therapist, there's a good chance you're experiencing emotional pain. You may have suffered a loss or experienced trauma. Perhaps you are dealing with a pattern of troubled relationships, or a tendency toward underachievement at work or school. It may be that you're struggling with a difficult life transition, or a history of self-sabotaging behaviors that has kept you from achieving your goals and finding peace.
The future you deserve. You know it's out there - but how do you get there? If you're searching for a therapist, there's a good chance you're experiencing emotional pain. You may have suffered a loss or experienced trauma. Perhaps you are dealing with a pattern of troubled relationships, or a tendency toward underachievement at work or school. It may be that you're struggling with a difficult life transition, or a history of self-sabotaging behaviors that has kept you from achieving your goals and finding peace.
(201) 989-0111 View (201) 989-0111
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Susan Esserman Msw Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW and LCSW), Susan has worked with women and their families around issues of pregnancy, birth and parenting since 1987.  Susan counsels individuals and couples on many issues.  She has in-depth experience in the areas of women and children's health including pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting issues as well as pediatric health concerns -- illness, palliative and hospice care.  She has led parenting groups that focus on new motherhood as well as bereavement groups for parents.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW and LCSW), Susan has worked with women and their families around issues of pregnancy, birth and parenting since 1987.  Susan counsels individuals and couples on many issues.  She has in-depth experience in the areas of women and children's health including pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting issues as well as pediatric health concerns -- illness, palliative and hospice care.  She has led parenting groups that focus on new motherhood as well as bereavement groups for parents.
(201) 579-1254 View (201) 579-1254
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Magda Occhicone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
During the last 15 years of my professional work, I have developed effective strategies that help families successfully overcome conflicts and improve their relationships. My area of specialty is marriage and family therapy. I also work with adolescents and have a broad knowledge of 504/IEP, which offer accommodations to students who experience difficulty learning in general education. I currently work with school districts to educate about mental health and assist with implementing interventions to alleviate academic pressures, help teens navigate their peer relations and mental health.
During the last 15 years of my professional work, I have developed effective strategies that help families successfully overcome conflicts and improve their relationships. My area of specialty is marriage and family therapy. I also work with adolescents and have a broad knowledge of 504/IEP, which offer accommodations to students who experience difficulty learning in general education. I currently work with school districts to educate about mental health and assist with implementing interventions to alleviate academic pressures, help teens navigate their peer relations and mental health.
(201) 431-8157 View (201) 431-8157
Photo of Carol L. Videtti, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carol L. Videtti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
As a strengths-based therapist, I believe that every individual has the potential to achieve the highest version of themselves through a combination of knowledge, insight and behavioral change. Whether you are struggling to navigate a difficult life event, seeking greater self-compassion or wanting to understand how to break old patterns of thinking or relating that are no longer serving you, I will help you to identify the barriers and develop the understanding and skills you need to move forward.
As a strengths-based therapist, I believe that every individual has the potential to achieve the highest version of themselves through a combination of knowledge, insight and behavioral change. Whether you are struggling to navigate a difficult life event, seeking greater self-compassion or wanting to understand how to break old patterns of thinking or relating that are no longer serving you, I will help you to identify the barriers and develop the understanding and skills you need to move forward.
(201) 849-1542 View (201) 849-1542
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Ada Liberant
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
As a therapist, I will work with you to achieve a better understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, and to discover more adaptive coping mechanisms. My style is non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate. I tailor the therapy to the individual needs of the client (play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or insight-oriented treatment). I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with a variety of issues, which include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, self-injurious behavior, and trauma. I particularly enjoy working with young adults struggling to deal with the pressures of college life.
As a therapist, I will work with you to achieve a better understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, and to discover more adaptive coping mechanisms. My style is non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate. I tailor the therapy to the individual needs of the client (play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or insight-oriented treatment). I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with a variety of issues, which include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, self-injurious behavior, and trauma. I particularly enjoy working with young adults struggling to deal with the pressures of college life.
(551) 230-7729 View (551) 230-7729
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Caren Weingart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401  (Online Only)
Seeking help is a huge first step and I understand that what you are going through may feel intense, painful, and scary. You deserve to live the best quality of life and to have the confidence to reach your goals and aspirations. I provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment, so you can feel comfortable and know you are not fighting your battles alone. What you need has been in front of you the whole time, you just need someone to help you see it!
Seeking help is a huge first step and I understand that what you are going through may feel intense, painful, and scary. You deserve to live the best quality of life and to have the confidence to reach your goals and aspirations. I provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment, so you can feel comfortable and know you are not fighting your battles alone. What you need has been in front of you the whole time, you just need someone to help you see it!
(908) 308-4500 View (908) 308-4500
Photo of Deborah Bedgood, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deborah Bedgood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
I believe that with the right support, everyone has the potential to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience, I am committed to providing tailored, evidence-based treatment that respects your individuality and unique experiences. I treat children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression, stress management, parenting, school-related problems, and life transitions.
I believe that with the right support, everyone has the potential to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience, I am committed to providing tailored, evidence-based treatment that respects your individuality and unique experiences. I treat children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression, stress management, parenting, school-related problems, and life transitions.
(908) 308-4500 View (908) 308-4500
Psychotherapy Referral Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
The Psychotherapy Referral Service is the clinical branch of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies. Referrals are provided at affordable rates to therapists in private practice. Referrals are made to affiliates and candidates of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, all of whom are professionals with state licenses and/or certifications. Fees for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy are based on a sliding scale and are agreed upon by the patient and the therapist.
The Psychotherapy Referral Service is the clinical branch of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies. Referrals are provided at affordable rates to therapists in private practice. Referrals are made to affiliates and candidates of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, all of whom are professionals with state licenses and/or certifications. Fees for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy are based on a sliding scale and are agreed upon by the patient and the therapist.
(201) 731-2084 View (201) 731-2084
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Maureen C Kelley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
As a licensed psychologist for 17 years, I'm devoted to the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families. I've worked in various medical and educational settings and am licensed in NJ, NY and FL. I treat children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of psychological and behavioral disorders, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, school refusal, divorce, adolescent issues, & behavior disorders. I am skilled in psychological testing of children, adolescents, and their families and conduct psychoeducational evaluations for school placement. I am available for in-person and virtual sessions.
As a licensed psychologist for 17 years, I'm devoted to the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families. I've worked in various medical and educational settings and am licensed in NJ, NY and FL. I treat children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of psychological and behavioral disorders, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, school refusal, divorce, adolescent issues, & behavior disorders. I am skilled in psychological testing of children, adolescents, and their families and conduct psychoeducational evaluations for school placement. I am available for in-person and virtual sessions.
(201) 327-0844 View (201) 327-0844
Photo of Barbara Samaan, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Barbara Samaan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
Are you feeling tired, emotionally drained,or struggle to get out of bed? Do you experience painful emotions including anger, resentment, or shame? Are you repeating the cycle of unhealthy or self-destructive behavior? Does your child or teenager seem sad, anxious, or irritable? My name is Barbara Samaan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 12 years of experience counseling children, adolescents and adults and working with individuals, couples, and families. Areas of expertise include: working with individuals with chronic illnesses, disability, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, faith based counseling, and trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Are you feeling tired, emotionally drained,or struggle to get out of bed? Do you experience painful emotions including anger, resentment, or shame? Are you repeating the cycle of unhealthy or self-destructive behavior? Does your child or teenager seem sad, anxious, or irritable? My name is Barbara Samaan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 12 years of experience counseling children, adolescents and adults and working with individuals, couples, and families. Areas of expertise include: working with individuals with chronic illnesses, disability, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, faith based counseling, and trauma, abuse, and neglect.
(201) 470-6355 View (201) 470-6355
Photo of Trisha Sanders, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Trisha Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
I take an eclectic approach to helping children, teens, young adults, families and couples lead happier, healthier lives. My specialties are in working with those who have experienced relational difficulties, life transition, loss or trauma. From the child who is having trouble dealing with their parents' divorce to the family of a teenager that longs for more open communication to a young adult facing what can come with emerging into the "adult" world, I provide a supportive, nurturing environment in which my clients can grow and move beyond the challenges they face in life.
I take an eclectic approach to helping children, teens, young adults, families and couples lead happier, healthier lives. My specialties are in working with those who have experienced relational difficulties, life transition, loss or trauma. From the child who is having trouble dealing with their parents' divorce to the family of a teenager that longs for more open communication to a young adult facing what can come with emerging into the "adult" world, I provide a supportive, nurturing environment in which my clients can grow and move beyond the challenges they face in life.
(201) 468-6283 View (201) 468-6283
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Paul D. Kreisinger, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
Thomas Ogden wrote "The most fundamental human need is that of being and becoming more fully oneself...becoming more fully present and alive to one's thoughts, feelings and bodily states; becoming better able to sense one's own unique creative potentials and finding forms in which to develop them; feeling that one is speaking one's own ideas with a voice of one's own; becoming a larger person in one's relationships with others; developing more fully a humane and just value system and set of ethical standards."
Thomas Ogden wrote "The most fundamental human need is that of being and becoming more fully oneself...becoming more fully present and alive to one's thoughts, feelings and bodily states; becoming better able to sense one's own unique creative potentials and finding forms in which to develop them; feeling that one is speaking one's own ideas with a voice of one's own; becoming a larger person in one's relationships with others; developing more fully a humane and just value system and set of ethical standards."
(201) 877-5156 View (201) 877-5156
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Vanessa Reiser Narcissistic Abuse/Cult Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
Vanessa is a solution-focused psychotherapist licensed in NY, NJ, MA and FL specializing in Narcissistic Abuse and Cult Abuse, whose mission is to help individuals uncover their true potential and move forward toward all of their goals. Her team specializes in working with individuals and couples focusing on the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, eating disorders, marriage or interpersonal relationship problems, alcohol or drug abuse, low self-esteem, or anyone in need of developing new ways to cope with life’s every day challenges. Go to tellatherapist.net or Insta: vanessareiserlcsw TikTok:vanessareiser
Vanessa is a solution-focused psychotherapist licensed in NY, NJ, MA and FL specializing in Narcissistic Abuse and Cult Abuse, whose mission is to help individuals uncover their true potential and move forward toward all of their goals. Her team specializes in working with individuals and couples focusing on the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, eating disorders, marriage or interpersonal relationship problems, alcohol or drug abuse, low self-esteem, or anyone in need of developing new ways to cope with life’s every day challenges. Go to tellatherapist.net or Insta: vanessareiserlcsw TikTok:vanessareiser
(732) 307-9559 View (732) 307-9559
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Jasmen Mantashian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
We often hear that healing and growth is not linear. Working on ourselves and our relationships is an ongoing process with its ups and downs. Just when we think we're out of the woods, life reminds us of its unpredictability. If life is consistently inconsistent, how can we best adjust, work towards acceptance, and reduce our suffering? Our willingness to work towards self improvement can shift like the wind and when our motivation and energy dwindles, so does our trust in ourselves and those around us. As fear, anxiety, sadness, and even hopelessness settles in, tackling simple tasks seems unattainable.
We often hear that healing and growth is not linear. Working on ourselves and our relationships is an ongoing process with its ups and downs. Just when we think we're out of the woods, life reminds us of its unpredictability. If life is consistently inconsistent, how can we best adjust, work towards acceptance, and reduce our suffering? Our willingness to work towards self improvement can shift like the wind and when our motivation and energy dwindles, so does our trust in ourselves and those around us. As fear, anxiety, sadness, and even hopelessness settles in, tackling simple tasks seems unattainable.
(201) 584-8017 View (201) 584-8017
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Jennifer Shrier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allendale, NJ 07401
Sometimes situations become too difficult for us to handle on our own. Receiving support and guidance can be helpful in building self confidence and strength to handle situations that arise, and address conflicts. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, experienced in working with adults and young adults, treating a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship conflicts, pregnancy, postpartum, and divorce.
Sometimes situations become too difficult for us to handle on our own. Receiving support and guidance can be helpful in building self confidence and strength to handle situations that arise, and address conflicts. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, experienced in working with adults and young adults, treating a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship conflicts, pregnancy, postpartum, and divorce.
(917) 960-9458 View (917) 960-9458
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Michele M Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allendale, NJ 07401
Effective therapy begins with the client-therapist relationship. In my practice I create a safe space for discussion surrounding life’s inevitable challenges. The foundation of my sessions is empathy, and from an empathic perspective I seek to guide clients toward finding their own inner strength in the face of difficulty, complex emotions, loss, and traumatic situations. I am a highly sensitive therapist and I am skilled in treating highly sensitive people. Using a strengths-based approach, I can help foster understanding and resilience to move through negative experiences and self-defeating patterns into a place of empowerment.
Effective therapy begins with the client-therapist relationship. In my practice I create a safe space for discussion surrounding life’s inevitable challenges. The foundation of my sessions is empathy, and from an empathic perspective I seek to guide clients toward finding their own inner strength in the face of difficulty, complex emotions, loss, and traumatic situations. I am a highly sensitive therapist and I am skilled in treating highly sensitive people. Using a strengths-based approach, I can help foster understanding and resilience to move through negative experiences and self-defeating patterns into a place of empowerment.
(551) 209-2136 View (551) 209-2136
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Allendale, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$187

Therapists in Allendale, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
81% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
74% Family Conflict
74% Self Esteem
70% Child

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
54% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Allendale, NJ see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Allendale?

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.