Therapists in Branchburg, NJ

Photo of Deborah Kaschak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Branchburg, NJ
Deborah Kaschak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876  (Online Only)
I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and work with a diverse group of clients, including children, adults, couples, and families. I am a licensed clinical social worker and hold graduate degrees in both Social Work and Psychology. I have experience in helping clients cope with various issues, including mood disorders, panic disorder, stress and anxiety, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, anger management, and general relationship issues. I have experience in the field of adoption, helping couples work through grief and loss issues related to infertility and educating families about adoption and parenting issues.
I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and work with a diverse group of clients, including children, adults, couples, and families. I am a licensed clinical social worker and hold graduate degrees in both Social Work and Psychology. I have experience in helping clients cope with various issues, including mood disorders, panic disorder, stress and anxiety, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, anger management, and general relationship issues. I have experience in the field of adoption, helping couples work through grief and loss issues related to infertility and educating families about adoption and parenting issues.
(908) 845-8411 View (908) 845-8411
Photo of Cheryl Jensen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Branchburg, NJ
Cheryl Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I believe that everyone has the strength to heal and live their best life. Mental health issues can be a daily struggle for many, and carrying that pain is exhausting. Just know that seeking treatment doesn't have to be. I am a dedicated professional and provide a calming and welcoming environment. Through support and education, you can develop insight, learn healthy skills and identify your inner strengths to live a happy and fulfilling life.
I believe that everyone has the strength to heal and live their best life. Mental health issues can be a daily struggle for many, and carrying that pain is exhausting. Just know that seeking treatment doesn't have to be. I am a dedicated professional and provide a calming and welcoming environment. Through support and education, you can develop insight, learn healthy skills and identify your inner strengths to live a happy and fulfilling life.
(732) 334-7499 View (732) 334-7499
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Avery Heimann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MEd, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
We are all on our unique individual life journeys, full of transitions, complex relationships with the world around us, all while navigating our identities and struggles in that process. I am here to validate that journey, all of its ups and downs as they inspire your forward-moving momentum towards becoming mindful, motivated, and fueled by self-love.
We are all on our unique individual life journeys, full of transitions, complex relationships with the world around us, all while navigating our identities and struggles in that process. I am here to validate that journey, all of its ups and downs as they inspire your forward-moving momentum towards becoming mindful, motivated, and fueled by self-love.
(908) 888-9399 View (908) 888-9399
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Gwen Susan Bloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I have been a Clinical Social Worker since 1985. During the last 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work in many clinical settings, in both the public and private sector specializing in adolescence, adults, couples and families. Additionally, I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, in-home, nursing home and school settings. I have been trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and implemented a DBT track at a therapeutic High School for Ed teens,. At this juncture, my focus is private practice and to continue specializing in DBT and traditional psychotherapy with teens, adults, couples and families.
I have been a Clinical Social Worker since 1985. During the last 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work in many clinical settings, in both the public and private sector specializing in adolescence, adults, couples and families. Additionally, I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, in-home, nursing home and school settings. I have been trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and implemented a DBT track at a therapeutic High School for Ed teens,. At this juncture, my focus is private practice and to continue specializing in DBT and traditional psychotherapy with teens, adults, couples and families.
(732) 588-8206 View (732) 588-8206
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Kristy Fox-Berman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
‘Be smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it.' This quote describes you! I will work collaboratively with you to help you to empower yourself to lead a more fulfilling life and make the changes necessary to do so. The key to getting what you want starts with a healthy and reality-based self-esteem. I have great success at helping people cast- off their distorted core beliefs and see themselves for the valued and unique individuals they are. I am challenging, direct, honest, and genuine with my clients and am often told this is helpful and motivating.
‘Be smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it.' This quote describes you! I will work collaboratively with you to help you to empower yourself to lead a more fulfilling life and make the changes necessary to do so. The key to getting what you want starts with a healthy and reality-based self-esteem. I have great success at helping people cast- off their distorted core beliefs and see themselves for the valued and unique individuals they are. I am challenging, direct, honest, and genuine with my clients and am often told this is helpful and motivating.
(908) 341-1772 View (908) 341-1772
Photo of Katie Meier, Psychologist in Branchburg, NJ
Katie Meier
Psychologist, PsyD , LP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
My goal is to help you reach your goals, whether you are looking to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, process traumatic experiences, or cope with current life stressors or transitions. I am confident that by combining evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies, with my clinical experience, we can work together to get you where you want to be. If you’re looking for a therapist to take your needs seriously, while cracking a few jokes along the way, let’s get started!
My goal is to help you reach your goals, whether you are looking to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, process traumatic experiences, or cope with current life stressors or transitions. I am confident that by combining evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies, with my clinical experience, we can work together to get you where you want to be. If you’re looking for a therapist to take your needs seriously, while cracking a few jokes along the way, let’s get started!
(732) 676-8181 View (732) 676-8181
Photo of Victoria P Catalano, Licensed Social Worker in Branchburg, NJ
Victoria P Catalano
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I have worked with children and adults both online and in person. I have experience in play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, creating writing, music therapy, and the trauma narrative. My goal is to help you achieve your goals.
I have worked with children and adults both online and in person. I have experience in play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, creating writing, music therapy, and the trauma narrative. My goal is to help you achieve your goals.
(908) 895-6441 View (908) 895-6441
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Megan Mormile
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Welcome! Therapy has the potential to positively change the direction of your life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with both adults and adolescents for the past 25 years. My work with clients centers around dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, social issues, life transitions, as well as, school and work-related difficulties. I have extensive experience working with both undergraduate and graduate level college students. I offer a judgement-free atmosphere where individuals can feel validated and supported throughout the therapeutic process.
Welcome! Therapy has the potential to positively change the direction of your life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with both adults and adolescents for the past 25 years. My work with clients centers around dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, social issues, life transitions, as well as, school and work-related difficulties. I have extensive experience working with both undergraduate and graduate level college students. I offer a judgement-free atmosphere where individuals can feel validated and supported throughout the therapeutic process.
(908) 386-4053 View (908) 386-4053
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Geraldine V. Oades-Sese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Life is filled with many opportunities as well as challenges. My goal is to help children and adolescents recognize and seize those opportunities and overcome any challenges and obstacles that get in their way. By helping them create a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand their repertoire of problem-solving skills, they can live a healthy, satisfying, and successful social and academic life. The earlier these skills are cultivated within the child or adolescent, the greater the opportunities to practice and utilize them to their benefit.
Life is filled with many opportunities as well as challenges. My goal is to help children and adolescents recognize and seize those opportunities and overcome any challenges and obstacles that get in their way. By helping them create a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand their repertoire of problem-solving skills, they can live a healthy, satisfying, and successful social and academic life. The earlier these skills are cultivated within the child or adolescent, the greater the opportunities to practice and utilize them to their benefit.
(732) 993-7262 View (732) 993-7262
Photo of Lisa Weiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Branchburg, NJ
Lisa Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Has your once energetic and happy child moved into a state of anxiety or sadness? It’s painful watching your child struggle. Of course you want to help them, but you’re not quite sure how. You may have noticed them being more clingy, throwing more tantrums, or having trouble sleeping. These changes in your child seem to be worsening and now it’s reached a point where you may need additional help. Conflicting parenting advice from others leaves you feeling at a loss. While this feels overwhelming and draining for both you and your child, know that change is possible.
Has your once energetic and happy child moved into a state of anxiety or sadness? It’s painful watching your child struggle. Of course you want to help them, but you’re not quite sure how. You may have noticed them being more clingy, throwing more tantrums, or having trouble sleeping. These changes in your child seem to be worsening and now it’s reached a point where you may need additional help. Conflicting parenting advice from others leaves you feeling at a loss. While this feels overwhelming and draining for both you and your child, know that change is possible.
(732) 860-2815 View (732) 860-2815
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CogniCare Psychological Services, LLC
LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
CogniCare= Caring for your thoughts. Here at Cognicare we believe that caring for your mental health is imperative. Whether you're motivated and ready to work on a specific goal or introspective and curious about further exploring yourself, mental health therapy may be right for you. Our therapists are multiculturally competent and identity affirming. We are interested in helping you to navigate the complexities of life and it's impact on your overall functioning. Our practice may be right for you if: you identify as a minority/multiple minorities (female, race other than Caucasian, member of the LGBTQ+ community, etc.), if you are struggling with your sexual orientation or gender identity or just want to further unpack in this area, if you are a parent of a child who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community, if you are a parent in general, couples (including LGBTQ+ couples and non-conventional relationships), if you are struggling to afford mental health care, and/or if you are just someone who would like to prioritize their mental health.
CogniCare= Caring for your thoughts. Here at Cognicare we believe that caring for your mental health is imperative. Whether you're motivated and ready to work on a specific goal or introspective and curious about further exploring yourself, mental health therapy may be right for you. Our therapists are multiculturally competent and identity affirming. We are interested in helping you to navigate the complexities of life and it's impact on your overall functioning. Our practice may be right for you if: you identify as a minority/multiple minorities (female, race other than Caucasian, member of the LGBTQ+ community, etc.), if you are struggling with your sexual orientation or gender identity or just want to further unpack in this area, if you are a parent of a child who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community, if you are a parent in general, couples (including LGBTQ+ couples and non-conventional relationships), if you are struggling to afford mental health care, and/or if you are just someone who would like to prioritize their mental health.
(908) 332-9637 View (908) 332-9637
Photo of Katherine McCooe Psychotherapy LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Branchburg, NJ
Katherine McCooe Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Are you feeling burnt out with the responsibilities of every day life? Are you a mom navigating all the stressors and challenges that come with raising little ones such as juggling your career, the heavy mental load, lack of support, and finding time for yourself? Being a full-time working mom of two boys, I know first hand how challenging and exhausting the demands of life can be. This can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. Together we can work on learning how to cope with daily stressors and decrease your suffering.
Are you feeling burnt out with the responsibilities of every day life? Are you a mom navigating all the stressors and challenges that come with raising little ones such as juggling your career, the heavy mental load, lack of support, and finding time for yourself? Being a full-time working mom of two boys, I know first hand how challenging and exhausting the demands of life can be. This can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. Together we can work on learning how to cope with daily stressors and decrease your suffering.
(908) 224-6669 View (908) 224-6669
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Sharon D Anuario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW, License, LCADC
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I am an experienced licensced clinical therapist providing counseling services to adults, adolescents & children. I will help give you the skills to improve your life and facilitate positive and effective changes. We will work together to understand and work through the issues. My work experience consists of providing individual, family & group therapy at Somerset Medical Center Outpatient Program (dual diagnosis) helping adults manage their illness. Also, was employed at Princeton Behavioral Health working with Trauma Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT & Process). I am currently seeing clients both in person and virtual.
I am an experienced licensced clinical therapist providing counseling services to adults, adolescents & children. I will help give you the skills to improve your life and facilitate positive and effective changes. We will work together to understand and work through the issues. My work experience consists of providing individual, family & group therapy at Somerset Medical Center Outpatient Program (dual diagnosis) helping adults manage their illness. Also, was employed at Princeton Behavioral Health working with Trauma Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT & Process). I am currently seeing clients both in person and virtual.
(908) 264-2899 View (908) 264-2899
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Dawn Cautillo Ryalls
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for a person to feel heard, to be respected, and to be understood. Each individual is unique and therefore no one issue is ever the same among different people. I utilize an integrative approach to meet the needs of the person, not the "problem". Trust is paramount in the therapeutic setting and I strive to create a safe and empathetic environment to facilitate growth.
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for a person to feel heard, to be respected, and to be understood. Each individual is unique and therefore no one issue is ever the same among different people. I utilize an integrative approach to meet the needs of the person, not the "problem". Trust is paramount in the therapeutic setting and I strive to create a safe and empathetic environment to facilitate growth.
(908) 905-0804 View (908) 905-0804
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Megan Herelle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Are defensiveness and resentment growing in your relationship? Even the shortest exchange triggers an argument. Unsaid expectations turn into accusations. “Who are you texting?” “Why didn’t you do the dishes?” “What’s wrong this time?” Perhaps you feel like you give everything to the relationship and get little to nothing in return. You love your partner but wonder why it seems so hard to be happy. These struggles are more common than you think. Past relationships, family wounds, and unresolved trauma get in the way of couples having a healthy and happy relationship. Are you ready to find a path forward?
Are defensiveness and resentment growing in your relationship? Even the shortest exchange triggers an argument. Unsaid expectations turn into accusations. “Who are you texting?” “Why didn’t you do the dishes?” “What’s wrong this time?” Perhaps you feel like you give everything to the relationship and get little to nothing in return. You love your partner but wonder why it seems so hard to be happy. These struggles are more common than you think. Past relationships, family wounds, and unresolved trauma get in the way of couples having a healthy and happy relationship. Are you ready to find a path forward?
(732) 532-3362 View (732) 532-3362
Photo of Rene Bavosa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Branchburg, NJ
Rene Bavosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I believe that each individual person is the expert on their own life and at times need support, safety, and guidance to navigate life’s challenges. Using collaboration, transparency, and trust in the therapeutic relationship, we allow for a supportive atmosphere for change to unfold. As a clinician, I aim to mold the therapeutic experience to be what each individual person needs to succeed. Through an integrative approach, my goal is to create a non-judgmental, empathic, understanding and honest space.
I believe that each individual person is the expert on their own life and at times need support, safety, and guidance to navigate life’s challenges. Using collaboration, transparency, and trust in the therapeutic relationship, we allow for a supportive atmosphere for change to unfold. As a clinician, I aim to mold the therapeutic experience to be what each individual person needs to succeed. Through an integrative approach, my goal is to create a non-judgmental, empathic, understanding and honest space.
(908) 895-5375 View (908) 895-5375
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Bebe Brezanin-Brusky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, for some, anxiety seriously interferes with their lives - relationships, careers and ability to feel joy. Are you experiencing any of the following: excessive worries, inability to concentrate, muscle tension, restlessness, shortness of breath, fear of social situations, uncontrollable negative thoughts, upset stomach/nausea?
We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, for some, anxiety seriously interferes with their lives - relationships, careers and ability to feel joy. Are you experiencing any of the following: excessive worries, inability to concentrate, muscle tension, restlessness, shortness of breath, fear of social situations, uncontrollable negative thoughts, upset stomach/nausea?
(908) 279-0438 View (908) 279-0438
Photo of Ruxandra Ritter, Psychologist in Branchburg, NJ
Ruxandra Ritter
Psychologist, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you feel burdened by sadness or stress, worried about your personal relationships, or puzzled by sexual difficulties, there is hope. Over the years, I have seen many people enter the therapeutic journey with doubt and hesitancy, and emerge with a renewed sense of meaning and joy in connecting with others. I am passionate about what I do and I deeply believe that good psychotherapy can transform lives. I hold a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and have post-graduate training, as well as special interest, in addressing sexual issues, relationship difficulties, and struggles with life transitions.
Whether you feel burdened by sadness or stress, worried about your personal relationships, or puzzled by sexual difficulties, there is hope. Over the years, I have seen many people enter the therapeutic journey with doubt and hesitancy, and emerge with a renewed sense of meaning and joy in connecting with others. I am passionate about what I do and I deeply believe that good psychotherapy can transform lives. I hold a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and have post-graduate training, as well as special interest, in addressing sexual issues, relationship difficulties, and struggles with life transitions.
(908) 842-0295 View (908) 842-0295
Photo of Stacey A. Ehrhard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Branchburg, NJ
Stacey A. Ehrhard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Life can be highly complex, with obstacles overwhelming the healthiest of minds. The decision to seek counseling is often not an easy one. Successful therapy is more than the absence of symptoms or issues, it is a life enriched with increased self-awareness/compassion/empowerment. I will help you recognize and build upon your strengths, challenging restrictive/limiting beliefs/behaviors, and grow toward wholeness, confidence, and joy. Healing happens in relationships when there's true and honest connections with others, but more importantly within oneself. Finding and using your "inner voice" is often the key needed to begin meaningful change.
Life can be highly complex, with obstacles overwhelming the healthiest of minds. The decision to seek counseling is often not an easy one. Successful therapy is more than the absence of symptoms or issues, it is a life enriched with increased self-awareness/compassion/empowerment. I will help you recognize and build upon your strengths, challenging restrictive/limiting beliefs/behaviors, and grow toward wholeness, confidence, and joy. Healing happens in relationships when there's true and honest connections with others, but more importantly within oneself. Finding and using your "inner voice" is often the key needed to begin meaningful change.
(908) 349-1247 View (908) 349-1247
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Stephanie Haymaker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876  (Online Only)
I believe that psychotherapy is a process that affords the opportunity to reflect on what is and what is not working in your life. My approach is tailored to the individual. I will take an active role in working to identify what your issues are and what may be helpful to address them. The therapeutic relationship is a central part of my work and I emphasize creating a safe and comfortable environment in which self-exploration may flourish. My patients find me to be accessible, easy to talk to, and well-equipped to accompany them on their therapuetic journey.
I believe that psychotherapy is a process that affords the opportunity to reflect on what is and what is not working in your life. My approach is tailored to the individual. I will take an active role in working to identify what your issues are and what may be helpful to address them. The therapeutic relationship is a central part of my work and I emphasize creating a safe and comfortable environment in which self-exploration may flourish. My patients find me to be accessible, easy to talk to, and well-equipped to accompany them on their therapuetic journey.
(908) 520-0577 View (908) 520-0577

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Number of Therapists in Branchburg, NJ

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Branchburg, NJ who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
81% Stress
79% Coping Skills
70% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
56% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Branchburg, NJ see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
5% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Branchburg?

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.