Therapists in Clark, NJ

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Nicole Bethavas - Grief And Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clark, NJ 07066  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with grief, loss, or anxiety? Grief is so painful that it can feel paralyzing. It can be caused by many different events : death, anticipating the loss of a loved one while they’re still alive, the loss of your own bodily autonomy due to illness or disability, divorce, domestic violence or abuse, suicide, pregnancy loss whether from miscarriage or abortion, among many others. Any major life transition may create a sense of grief or anxiety. Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid and suppress these emotions. This can lead to prolonged grief - intense sorrow and an inability to enjoy life.
Are you struggling with grief, loss, or anxiety? Grief is so painful that it can feel paralyzing. It can be caused by many different events : death, anticipating the loss of a loved one while they’re still alive, the loss of your own bodily autonomy due to illness or disability, divorce, domestic violence or abuse, suicide, pregnancy loss whether from miscarriage or abortion, among many others. Any major life transition may create a sense of grief or anxiety. Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid and suppress these emotions. This can lead to prolonged grief - intense sorrow and an inability to enjoy life.
(732) 808-3724 View (732) 808-3724
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Kristen Frees
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clark, NJ 07066  (Online Only)
Change and healing can be a difficult journey to endure alone, and finding a therapist to help you through is often the hardest step that you can take. I want to make that first step as comfortable as possible by offering a supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach. I believe in the importance of building trust within the therapeutic relationship to provide you a safe space to nurture hope and gain insight into your own struggles. Our work together will help you learn creative and realistic coping strategies to assist in managing tough emotions, improve communication, reduce stress, and increase self-acceptance.
Change and healing can be a difficult journey to endure alone, and finding a therapist to help you through is often the hardest step that you can take. I want to make that first step as comfortable as possible by offering a supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach. I believe in the importance of building trust within the therapeutic relationship to provide you a safe space to nurture hope and gain insight into your own struggles. Our work together will help you learn creative and realistic coping strategies to assist in managing tough emotions, improve communication, reduce stress, and increase self-acceptance.
(732) 253-4256 View (732) 253-4256
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Lizandra Portalatin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD. I offer treatment using CBT, EMDR and DBT for these issues. Sometimes in life we find ourselves in a place where we need to talk with someone else about the burdens that we are carrying in our hearts and our minds. We know that we can't continue to go on this way but we don't know what to do to get out of it. At Grace Space Counseling, you will find the support and help that you need to bridge the gap from existing to thriving in your life.
I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD. I offer treatment using CBT, EMDR and DBT for these issues. Sometimes in life we find ourselves in a place where we need to talk with someone else about the burdens that we are carrying in our hearts and our minds. We know that we can't continue to go on this way but we don't know what to do to get out of it. At Grace Space Counseling, you will find the support and help that you need to bridge the gap from existing to thriving in your life.
(908) 332-8739 View (908) 332-8739
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Breanna Vargas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
Breanna Vargas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work. Breanna helps clients through empathy and understanding and works to meet them where they are at in their life. Breanna utilizes a strengths-based approach and empowers her clients to implement changes that will support their goals. Outside of work, Breanna loves animals and has a passion for helping with bunny rescues. She enjoys spending her free time with her pet bunnies and hedgehog. She believes that music is healing and loves spending time singing and playing the piano.
Breanna Vargas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work. Breanna helps clients through empathy and understanding and works to meet them where they are at in their life. Breanna utilizes a strengths-based approach and empowers her clients to implement changes that will support their goals. Outside of work, Breanna loves animals and has a passion for helping with bunny rescues. She enjoys spending her free time with her pet bunnies and hedgehog. She believes that music is healing and loves spending time singing and playing the piano.
(732) 313-3946 View (732) 313-3946
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Edward M Esposito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
I feel the ideal client is anyone who is seeking help. With that in mind, we need to remember that accepting help also means being open to change. Treatment needs to be about accepting that the way we have been doing things hasn't been working.
I feel the ideal client is anyone who is seeking help. With that in mind, we need to remember that accepting help also means being open to change. Treatment needs to be about accepting that the way we have been doing things hasn't been working.
(732) 564-5923 View (732) 564-5923
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Michelle Poff
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
Michelle Poff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. Michelle is open to being eclectic in order to personalize an effective approach and treatment for each individual. She believes the therapeutic process is a collaborative one and wants to help individuals find their inner strengths in taking on emotional challenges for those who seek it. Michelle is compassionate and has a warm disposition in providing a safe space for individuals to understand and process their emotions.
Michelle Poff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. Michelle is open to being eclectic in order to personalize an effective approach and treatment for each individual. She believes the therapeutic process is a collaborative one and wants to help individuals find their inner strengths in taking on emotional challenges for those who seek it. Michelle is compassionate and has a warm disposition in providing a safe space for individuals to understand and process their emotions.
(848) 229-9753 View (848) 229-9753
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Rosemarie Basile
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
I provide neuropsychological evaluations for the purpose of: Identifying issues that impact learning (such as, problems with attention, reading, writing and mathematics), Identifying an intellectual disability or intellectual giftedness, Diagnosing neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder), and diagnosing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
I provide neuropsychological evaluations for the purpose of: Identifying issues that impact learning (such as, problems with attention, reading, writing and mathematics), Identifying an intellectual disability or intellectual giftedness, Diagnosing neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder), and diagnosing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
(908) 365-0384 View (908) 365-0384
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Dana Allegrino
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066  (Online Only)
Educational Background: I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University, and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Throughout my graduate and undergraduate internships, I gained experience working with a variety of ages and populations, from children and adults with developmental disabilities, to adults of all ages with chronic mental illness. I have over 10 years of experience in Case Management, as well as supervisory experience in the field of Human and Social Services.
Educational Background: I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University, and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Throughout my graduate and undergraduate internships, I gained experience working with a variety of ages and populations, from children and adults with developmental disabilities, to adults of all ages with chronic mental illness. I have over 10 years of experience in Case Management, as well as supervisory experience in the field of Human and Social Services.
(848) 272-2585 View (848) 272-2585
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Jessica Romain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
I received my Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Montclair State University and my Post Masters from Caldwell University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Women's Studies from Kean University. I have been working in the field since 2010 working with a wide variety of clients, cases and therapeutic approaches. I have experience both in private practice as a therapist as well as mental health services as a counselor. My goal is and has always been to encourage overall growth for all those that I work with. I am dedicated to positive outcomes within a therapeutic process.
I received my Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Montclair State University and my Post Masters from Caldwell University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Women's Studies from Kean University. I have been working in the field since 2010 working with a wide variety of clients, cases and therapeutic approaches. I have experience both in private practice as a therapist as well as mental health services as a counselor. My goal is and has always been to encourage overall growth for all those that I work with. I am dedicated to positive outcomes within a therapeutic process.
(848) 288-1746 View (848) 288-1746
Photo of Alison Kulick, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alison Kulick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University as well as my Associate Degree in Applied Science in Animal Science Technology from Camden County College. My main focus in on women's health issues (i. e. , I only see adult females), which include, but are not limited to, anxiety and depression. My therapeutic approaches are mainly Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy.
I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University as well as my Associate Degree in Applied Science in Animal Science Technology from Camden County College. My main focus in on women's health issues (i. e. , I only see adult females), which include, but are not limited to, anxiety and depression. My therapeutic approaches are mainly Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy.
(848) 216-0811 View (848) 216-0811
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Christopher Larres
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
The Counseling Center at Clark offers a substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP) that combines evidence-based, state of the art treatment with 12 Step principles. Our substance abuse programs are designed for individuals struggling with remaining abstinent from the use of alcohol and drugs. The program we offer is focused on the individual and is designed to enable sober and productive living.
The Counseling Center at Clark offers a substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP) that combines evidence-based, state of the art treatment with 12 Step principles. Our substance abuse programs are designed for individuals struggling with remaining abstinent from the use of alcohol and drugs. The program we offer is focused on the individual and is designed to enable sober and productive living.
(732) 702-0138 View (732) 702-0138
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Dr. Brett Holeman
PsyD
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
A 12 year-old patient recently commented that our work together is like "a cocoon" & that at the end of the sessions, she leaves "stronger, lighter, & free." This profound insight is so meaningful to me since this is precisely how I conceptualize how psychotherapy works. Counseling can only be done in a trusting, gentle, & protective manner. Within this safe vessel, it creates in the person a sense of trust that will enable them to tolerate frustration, persevere, have confidence, and subsequently develop loving attachments in their adult life. This in turn, positively impacts health, optimism, hope, and life satisfaction.
A 12 year-old patient recently commented that our work together is like "a cocoon" & that at the end of the sessions, she leaves "stronger, lighter, & free." This profound insight is so meaningful to me since this is precisely how I conceptualize how psychotherapy works. Counseling can only be done in a trusting, gentle, & protective manner. Within this safe vessel, it creates in the person a sense of trust that will enable them to tolerate frustration, persevere, have confidence, and subsequently develop loving attachments in their adult life. This in turn, positively impacts health, optimism, hope, and life satisfaction.
(732) 631-3264 View (732) 631-3264
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Stephanie Gaspari
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
herapeutic Approaches: Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Evidenced Based Therapeutic Activities, Art and Play Therapy, Gestalt, Psychoanalytic, Pyscho- Educational, and Motivational Interviewing. Educational Background: Stephanie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education from The College of New Jersey, CACREP approved, including certifications and licenses in School Counseling, Substance Awareness Coordinator, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor.
herapeutic Approaches: Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Evidenced Based Therapeutic Activities, Art and Play Therapy, Gestalt, Psychoanalytic, Pyscho- Educational, and Motivational Interviewing. Educational Background: Stephanie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education from The College of New Jersey, CACREP approved, including certifications and licenses in School Counseling, Substance Awareness Coordinator, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor.
(848) 400-4361 View (848) 400-4361
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Emily Beasley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
Emily Beasley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas who has been practicing since 2015. She has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Professional Counseling. Emily strives for a balance between the process-oriented exploration of feelings and the development of practical coping skills. She focuses on helping clients recognize and trust their own capacities for growth and self-direction. Emily encourages clients to set their own goals and take ownership of their therapeutic journey. Outside of work, Emily enjoys embroidery and loves creating pieces inspired by the people she loves.
Emily Beasley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas who has been practicing since 2015. She has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Professional Counseling. Emily strives for a balance between the process-oriented exploration of feelings and the development of practical coping skills. She focuses on helping clients recognize and trust their own capacities for growth and self-direction. Emily encourages clients to set their own goals and take ownership of their therapeutic journey. Outside of work, Emily enjoys embroidery and loves creating pieces inspired by the people she loves.
(848) 420-8637 View (848) 420-8637
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Chaya Levinsohn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing anxiety or depressive symptoms that are impacting your daily life? Are you pregnant or postpartum and struggling with your mood? I work with individuals with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, OCD, Postpartum Depression, parenting struggles, family dynamic issues and childhood trauma. My goal is to provide a supportive and validating environment where you can focus on your emotional well-being and address any patterns that are preventing you from moving toward your goals. Sessions with me are conversational and interactive and focus on what you want to achieve in therapy.
Are you experiencing anxiety or depressive symptoms that are impacting your daily life? Are you pregnant or postpartum and struggling with your mood? I work with individuals with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, OCD, Postpartum Depression, parenting struggles, family dynamic issues and childhood trauma. My goal is to provide a supportive and validating environment where you can focus on your emotional well-being and address any patterns that are preventing you from moving toward your goals. Sessions with me are conversational and interactive and focus on what you want to achieve in therapy.
(732) 648-2164 View (732) 648-2164
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Rene Silver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
All of our lives are full of ups and downs, heartache and happiness, life and death. Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you feel like you are in the middle of a tunnel and you can't see the way out? Do you put a smile on your face to walk into work after crying on the commute? Do you make excuses to stay home so people don't see you have gained weight, lost your job, are depressed, do you have social anxiety? Do you stay at work late or out with friends so you don't have to face your partner, children, empty house? Do you feel like a stranger in your own home?
All of our lives are full of ups and downs, heartache and happiness, life and death. Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you feel like you are in the middle of a tunnel and you can't see the way out? Do you put a smile on your face to walk into work after crying on the commute? Do you make excuses to stay home so people don't see you have gained weight, lost your job, are depressed, do you have social anxiety? Do you stay at work late or out with friends so you don't have to face your partner, children, empty house? Do you feel like a stranger in your own home?
(732) 860-2029 View (732) 860-2029
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Wendy Baum
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
Let's be partners in building insight and progressing toward feeling more grounded and free. Compassion, curiosity, safety, and empathy will guide our relationship, as together we honor core emotions to live more fully. In my broad career, I have had the opportunity to partner with a wide range of clients in different capacities from various ages and backgrounds. As a clinical therapist, I have aligned with clients to identify, analyze and treat various emotional disorders and challenges. I was also a school counselor and guided students in transitioning to the rigors of high school.
Let's be partners in building insight and progressing toward feeling more grounded and free. Compassion, curiosity, safety, and empathy will guide our relationship, as together we honor core emotions to live more fully. In my broad career, I have had the opportunity to partner with a wide range of clients in different capacities from various ages and backgrounds. As a clinical therapist, I have aligned with clients to identify, analyze and treat various emotional disorders and challenges. I was also a school counselor and guided students in transitioning to the rigors of high school.
(848) 288-1102 View (848) 288-1102
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Counseling To and For You
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
COVID 19 has impacted us all on some level and life as we once knew it has changed. During these unprecedented times it is understandable that you may be experiencing feelings of worry and uncertainty. When human beings experience trauma, twists or life stressors, relationships or the evolution of the self may unravel. To help meet the mental health needs of my clients I am offering video and phone sessions with flexible scheduling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor with extensive experience treating clients with depression, anxiety, anger management, and issues of daily living. In addition, I am train
COVID 19 has impacted us all on some level and life as we once knew it has changed. During these unprecedented times it is understandable that you may be experiencing feelings of worry and uncertainty. When human beings experience trauma, twists or life stressors, relationships or the evolution of the self may unravel. To help meet the mental health needs of my clients I am offering video and phone sessions with flexible scheduling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor with extensive experience treating clients with depression, anxiety, anger management, and issues of daily living. In addition, I am train
(908) 583-0538 View (908) 583-0538
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Eurica Pinthieve
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
Hello, my name is Dr. Eurica Pinthieve and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and obtained my doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. The therapeutic process is one that is exciting, intensive, enlightening, and empowering. As a counselor, I will work with you to attain your established goal. I believe the purpose of therapy is to assist and support you in your process of working through your challenges by empowering you to realize who you are, understand what is happening in your life, and utilize all resources to facilitate the change you desire.
Hello, my name is Dr. Eurica Pinthieve and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and obtained my doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. The therapeutic process is one that is exciting, intensive, enlightening, and empowering. As a counselor, I will work with you to attain your established goal. I believe the purpose of therapy is to assist and support you in your process of working through your challenges by empowering you to realize who you are, understand what is happening in your life, and utilize all resources to facilitate the change you desire.
(848) 400-5181 View (848) 400-5181
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Bill MacLaney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Clark, NJ 07066
Accepting new clients. Compass Psych works with people to strengthen their resiliency & giving them tools to cope with life's stressors. We serve individuals & families across all phases of development - pre-teens & adolescents to older adults. Psychotherapy is a process designed to increase general mental health and well-being by clarifying goals and values, strengthening psychological weaknesses, and learning more effective and sophisticated strategies to better manage emotional, social and internal (e.g. thoughts) life. Through a gentle but focused conversational style, I utilize the latest clinical research to meet your needs.
Accepting new clients. Compass Psych works with people to strengthen their resiliency & giving them tools to cope with life's stressors. We serve individuals & families across all phases of development - pre-teens & adolescents to older adults. Psychotherapy is a process designed to increase general mental health and well-being by clarifying goals and values, strengthening psychological weaknesses, and learning more effective and sophisticated strategies to better manage emotional, social and internal (e.g. thoughts) life. Through a gentle but focused conversational style, I utilize the latest clinical research to meet your needs.
(732) 658-4517 View (732) 658-4517

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clark, NJ

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Clark, NJ who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
92% Depression
68% Self Esteem
62% Relationship Issues
62% Trauma and PTSD
60% Grief
53% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth
51% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Clark, NJ see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clark?

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.