Therapists in Edgewater, NJ

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True Balance Wellness Group
Counselor, MA, EdM, LPC
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
A famous greek philosopher once said "Nothing endures but change." As your therapist, I provide comfort and professional guidance throughout your everchanging journey. I believe that therapy consists of a collaboration of effort between both the therapist and the client. I work diligently to foster trust in the therapeutic relationship while proactively guiding you on your path to healing and increased understanding.
A famous greek philosopher once said "Nothing endures but change." As your therapist, I provide comfort and professional guidance throughout your everchanging journey. I believe that therapy consists of a collaboration of effort between both the therapist and the client. I work diligently to foster trust in the therapeutic relationship while proactively guiding you on your path to healing and increased understanding.
(201) 987-7164 View (201) 987-7164
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Diane Sosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
I am a Psychotherapist with a passion for helping people live well! I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adult and adults s with a wide variety of behavioral, emotional and mental health challenges. I am so thrilled to help you on your journey with therapy. As your therapist, I focus on providing a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to talk about the challenges you would like to process. Whether you're dealing with stressors from work, a recent break up, peer conflicts, anxiety from your busy schedule or difficulties with a past traumatic experience.
I am a Psychotherapist with a passion for helping people live well! I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adult and adults s with a wide variety of behavioral, emotional and mental health challenges. I am so thrilled to help you on your journey with therapy. As your therapist, I focus on providing a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to talk about the challenges you would like to process. Whether you're dealing with stressors from work, a recent break up, peer conflicts, anxiety from your busy schedule or difficulties with a past traumatic experience.
(551) 231-7847 View (551) 231-7847
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Barbara Altman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
We can't can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Couples Therapist in private practice in Edgewater, New Jersey. I have over 30 years of counseling experience helping adults, couples and families who are struggling through difficult life situations and challenging relationships.
We can't can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Couples Therapist in private practice in Edgewater, New Jersey. I have over 30 years of counseling experience helping adults, couples and families who are struggling through difficult life situations and challenging relationships.
(201) 292-5180 View (201) 292-5180
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Jessica Connelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
In today's world, the transition from pre-teen to young adult seems to be accelerating, driven by rapid technological advancements and increased social connectivity. This acceleration has heightened the impact of life events and social pressures, leading to conditions such as depression and anxiety. Stress management and coping skills have become essential tools for navigating these challenges. For individuals who have faced traumatic events, the need for prompt and effective intervention is of utmost urgency.
In today's world, the transition from pre-teen to young adult seems to be accelerating, driven by rapid technological advancements and increased social connectivity. This acceleration has heightened the impact of life events and social pressures, leading to conditions such as depression and anxiety. Stress management and coping skills have become essential tools for navigating these challenges. For individuals who have faced traumatic events, the need for prompt and effective intervention is of utmost urgency.
(201) 331-6396 View (201) 331-6396
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Adah Schlectman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
I believe in the journey on which psychotherapy takes both the client and the psychotherapist. No matter how complicated things may feel, I am prepared to walk this path with you. With over 19 years of experience, I have a personal and professional mission to enhance the lives of individuals in need of support. I have had the privilege of working with adult clients and have had success treating a wide range of issues such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and adjustment to life’s changes. Ultimately, psychotherapy can give you control over yourself and your future choices.
I believe in the journey on which psychotherapy takes both the client and the psychotherapist. No matter how complicated things may feel, I am prepared to walk this path with you. With over 19 years of experience, I have a personal and professional mission to enhance the lives of individuals in need of support. I have had the privilege of working with adult clients and have had success treating a wide range of issues such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and adjustment to life’s changes. Ultimately, psychotherapy can give you control over yourself and your future choices.
(551) 209-3587 View (551) 209-3587
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Susan Galperin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, DOTSAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Have you ever felt like Alice tumbling down the dark rabbit hole of your life, only to land in the dizzyingly confusing and often frightening landscape of Wonderland? Can you identify with Alice, swallowing the wrong pill and shrinking to the size of a toadstool in a land of giants? Do you feel small and insignificant among the rest of the world? Are the White Rabbit's hole and the temptation to keep plunging further into darkness tempting you? DO YOU KNOW THERE IS A WAY OUT?
Have you ever felt like Alice tumbling down the dark rabbit hole of your life, only to land in the dizzyingly confusing and often frightening landscape of Wonderland? Can you identify with Alice, swallowing the wrong pill and shrinking to the size of a toadstool in a land of giants? Do you feel small and insignificant among the rest of the world? Are the White Rabbit's hole and the temptation to keep plunging further into darkness tempting you? DO YOU KNOW THERE IS A WAY OUT?
(201) 224-3437 View (201) 224-3437
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Shalin J. Bhatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to Shifa Therapy LLC, a space for healing. I offer trauma-focused psychotherapy centering BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks in NJ. My goal as your therapist is for you to be seen and understood as you are. No code-switching necessary. Throughout the process, I will invite you with patience and compassion, going at your pace as you build new adaptations towards thriving. At times, we may draw upon the past to increase awareness, overcome unresolved issues, and regain a sense of feeling whole.
Welcome to Shifa Therapy LLC, a space for healing. I offer trauma-focused psychotherapy centering BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks in NJ. My goal as your therapist is for you to be seen and understood as you are. No code-switching necessary. Throughout the process, I will invite you with patience and compassion, going at your pace as you build new adaptations towards thriving. At times, we may draw upon the past to increase awareness, overcome unresolved issues, and regain a sense of feeling whole.
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Terri Klemm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Life can be hard; yet, living well - with meaning and joy - remains possible. We all need support at times to navigate the challenges we face. At its best, therapy is an affirming experience that can help you to feel your worth and make changes to improve your quality of life. My approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed and collaborative. If you’re interested in taking steps to bring a greater sense of peace and fulfillment to your life, I welcome the possibility of working with you.
Life can be hard; yet, living well - with meaning and joy - remains possible. We all need support at times to navigate the challenges we face. At its best, therapy is an affirming experience that can help you to feel your worth and make changes to improve your quality of life. My approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed and collaborative. If you’re interested in taking steps to bring a greater sense of peace and fulfillment to your life, I welcome the possibility of working with you.
(973) 200-8936 View (973) 200-8936
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The Psych Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Welcome to the Psych Center. We are a private practice that aims to provide quality services to children, adults, and their families. We understand the sensitivity and compassion it takes to help our clients succeed. Furthermore, we strive to be collaborative and work with you on identifying and accomplishing the goals you set forth. Please explore our page which addresses our services, fees, and other important information. We look forward to hearing from you. For questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 201-606-2592 or email us.
Welcome to the Psych Center. We are a private practice that aims to provide quality services to children, adults, and their families. We understand the sensitivity and compassion it takes to help our clients succeed. Furthermore, we strive to be collaborative and work with you on identifying and accomplishing the goals you set forth. Please explore our page which addresses our services, fees, and other important information. We look forward to hearing from you. For questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 201-606-2592 or email us.
(201) 559-8797 View (201) 559-8797
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Jbid Bozoglan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Good job for taking the first step in helping and caring for yourself. You might be having difficulties in your daily life, with a major life change, or with something from your past. You could be having difficulties in controlling your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, or all three. I am here to help you in these areas, with an open and safe space. I have experience in treating adults, adolescents, and children. I have completed training in treating anxiety, and also have experience in treating depression, mood management, trauma, and interpersonal/relationship issues.
Good job for taking the first step in helping and caring for yourself. You might be having difficulties in your daily life, with a major life change, or with something from your past. You could be having difficulties in controlling your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, or all three. I am here to help you in these areas, with an open and safe space. I have experience in treating adults, adolescents, and children. I have completed training in treating anxiety, and also have experience in treating depression, mood management, trauma, and interpersonal/relationship issues.
(201) 423-6209 View (201) 423-6209
Photo of Ramaya Farooq, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edgewater, NJ
Ramaya Farooq
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
I specialize in high functioning anxiety in women. You are someone who works hard at what you do, yet still feel unfulfilled. You are constantly on the go and never get proper rest. The continuous cycle of negative thoughts, feeling exhausted, and low motivation continue to control the pilot seat in your mind. You have difficulty in managing these things on your own and often feel burnt out & restless. Finding the time, resources, & support has been difficult. There are days where the smallest things have the biggest weight to carry. You're ready to get out of fight or flight mode, build confidence, and a plan that works for you.
I specialize in high functioning anxiety in women. You are someone who works hard at what you do, yet still feel unfulfilled. You are constantly on the go and never get proper rest. The continuous cycle of negative thoughts, feeling exhausted, and low motivation continue to control the pilot seat in your mind. You have difficulty in managing these things on your own and often feel burnt out & restless. Finding the time, resources, & support has been difficult. There are days where the smallest things have the biggest weight to carry. You're ready to get out of fight or flight mode, build confidence, and a plan that works for you.
(201) 831-1486 View (201) 831-1486
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Theresa Donnarumma
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, MEd, LMFT, Sch Psy
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome. Are you feeling overwhelmed, dealing with ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, guilt, inappropriate eating, an inability to focus. Let’s work together. I have guided individuals and families to better cope with family relationships, special education issues, ADHD, eating disorders, and other marital and parenting issues. I incorporate CBT and DBT techniques to assist in making more immediate behavioral changes; as we work through more challenging issues. My goal for clients is to assist them in gaining the wisdom and confidence to create change in their life.
Hello and Welcome. Are you feeling overwhelmed, dealing with ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, guilt, inappropriate eating, an inability to focus. Let’s work together. I have guided individuals and families to better cope with family relationships, special education issues, ADHD, eating disorders, and other marital and parenting issues. I incorporate CBT and DBT techniques to assist in making more immediate behavioral changes; as we work through more challenging issues. My goal for clients is to assist them in gaining the wisdom and confidence to create change in their life.
(973) 370-9009 View (973) 370-9009
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Lesia Ruglass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Using alcohol or drugs to cope? Do you find it hard to communicate your needs in your relationships? Feeling frustrated that you keep repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns over and over again? We will work together to identify the underlying reasons for your sadness and anxiety, and resolve challenges in your relationships. Therapy can help you feel calmer, less stressed, change unhealthy relationship patterns, improve the level of trust and communication in your relationships, and lead to positive lifestyle changes.
Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Using alcohol or drugs to cope? Do you find it hard to communicate your needs in your relationships? Feeling frustrated that you keep repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns over and over again? We will work together to identify the underlying reasons for your sadness and anxiety, and resolve challenges in your relationships. Therapy can help you feel calmer, less stressed, change unhealthy relationship patterns, improve the level of trust and communication in your relationships, and lead to positive lifestyle changes.
(917) 725-3083 View (917) 725-3083
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Miriam A Burt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Throughout my many years serving a young adult/adult population, I have gained a great respect for working collaboratively with each client to understand the most effective approach for the individual. My approach involves providing a nonjudgmental therapeutic environment in which we can gain a greater awareness of the individual's unique concerns and work from this awareness to affect change in the present.
Throughout my many years serving a young adult/adult population, I have gained a great respect for working collaboratively with each client to understand the most effective approach for the individual. My approach involves providing a nonjudgmental therapeutic environment in which we can gain a greater awareness of the individual's unique concerns and work from this awareness to affect change in the present.
(646) 791-4226 View (646) 791-4226
Photo of Danielle S Desperak-Schisler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewater, NJ
Danielle S Desperak-Schisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Whether you are feeling stuck in relationship patterns, overwhelmed by big life transitions or losses, having difficulties prioritizing yourself, or stressed from daily life- therapy is a great way to find clarity and grow. I offer a supportive and safe space where you can explore healing and create lasting positive change. By exploring your relationship dynamics, behavior patterns, and your inner dialogue we can gain insight into how they are obstacles to your personal goals. Our collaborative work will help guide you on a path to mental and emotional wellness through self-compassion and gaining tools to cope.
Whether you are feeling stuck in relationship patterns, overwhelmed by big life transitions or losses, having difficulties prioritizing yourself, or stressed from daily life- therapy is a great way to find clarity and grow. I offer a supportive and safe space where you can explore healing and create lasting positive change. By exploring your relationship dynamics, behavior patterns, and your inner dialogue we can gain insight into how they are obstacles to your personal goals. Our collaborative work will help guide you on a path to mental and emotional wellness through self-compassion and gaining tools to cope.
(347) 632-9574 View (347) 632-9574
Photo of Angela W Yeung, Psychologist in Edgewater, NJ
Angela W Yeung
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
In my practice, I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where a trusting therapeutic relationship can be built. This has been, in my 18+ years of experience, the most effective way to ensure we can do meaningful work to achieve your goals. In this therapy journey, I hope to support and challenge you along the way, working collaboratively to help you live a more fulfilling life. Through my gentle guidance, clients are encouraged to be more open and introspective by identifying goals, becoming more aware of their maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, and empowering them to work towards their needs and wants.
In my practice, I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where a trusting therapeutic relationship can be built. This has been, in my 18+ years of experience, the most effective way to ensure we can do meaningful work to achieve your goals. In this therapy journey, I hope to support and challenge you along the way, working collaboratively to help you live a more fulfilling life. Through my gentle guidance, clients are encouraged to be more open and introspective by identifying goals, becoming more aware of their maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, and empowering them to work towards their needs and wants.
(646) 392-8176 View (646) 392-8176
Photo of Catherine Cusack, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewater, NJ
Catherine Cusack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
I am a therapist who offers a nurturing and integrative approach to helping you create the life you want to live. Creatively we will help you to break through barriers of self-doubt and insecurity, release limiting patterns, and guide you towards standing in your strength. Together we will identify solutions that reduce anxiety, lift depression, improve self-esteem, heal trauma, navigate the losses and find your center again. My approach is personalized to your unique needs and preferences: CBT with Applied Neuroscience, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Therapy, and Parts Work.
I am a therapist who offers a nurturing and integrative approach to helping you create the life you want to live. Creatively we will help you to break through barriers of self-doubt and insecurity, release limiting patterns, and guide you towards standing in your strength. Together we will identify solutions that reduce anxiety, lift depression, improve self-esteem, heal trauma, navigate the losses and find your center again. My approach is personalized to your unique needs and preferences: CBT with Applied Neuroscience, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Therapy, and Parts Work.
(929) 560-6359 View (929) 560-6359
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Linda Wachtel
MSSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Therapy for individuals, couples, or families should be a safe space to explore personal needs and goals. Using a broad lens we consider all of the factors and systems as we work collaboratively and with transparency towards strengthening your sense of yourself and the relationships that are impacting you. We consider cycles of interaction as well as vulnerabilities and survival strategies and areas where you may be getting stuck in long repetitive cycles. Together we identify new strategies and strengths to create new experiences. Therapy can be a strengthening journey of opportunity and growth.
Therapy for individuals, couples, or families should be a safe space to explore personal needs and goals. Using a broad lens we consider all of the factors and systems as we work collaboratively and with transparency towards strengthening your sense of yourself and the relationships that are impacting you. We consider cycles of interaction as well as vulnerabilities and survival strategies and areas where you may be getting stuck in long repetitive cycles. Together we identify new strategies and strengths to create new experiences. Therapy can be a strengthening journey of opportunity and growth.
(917) 746-3539 View (917) 746-3539
Photo of Caaron Willinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewater, NJ
Caaron Willinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Do you feel "stuck?" In your current life situation? Are you in an unhappy relationship or job? Or are you searching for a partner? I specialize in transitions, life stage issues, and the stress or anxiety that often accompany these. I also have experience with mood issues that interfere with finding peace in life.Finally I also help with body image and food issues that overwhelm and frustrate many clients.
Do you feel "stuck?" In your current life situation? Are you in an unhappy relationship or job? Or are you searching for a partner? I specialize in transitions, life stage issues, and the stress or anxiety that often accompany these. I also have experience with mood issues that interfere with finding peace in life.Finally I also help with body image and food issues that overwhelm and frustrate many clients.
(201) 625-1152 View (201) 625-1152
Photo of Luisa A Contreras, Psychologist in Edgewater, NJ
Luisa A Contreras
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
(201) 907-2120 View (201) 907-2120

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Edgewater, NJ

60+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Edgewater, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
75% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Edgewater, NJ see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Edgewater?

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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.