Therapists in Hawthorne, NJ

Photo of Rachel Antler, MEd, LAC, NCC, Counselor
Rachel Antler
Counselor, MEd, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Navigating life’s more difficult challenges can feel overwhelming at times. There are many paths to achieving a more fulfilling life, and there is no “one size fits all” method for counseling. I believe in applying a variety of counseling theories and techniques to meet each client’s individual needs and goals. A strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy and understanding is paramount in an effective counseling partnership, and I take great pride in creating an open and welcoming space for my clients.
Navigating life’s more difficult challenges can feel overwhelming at times. There are many paths to achieving a more fulfilling life, and there is no “one size fits all” method for counseling. I believe in applying a variety of counseling theories and techniques to meet each client’s individual needs and goals. A strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy and understanding is paramount in an effective counseling partnership, and I take great pride in creating an open and welcoming space for my clients.
(862) 319-8567 View (862) 319-8567
Photo of Erika Hernandez, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Erika Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Are you having panic attacks at work or when you’re out? Is your anxiety keeping you home? Are you worried about the next attack happening in public? Anxiety attacks can be scary and overwhelming. Feeling like it’s hard to breathe, tightening of chest, shaking, and sweating. The fear of them happening out of the blue and people noticing can be crippling. Are you struggling with past trauma? Especially after experiencing trauma, we find that anxiety and depression can start to take over our lives. The good news is, with helpful coping techniques, we can learn to manage our anxiety and find healing from our traumas.
Are you having panic attacks at work or when you’re out? Is your anxiety keeping you home? Are you worried about the next attack happening in public? Anxiety attacks can be scary and overwhelming. Feeling like it’s hard to breathe, tightening of chest, shaking, and sweating. The fear of them happening out of the blue and people noticing can be crippling. Are you struggling with past trauma? Especially after experiencing trauma, we find that anxiety and depression can start to take over our lives. The good news is, with helpful coping techniques, we can learn to manage our anxiety and find healing from our traumas.
(201) 523-4048 View (201) 523-4048
Photo of Dr. Juan A. Garcia, PhD, Pastoral Counselor
Dr. Juan A. Garcia
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Juan has a passion for the restoration of broken lives to wholeness. He has a heart for the broken, misunderstood and marginalized. Juan has earned a Doctorate in Clinical Counseling and is Licensed in Brain Health. Juan also works with NBA, NFL and MLB athletes through mental toughness and peak performance. His passion became more overwhelming and his call became clear when he experienced the love and grace of God through people that were willing to love him right where he was in those difficult times. Juan and Deborah have been married since 1996 & together they have 2 kids: Jordan & Hannah.
Juan has a passion for the restoration of broken lives to wholeness. He has a heart for the broken, misunderstood and marginalized. Juan has earned a Doctorate in Clinical Counseling and is Licensed in Brain Health. Juan also works with NBA, NFL and MLB athletes through mental toughness and peak performance. His passion became more overwhelming and his call became clear when he experienced the love and grace of God through people that were willing to love him right where he was in those difficult times. Juan and Deborah have been married since 1996 & together they have 2 kids: Jordan & Hannah.
(973) 310-5871 View (973) 310-5871
Photo of Matthew Baertschi, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Matthew Baertschi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Hello, and welcome to my page! Are you struggling with low mood, worry, or motivation? I know that the first step is always the hardest. I am a warm and empathetic Licensed Social Worker who works with adults, teenagers, depression and anxiety, current or historical family conflict, trauma, and relationship issues.
Hello, and welcome to my page! Are you struggling with low mood, worry, or motivation? I know that the first step is always the hardest. I am a warm and empathetic Licensed Social Worker who works with adults, teenagers, depression and anxiety, current or historical family conflict, trauma, and relationship issues.
(862) 259-6357 View (862) 259-6357
Photo of Kyle Jeremy Kreske - Kyle Kreske, LAC, Counselor
Kyle Kreske
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
I am Kyle Kreske, a Licensed Associate Counselor proficient in public speaking, blindness awareness, seeing eye dog-education and mental health advocacy. I am a part of a team of dedicated clinicians serving children, adolescents and adults with various life stressor and challenges related to ableism, cancer patients, stress caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and other stressors related to school, work and home-life. I utilized evidenced and strength- based approaches to partner with individuals to assist them in the change to improve their overall functioning and improve their quality of life.
I am Kyle Kreske, a Licensed Associate Counselor proficient in public speaking, blindness awareness, seeing eye dog-education and mental health advocacy. I am a part of a team of dedicated clinicians serving children, adolescents and adults with various life stressor and challenges related to ableism, cancer patients, stress caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and other stressors related to school, work and home-life. I utilized evidenced and strength- based approaches to partner with individuals to assist them in the change to improve their overall functioning and improve their quality of life.
(973) 791-7624 View (973) 791-7624
Photo of Averi Baker, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Averi Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
At Averi’s Integrative Healing, we believe in the transformative power of culturally competent and affirming mental health services. Our mission is clear: to provide a safe, inclusive space where primarily BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals can explore their identities, develop lifelong skills, and thrive. We are dedicated to dismantling systemic barriers to mental wellness and promoting holistic healing for all members of our community. Can learn more at www.averisintegrativehealing.com
At Averi’s Integrative Healing, we believe in the transformative power of culturally competent and affirming mental health services. Our mission is clear: to provide a safe, inclusive space where primarily BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals can explore their identities, develop lifelong skills, and thrive. We are dedicated to dismantling systemic barriers to mental wellness and promoting holistic healing for all members of our community. Can learn more at www.averisintegrativehealing.com
(862) 358-2960 View (862) 358-2960
Photo of Deborah Garcia, BA, CLC, Pastoral Counselor
Deborah Garcia
Pastoral Counselor, BA, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Debbie is an Ordained Minister; she holds a BA in Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary. She is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, a Certified Temperament Counselor by the National Christian Counselors Assn, a Certified Professional Life Coach and a SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) Facilitator. Debbie has a passion to see lives restored by the loving and gentle power of the Word of God. She loves working with women of all ages, couples and those experiencing grief and or loss. She has personally seen and experienced the power of what can happen when you have someone to lean on in times of need.
Debbie is an Ordained Minister; she holds a BA in Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary. She is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, a Certified Temperament Counselor by the National Christian Counselors Assn, a Certified Professional Life Coach and a SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) Facilitator. Debbie has a passion to see lives restored by the loving and gentle power of the Word of God. She loves working with women of all ages, couples and those experiencing grief and or loss. She has personally seen and experienced the power of what can happen when you have someone to lean on in times of need.
(973) 318-1124 View (973) 318-1124
Photo of Esther Denise Meza - Families and Communities United, LLC, JD, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Families and Communities United, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Hello, we are a private practice group providing a number of services to our communities. We offer counseling services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Whether you are dealing with a chronic mental illness or a temporary life challenge, we are here to partner with you to help you achieve your clinical goals. Additionally, we are CSOC provider and offer in-home/ community services to families and children experiencing challenges/crises in their lives. Lastly, we offer evaluations for various immigration petitions.
Hello, we are a private practice group providing a number of services to our communities. We offer counseling services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Whether you are dealing with a chronic mental illness or a temporary life challenge, we are here to partner with you to help you achieve your clinical goals. Additionally, we are CSOC provider and offer in-home/ community services to families and children experiencing challenges/crises in their lives. Lastly, we offer evaluations for various immigration petitions.
(973) 791-8873 View (973) 791-8873
Photo of Richard Hekemian, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Richard Hekemian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults, children and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships. I empathize with clients who are going through challenging seasons of life in a non-judgmental setting. I believe in exploring the inner world of each client, understanding their emotions and circumstances while helping them identify the shifts that will bring healing and help them reach their goals of peace and fulfillment.
I specialize in working with adults, children and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships. I empathize with clients who are going through challenging seasons of life in a non-judgmental setting. I believe in exploring the inner world of each client, understanding their emotions and circumstances while helping them identify the shifts that will bring healing and help them reach their goals of peace and fulfillment.
View
Photo of Jillian Marmo, LCSW, LCADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jillian Marmo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
I am currently offering in person and telehealth services at this time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC). I specialize in working with Clients who experience mental health and/or addiction issues. I am trained in working with LGBTQ+ population and trauma.
I am currently offering in person and telehealth services at this time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC). I specialize in working with Clients who experience mental health and/or addiction issues. I am trained in working with LGBTQ+ population and trauma.
(201) 574-1910 View (201) 574-1910
Photo of Annette Cruz, MA, LAC, Counselor
Annette Cruz
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
Do you overthink or feel anxious about your past, or current life decisions? Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or feel like you can't handle current life experiences? There is hope, you can overcome. Annette is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in School Counseling from Manhattan College, in Riverdale, NY. While Annette has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents, as a therapist and school counselor, she also has a passion to help young adults, parents and women reach their best potential and overcome life’s challenges.
Do you overthink or feel anxious about your past, or current life decisions? Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or feel like you can't handle current life experiences? There is hope, you can overcome. Annette is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in School Counseling from Manhattan College, in Riverdale, NY. While Annette has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents, as a therapist and school counselor, she also has a passion to help young adults, parents and women reach their best potential and overcome life’s challenges.
(862) 727-7159 View (862) 727-7159
Photo of Roland Achtau, MA, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ICGC-I, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Roland Achtau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ICGC-I
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Hello all! My primary specialization is addiction counseling for both addicts and their loved ones. I work with a multitude of addictive disorders such as alcohol use, drug abuse, gambling, sexual addiction, video game addiction, and other behavioral addictions. These issues have become unmanageable and have hindered my clients ability to function in everyday life. I provide a safe environment to help my clients acquire positive coping skills, education about their addiction, new perspectives on recovery, forming a recovery support network, and a relationship with God. Recovery is about treating the person, not just the addiction.
Hello all! My primary specialization is addiction counseling for both addicts and their loved ones. I work with a multitude of addictive disorders such as alcohol use, drug abuse, gambling, sexual addiction, video game addiction, and other behavioral addictions. These issues have become unmanageable and have hindered my clients ability to function in everyday life. I provide a safe environment to help my clients acquire positive coping skills, education about their addiction, new perspectives on recovery, forming a recovery support network, and a relationship with God. Recovery is about treating the person, not just the addiction.
(973) 949-7260 View (973) 949-7260
Photo of Katherine Castaneda, LPC, LCADC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katherine Castaneda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing challenges navigating everyday stressors that increase your anxiety and other heightened emotional states? I am here to help you understand your relationship with your mind and body in order to return to a state of emotional regulation using mindfulness. Through this journey, we will work on coping skills and techniques that help you regain confidence and increase your self-esteem through validation.
Are you experiencing challenges navigating everyday stressors that increase your anxiety and other heightened emotional states? I am here to help you understand your relationship with your mind and body in order to return to a state of emotional regulation using mindfulness. Through this journey, we will work on coping skills and techniques that help you regain confidence and increase your self-esteem through validation.
(908) 829-9790 View (908) 829-9790
Photo of Donya P. Johnson, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Donya P. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Do you struggle to put yourself first? Have you muted your own voice? I want to help you find the confidence needed to be your authentic self. Show up in any room as exactly who you are. The world desires to meet the genuine you. I treat clients of all ages and backgrounds who struggle with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns, school and career difficulties, as well as transitional phases. More generally, I work with clients who suffer from an inability to live life to its fullest and who want a more enriching life.
Do you struggle to put yourself first? Have you muted your own voice? I want to help you find the confidence needed to be your authentic self. Show up in any room as exactly who you are. The world desires to meet the genuine you. I treat clients of all ages and backgrounds who struggle with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns, school and career difficulties, as well as transitional phases. More generally, I work with clients who suffer from an inability to live life to its fullest and who want a more enriching life.
(973) 221-8652 View (973) 221-8652
Photo of Life Focus Center, Pastoral Counselor
Life Focus Center
Pastoral Counselor
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
At LFC our core values are described in the acronym of R.E.A.C.H. R = Relationships: building a healthy relationship with Jesus to have healthy relationship with others. E = Empathy & Compassion: all our counselors have experienced their own trials and tribulations in life. A = Acceptance: We believe God created us all uniquely and all individuals respond differently to their environment, others and situations. C = Confidentiality: confidentiality is of utmost importance. H = Healing: the ultimate goal in our counseling is to bring healing to mind, body and spirit.
At LFC our core values are described in the acronym of R.E.A.C.H. R = Relationships: building a healthy relationship with Jesus to have healthy relationship with others. E = Empathy & Compassion: all our counselors have experienced their own trials and tribulations in life. A = Acceptance: We believe God created us all uniquely and all individuals respond differently to their environment, others and situations. C = Confidentiality: confidentiality is of utmost importance. H = Healing: the ultimate goal in our counseling is to bring healing to mind, body and spirit.
(201) 788-4285 View (201) 788-4285
Photo of Patrick Bryan Granelli, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Patrick Bryan Granelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Are you a parent searching for therapist your kid can connect to? My clients tell me I have the unique ability to establish a genuine rapport with even the most reticent individuals. My career experience as a college counselor, in-home family therapist and school social worker allows me to be in touch with the world of young people. My practice focuses on work with gifted children, special needs students, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. We co-create a counseling I-pad "app" as a therapy tool. I encourage each individuals own capacity to heal and thrive.
Are you a parent searching for therapist your kid can connect to? My clients tell me I have the unique ability to establish a genuine rapport with even the most reticent individuals. My career experience as a college counselor, in-home family therapist and school social worker allows me to be in touch with the world of young people. My practice focuses on work with gifted children, special needs students, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. We co-create a counseling I-pad "app" as a therapy tool. I encourage each individuals own capacity to heal and thrive.
(201) 279-6495 View (201) 279-6495
Photo of Eve Thaler, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Eve Thaler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a warm and caring individual with an extensive background in helping others with practical, real-life solutions for better living. I am clinically trained in anxiety disorders and depression in children and adults as well as Asperger related disorders. By working closely with my clients to identify goals and clear steps to achieve these goals I have facilitated their personal growth and movement towards greater self-worth. This difficult long-lasting pandemic has greatly impacted children and teens and families overall. I can be a support to navigate the increase in anxiety and depression.
I am a warm and caring individual with an extensive background in helping others with practical, real-life solutions for better living. I am clinically trained in anxiety disorders and depression in children and adults as well as Asperger related disorders. By working closely with my clients to identify goals and clear steps to achieve these goals I have facilitated their personal growth and movement towards greater self-worth. This difficult long-lasting pandemic has greatly impacted children and teens and families overall. I can be a support to navigate the increase in anxiety and depression.
(201) 870-4002 View (201) 870-4002
Photo of Irina Bronstein, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Irina Bronstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
As a licensed psychotherapist in New York and New Jersey, I offer in-person and virtual sessions to individuals, couples, and families. If you and your partner are constantly arguing or not communicating at all, a 4-session discernment therapy may be the best starting point to address issues in a supportive, conflict-free zone. If you are separated or divorced, please reach out for more information on a weekly support group.
As a licensed psychotherapist in New York and New Jersey, I offer in-person and virtual sessions to individuals, couples, and families. If you and your partner are constantly arguing or not communicating at all, a 4-session discernment therapy may be the best starting point to address issues in a supportive, conflict-free zone. If you are separated or divorced, please reach out for more information on a weekly support group.
(551) 227-9818 View (551) 227-9818
Photo of Sheila Robinson-Kiss - Sheila Robinson-Kiss, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sheila Robinson-Kiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
I focus on short-term solution focused healing: Personal Rebalancing, Relationship Resolution Issues, Emotional Management Support, and Interactive Healing. I will help you realign your thinking and or successfully recover after life, relationships, and trauma have negatively impacted your well-being. Are you in need of a safe space to heal, recover, and share your thoughts? Over 25 years of experience providing counseling, writing books, lecturing, and hosting healing retreats. I walk you through your self-health journey with compassion. Visit me at youtube (Sheila Robinson-Kiss).
I focus on short-term solution focused healing: Personal Rebalancing, Relationship Resolution Issues, Emotional Management Support, and Interactive Healing. I will help you realign your thinking and or successfully recover after life, relationships, and trauma have negatively impacted your well-being. Are you in need of a safe space to heal, recover, and share your thoughts? Over 25 years of experience providing counseling, writing books, lecturing, and hosting healing retreats. I walk you through your self-health journey with compassion. Visit me at youtube (Sheila Robinson-Kiss).
(201) 571-1836 View (201) 571-1836
Photo of Marxlenin Burgos, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marxlenin Burgos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NJ 07506  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and difficult at times. However you don't have to manage it alone. I have over a decade of experience working in different fields and with different populations. I have worked with victims of trauma, abuse & neglect, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, acculturation and adaptation, as well as interpersonal conflicts. As a immigrant woman, mother of 3 girls, I understand life from different perspectives and take a cultural and real life approach to my practice.
Life can be challenging and difficult at times. However you don't have to manage it alone. I have over a decade of experience working in different fields and with different populations. I have worked with victims of trauma, abuse & neglect, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, acculturation and adaptation, as well as interpersonal conflicts. As a immigrant woman, mother of 3 girls, I understand life from different perspectives and take a cultural and real life approach to my practice.
(973) 346-9157 View (973) 346-9157
1

See more therapy options for Hawthorne

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hawthorne, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Hawthorne, NJ who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
74% Depression
74% Coping Skills
74% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hawthorne, NJ see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hawthorne?

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.