Therapists in Ho Kus, NJ

Photo of Danielle Laino, Counselor in Ho Kus, NJ
Danielle Laino
Counselor, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Leaving a toxic relationship is very, very difficult. Manipulation, gaslighting, coercion, shame, self-doubt and sense of a lost self can keep you trapped in the abuse. In these types of romantic and familial relationships, people are left feeling confused and selfish for having their own needs and convinced that they must make the other person happy at all costs. Even when people want to leave, the trauma bond ignites regions of the brain that cause you to feel out of control and "tied" to the relationship. Disengaging from this type of emotional tyranny is possible but requires a deep internal rewiring and grieving.
Leaving a toxic relationship is very, very difficult. Manipulation, gaslighting, coercion, shame, self-doubt and sense of a lost self can keep you trapped in the abuse. In these types of romantic and familial relationships, people are left feeling confused and selfish for having their own needs and convinced that they must make the other person happy at all costs. Even when people want to leave, the trauma bond ignites regions of the brain that cause you to feel out of control and "tied" to the relationship. Disengaging from this type of emotional tyranny is possible but requires a deep internal rewiring and grieving.
(551) 296-7431 View (551) 296-7431
Photo of Jennifer Mayo Ajosa, Psychologist in Ho Kus, NJ
Jennifer Mayo Ajosa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Do you want to regulate your emotions better? or help your child better identify their emotions? My areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, and teens with behavioral or emotional concerns and adults with a variety of needs ranging from anxiety, depression, or those who just need positive support. I provide consultation regarding school based services to help you understand your rights and processes that may occur in the educational setting. In addition, I conduct psycho-educational evaluations to help identify educational strengths and weaknesses.
Do you want to regulate your emotions better? or help your child better identify their emotions? My areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, and teens with behavioral or emotional concerns and adults with a variety of needs ranging from anxiety, depression, or those who just need positive support. I provide consultation regarding school based services to help you understand your rights and processes that may occur in the educational setting. In addition, I conduct psycho-educational evaluations to help identify educational strengths and weaknesses.
(551) 266-4179 x5 View (551) 266-4179 x5
Photo of Elizabeth Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Elizabeth Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Our passion is providing personalized treatment that we know works! The Behavioral Therapy Collective was created in order to offer compassionate, thoughtful, ethical and effective care to you or your loved ones. We work with high school aged adolescent, adults and families. All members of our team have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is the evidence based treatment used to treat complex emotions and is incredibly effective for a wide range of issues. I have also been intensively trained in Prolonged Exposure treatment for trauma and PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD through UPenn.
Our passion is providing personalized treatment that we know works! The Behavioral Therapy Collective was created in order to offer compassionate, thoughtful, ethical and effective care to you or your loved ones. We work with high school aged adolescent, adults and families. All members of our team have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is the evidence based treatment used to treat complex emotions and is incredibly effective for a wide range of issues. I have also been intensively trained in Prolonged Exposure treatment for trauma and PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD through UPenn.
(201) 548-3610 x3 View (201) 548-3610 x3
Photo of Julia Tsakalis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Julia Tsakalis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Imagine your life as a bookshelf: It may feel like the “TRAUMA” book is the only one on your shelf. It’s big and heavy and it hurts to think about opening it. In our work together you will learn how to build a library full of rich life experiences around what you’ve already survived. You won’t have to numb the pain. You won’t have to minimize what you feel to make others comfortable. You will get to process your traumas and feel present for the first time in a long time, or maybe in your life.
Imagine your life as a bookshelf: It may feel like the “TRAUMA” book is the only one on your shelf. It’s big and heavy and it hurts to think about opening it. In our work together you will learn how to build a library full of rich life experiences around what you’ve already survived. You won’t have to numb the pain. You won’t have to minimize what you feel to make others comfortable. You will get to process your traumas and feel present for the first time in a long time, or maybe in your life.
(201) 540-8826 View (201) 540-8826
Photo of Amanda Wasserman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Amanda Wasserman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
If you often feel taken for granted, hurt, emotionally exhausted, under-appreciated, resentful or left feeling guilty when saying no to others it is likely that your boundaries are often crossed. Do you often find yourself over-explaining, feeling guilty if people are disappointed with you or not wanting to rock the boat? One of the most painful tasks in relationships is setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. We all have an internal gauge for how much to give or take. Nonetheless, when we were raised on not having emotional needs, setting boundaries becomes very taxing and confusing because we learned how to hide our feelings.
If you often feel taken for granted, hurt, emotionally exhausted, under-appreciated, resentful or left feeling guilty when saying no to others it is likely that your boundaries are often crossed. Do you often find yourself over-explaining, feeling guilty if people are disappointed with you or not wanting to rock the boat? One of the most painful tasks in relationships is setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. We all have an internal gauge for how much to give or take. Nonetheless, when we were raised on not having emotional needs, setting boundaries becomes very taxing and confusing because we learned how to hide our feelings.
(551) 214-1715 View (551) 214-1715
Photo of Vanessa Lambrix, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ho Kus, NJ
Vanessa Lambrix
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423  (Online Only)
Drink to celebrate, to cope, to socialize, to pass time, to numb, to feel, to forget... If you are finding alcohol is taking up too much space in your life, therapy can help. We can work together to better understand your specific pull to drink and develop strategies to moderate or abstain from alcohol. Starting from a foundation of compassion and accountability, we can lessen the feelings of shame that keep you feeling trapped and talk honestly about what changes you need to make to have more peace, purpose, and alignment in your life.
Drink to celebrate, to cope, to socialize, to pass time, to numb, to feel, to forget... If you are finding alcohol is taking up too much space in your life, therapy can help. We can work together to better understand your specific pull to drink and develop strategies to moderate or abstain from alcohol. Starting from a foundation of compassion and accountability, we can lessen the feelings of shame that keep you feeling trapped and talk honestly about what changes you need to make to have more peace, purpose, and alignment in your life.
(551) 284-0293 View (551) 284-0293
Photo of Andrea Nyerges, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ho Kus, NJ
Andrea Nyerges
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, EMDR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
I work with people who feel burdened by self doubt, who tend to think a lot, who feel a sense of burden and high responsibility leading to a build up of resentment and guilt. My clientele expresses higher sensitivity (HSP) and a history of being judged negatively for it, are very aware of other people's emotional needs and feel overwhelmed by this. Typically people express things like: "I second guess everything I say and wonder how the other person is perceiving me" and "I want to feel more calm and have more faith in myself and in my relationships".
I work with people who feel burdened by self doubt, who tend to think a lot, who feel a sense of burden and high responsibility leading to a build up of resentment and guilt. My clientele expresses higher sensitivity (HSP) and a history of being judged negatively for it, are very aware of other people's emotional needs and feel overwhelmed by this. Typically people express things like: "I second guess everything I say and wonder how the other person is perceiving me" and "I want to feel more calm and have more faith in myself and in my relationships".
(866) 920-0298 View (866) 920-0298
Photo of Carolyn Goldman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Carolyn Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423  (Online Only)
Do you feel as if your emotions rule your life? That other therapy hasn't been helpful or created the change you needed? The Behavioral Therapy Collective was created in order to offer compassionate, thoughtful, ethical and effective care to you or your loved ones. We work with high school aged adolescent, adults and families. All members of our team have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is the evidence based treatment used to treat complex emotions. People who struggle with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behavior, depression, symptoms of borderline personality disorder benefit from DBT.
Do you feel as if your emotions rule your life? That other therapy hasn't been helpful or created the change you needed? The Behavioral Therapy Collective was created in order to offer compassionate, thoughtful, ethical and effective care to you or your loved ones. We work with high school aged adolescent, adults and families. All members of our team have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is the evidence based treatment used to treat complex emotions. People who struggle with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behavior, depression, symptoms of borderline personality disorder benefit from DBT.
(551) 264-1014 x2 View (551) 264-1014 x2
Photo of Bianca Singer-Barber, Counselor in Ho Kus, NJ
Bianca Singer-Barber
Counselor, LAC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Are you overly attentive to other people's moods/feelings? Is it difficult to trust others? Do you often feel not good enough? Is it difficult to know what you want because you worry so much about what is expected of you? Do you experience guilt often? Do you resist asking for help or mentorship due to fear of being criticized or judged? Is it very difficult to ask for what you need in relationships? Feel the need to fix or manage your closest relationships? Carrying resentment, avoiding conflict and fear of rejection is heavy, isolating, disempowering and keeps you stuck in a vicious shame inducing cycle.
Are you overly attentive to other people's moods/feelings? Is it difficult to trust others? Do you often feel not good enough? Is it difficult to know what you want because you worry so much about what is expected of you? Do you experience guilt often? Do you resist asking for help or mentorship due to fear of being criticized or judged? Is it very difficult to ask for what you need in relationships? Feel the need to fix or manage your closest relationships? Carrying resentment, avoiding conflict and fear of rejection is heavy, isolating, disempowering and keeps you stuck in a vicious shame inducing cycle.
(551) 303-6696 View (551) 303-6696
Photo of Jessica Verdicchio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Jessica Verdicchio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works with individuals, couples, and families in my private practice in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With over fourteen years of experience, my practice is centered in working with children (10 and older), adolescents (and their families), and adults. I work with clients who present with a variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, stress management difficulties, parenting questions, and school-related challenges. I use an individualized approach to working with each client and look forward to working with you!
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works with individuals, couples, and families in my private practice in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With over fourteen years of experience, my practice is centered in working with children (10 and older), adolescents (and their families), and adults. I work with clients who present with a variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, stress management difficulties, parenting questions, and school-related challenges. I use an individualized approach to working with each client and look forward to working with you!
(862) 324-7195 View (862) 324-7195
Photo of Michelle Freedberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Michelle Freedberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in maternal mental health. I treat primarily women struggling with fertility issues, perinatal or postpartum anxiety, stress or depression or mothers who are having trouble parenting, coping with their relationships or life changes brought about by this new phase of life. I see individual women or couples.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in maternal mental health. I treat primarily women struggling with fertility issues, perinatal or postpartum anxiety, stress or depression or mothers who are having trouble parenting, coping with their relationships or life changes brought about by this new phase of life. I see individual women or couples.
(201) 340-1884 View (201) 340-1884
Photo of Victoria Ozerskaya, Counselor in Ho Kus, NJ
Victoria Ozerskaya
Counselor, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
If you are experiencing chronic pain, a lot of energy is spent just to "get through the day". That energy could be put to better use to achieve your goals, enrich your life and enjoy it. Neck and back pain, TMI, IBS, eczema, joint pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and autoimmune disorders have underlying emotional and psychological roots and most medical doctors don't pay attention to those "vitals". It often results in misdiagnosis and unsustainable treatments that bring temporary or no relief. It leaves you feeling misunderstood, frustrated with endless appointments, hopeless, lonely & desperate to try anything to feel better.
If you are experiencing chronic pain, a lot of energy is spent just to "get through the day". That energy could be put to better use to achieve your goals, enrich your life and enjoy it. Neck and back pain, TMI, IBS, eczema, joint pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and autoimmune disorders have underlying emotional and psychological roots and most medical doctors don't pay attention to those "vitals". It often results in misdiagnosis and unsustainable treatments that bring temporary or no relief. It leaves you feeling misunderstood, frustrated with endless appointments, hopeless, lonely & desperate to try anything to feel better.
(551) 209-3814 View (551) 209-3814
Photo of Mary Beth Del Balzo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Mary Beth Del Balzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
My mission is to patiently support people in seeking and finding joy that eludes them, helping them to empower themselves by using psychotherapy & hypnotherapy, working with the mind, body, emotions and our spirit that makes us unique and a part of the whole of humanity. Our therapeutic alliance encourages a look at the world in a new, safe way. Hypnosis and work in the subconscious is the eye to the soul. I'm an expert hypnotherapist with numerous hypnosis certifications, in private psychotherapy practice since 2005 and a practicing clinical hypnotherapist since 1995, located in NJ.
My mission is to patiently support people in seeking and finding joy that eludes them, helping them to empower themselves by using psychotherapy & hypnotherapy, working with the mind, body, emotions and our spirit that makes us unique and a part of the whole of humanity. Our therapeutic alliance encourages a look at the world in a new, safe way. Hypnosis and work in the subconscious is the eye to the soul. I'm an expert hypnotherapist with numerous hypnosis certifications, in private psychotherapy practice since 2005 and a practicing clinical hypnotherapist since 1995, located in NJ.
(201) 292-5167 View (201) 292-5167
Photo of Kathryn Rose Gately, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ho Kus, NJ
Kathryn Rose Gately
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCBA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
As a compassionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic therapist, I utilize a personalized, educational form of cognitive-behavioral therapy. I assist clients in identifying stressors, developing coping skills, and empowering individuals to achieve their maximum potential. Based upon my experience in the field, I have come to the conclusion that it is of the utmost importance to include an integrative approach when working with children.
As a compassionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic therapist, I utilize a personalized, educational form of cognitive-behavioral therapy. I assist clients in identifying stressors, developing coping skills, and empowering individuals to achieve their maximum potential. Based upon my experience in the field, I have come to the conclusion that it is of the utmost importance to include an integrative approach when working with children.
(201) 468-6758 View (201) 468-6758
Photo of Melanie Rista, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Melanie Rista
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Our emotions are here to stay, and so it is imperative that we all learn the skills to manage them. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices including DBT and CBT. I offer process therapy and DBT-informed therapy as well. It is my honor to walk along side you in your journey to processing difficult life moments, building resilience, and achieving your goals inside and outside of therapy.
Our emotions are here to stay, and so it is imperative that we all learn the skills to manage them. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices including DBT and CBT. I offer process therapy and DBT-informed therapy as well. It is my honor to walk along side you in your journey to processing difficult life moments, building resilience, and achieving your goals inside and outside of therapy.
(551) 310-2536 View (551) 310-2536
Photo of Melissa Rizzitello, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Melissa Rizzitello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy approaching therapeutic work utilizing an eclectic style and ultimately basing my approach on noticing the individual in their environment. I work collaboratively to identify my client's strengths, ideally discovering the skills within and helping the client heal themselves in the process. I frequently utilize family systems, exploring core beliefs and the nature of interpersonal relationships. I love integrating creative modalities such as art, music, and psychodrama. I take on a holistic approach and believe to find healing, we need to nurture our full self, including mind, body, and soul.
I enjoy approaching therapeutic work utilizing an eclectic style and ultimately basing my approach on noticing the individual in their environment. I work collaboratively to identify my client's strengths, ideally discovering the skills within and helping the client heal themselves in the process. I frequently utilize family systems, exploring core beliefs and the nature of interpersonal relationships. I love integrating creative modalities such as art, music, and psychodrama. I take on a holistic approach and believe to find healing, we need to nurture our full self, including mind, body, and soul.
(203) 717-5818 View (203) 717-5818
Photo of Joanne Reiss, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Joanne Reiss, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Not accepting new clients
In my practice, I work closely with my clients to help them sort through their challenges at hand. I treat adults who may be facing stressful life transitions or struggling to cope with feelings of depression or anxiety. Every person has unique needs and personality, which are considered in developing a course of treatment. Helping clients develop insight to patterns of thinking and relating to others can offer clarity and hope. At times, utilizing skill-development tools can provide additional success in reducing stress, providing strategies for parenting challenges, or resolving relationship conflict.
In my practice, I work closely with my clients to help them sort through their challenges at hand. I treat adults who may be facing stressful life transitions or struggling to cope with feelings of depression or anxiety. Every person has unique needs and personality, which are considered in developing a course of treatment. Helping clients develop insight to patterns of thinking and relating to others can offer clarity and hope. At times, utilizing skill-development tools can provide additional success in reducing stress, providing strategies for parenting challenges, or resolving relationship conflict.
(201) 654-6762 View (201) 654-6762
Photo of Elena Kardonsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ho Kus, NJ
Elena Kardonsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423  (Online Only)
I can help you to feel stable and deal with your challenges! As a professional psychotherapist I offer psychological counseling, support and empowerment, and help you to navigate through the most uncertain times in your life. If you experience stress, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, peer pressure, unstable relationships, or just want to feel fulfilled, empowered, or happier in any area of your life, I am here for you. I carefully guide you to obtain necessary coping skills and healing resources to achieve your personal goals and emotional stability in all areas of your life.
I can help you to feel stable and deal with your challenges! As a professional psychotherapist I offer psychological counseling, support and empowerment, and help you to navigate through the most uncertain times in your life. If you experience stress, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, peer pressure, unstable relationships, or just want to feel fulfilled, empowered, or happier in any area of your life, I am here for you. I carefully guide you to obtain necessary coping skills and healing resources to achieve your personal goals and emotional stability in all areas of your life.
(551) 252-5010 View (551) 252-5010
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Beth Peritz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with teenagers, adults, couples and families. I work with an attachment focus which means that I believe that the relationship with you is most important to healing and change. Our relationship needs to be based on compassion, support, trust and your feeling safe with me. In addition I am always increasing my knowledge finding new ways to help such as CBT, EMDR, AEDP, EFT, DDP. I would be happy to talk to you about how I can be of help 201-755-5040 or you can visit my website for more information www.ridgewoodpsychotherapy.com
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with teenagers, adults, couples and families. I work with an attachment focus which means that I believe that the relationship with you is most important to healing and change. Our relationship needs to be based on compassion, support, trust and your feeling safe with me. In addition I am always increasing my knowledge finding new ways to help such as CBT, EMDR, AEDP, EFT, DDP. I would be happy to talk to you about how I can be of help 201-755-5040 or you can visit my website for more information www.ridgewoodpsychotherapy.com
(201) 755-5040 View (201) 755-5040
Photo of Ilana Schlein Rosenberg, Psychologist in Ho Kus, NJ
Ilana Schlein Rosenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
Life is about transition. And with each transition comes challenges. Some are easy and some more difficult to manage. Sometimes the challenge comes in the form of a failed relationship, sometimes we lose a loved one and feel the desolation and loneliness of dealing with life's challenges alone, sometimes anxiety takes over and renders us less capable of managing our daily responsibilities. Sometimes we act in ways that even we do not fully understand or that moves us further and further away from success, happiness and serenity.
Life is about transition. And with each transition comes challenges. Some are easy and some more difficult to manage. Sometimes the challenge comes in the form of a failed relationship, sometimes we lose a loved one and feel the desolation and loneliness of dealing with life's challenges alone, sometimes anxiety takes over and renders us less capable of managing our daily responsibilities. Sometimes we act in ways that even we do not fully understand or that moves us further and further away from success, happiness and serenity.
(201) 283-8273 View (201) 283-8273

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Number of Therapists in Ho Kus, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Ho Kus, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
81% Women's Issues
78% Stress
74% Self Esteem
70% Parenting

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Ho Kus, NJ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Ho Kus?

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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.