Therapists in Hudson County, NJ

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Photo of Nikki Dukes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hudson County, NJ
Nikki Dukes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hello! I'm Nikki Dukes, a Licensed Professional Counselor who helps people maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others. My style is warm, inviting, compassionate, and goal-oriented. If you find yourself overthinking, having intrusive thoughts, setting healthy relationship boundaries, or striking that happy work-life balance- you are not alone! Chances are you can benefit from talking to someone who can help you use the tools that already exist within you. My person-centered approach ensures that you are in the driver’s seat of your treatment.
Hello! I'm Nikki Dukes, a Licensed Professional Counselor who helps people maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others. My style is warm, inviting, compassionate, and goal-oriented. If you find yourself overthinking, having intrusive thoughts, setting healthy relationship boundaries, or striking that happy work-life balance- you are not alone! Chances are you can benefit from talking to someone who can help you use the tools that already exist within you. My person-centered approach ensures that you are in the driver’s seat of your treatment.
(551) 305-4334 View (551) 305-4334
Photo of Teens & Children- Resolution Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Teens & Children- Resolution Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306
We love working with young people! Whether you seek therapy for yourself or a teen/child in your life, Resolution Counseling Center can help. We want teens and kids to feel safe and healthy so they can thrive in school, with friends, and with family. Our therapists work with young people age 8 and above to offer supportive care, coping strategies, and limited play therapy to treat things like anxiety, trauma, family separation, loss, and school issues. We also meet with parents for feedback sessions to help you help your child. View openings and book online today: www.resolutioncc.com/team
We love working with young people! Whether you seek therapy for yourself or a teen/child in your life, Resolution Counseling Center can help. We want teens and kids to feel safe and healthy so they can thrive in school, with friends, and with family. Our therapists work with young people age 8 and above to offer supportive care, coping strategies, and limited play therapy to treat things like anxiety, trauma, family separation, loss, and school issues. We also meet with parents for feedback sessions to help you help your child. View openings and book online today: www.resolutioncc.com/team
(551) 243-6475 View (551) 243-6475
Photo of Raúl A. Plasencia, LCSW, SCP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Raúl A. Plasencia, LCSW, SCP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SCP
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
My psychoanalytic training and my 20 years work experience has taught me the importance of understanding the full individual and his/her own unique experience in the world. In therapy, I provide a supportive environment that focuses on symptom-reduction while also exploring underlying roots of emotional discomfort. I encourage self-exploration, emotional processing and self-acceptance. I believe in helping clients understand how their past experiences impacts their lives, and in utilizing the therapeutic relationship to foster clients' growth and self-fulfillment. I find psychotherapy to be powerful and exciting and I consider it a privilege to help people strive for their potential.
My psychoanalytic training and my 20 years work experience has taught me the importance of understanding the full individual and his/her own unique experience in the world. In therapy, I provide a supportive environment that focuses on symptom-reduction while also exploring underlying roots of emotional discomfort. I encourage self-exploration, emotional processing and self-acceptance. I believe in helping clients understand how their past experiences impacts their lives, and in utilizing the therapeutic relationship to foster clients' growth and self-fulfillment. I find psychotherapy to be powerful and exciting and I consider it a privilege to help people strive for their potential.
(201) 397-1680 View (201) 397-1680
Photo of Paige M Gesicki, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Paige M Gesicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Welcome to our small, personal telehealth practice, Warmth Counseling! I specialize in treating millennial women who want to "do deeper work", sifting through past experiences together and how it affects them today. Clients have described me as authentic, easy-to-talk-to, and warm. I treat a variety of mood disorders including depression and anxiety, and obsessive thoughts. Together, we'll create a nonjudgmental environment in which you can explore your values and goals, while learning how to use strategies to feel more self-compassionate.
Welcome to our small, personal telehealth practice, Warmth Counseling! I specialize in treating millennial women who want to "do deeper work", sifting through past experiences together and how it affects them today. Clients have described me as authentic, easy-to-talk-to, and warm. I treat a variety of mood disorders including depression and anxiety, and obsessive thoughts. Together, we'll create a nonjudgmental environment in which you can explore your values and goals, while learning how to use strategies to feel more self-compassionate.
(201) 597-0590 View (201) 597-0590
Photo of Tatyana E Zapata, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hudson County, NJ
Tatyana E Zapata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West New York, NJ 07093  (Online Only)
Therapy is not always comfortable as you begin to unravel so many difficult narratives at times. Whether you have been through one difficult experience or multiple hardships or you have resolved trauma that has resurface. Therapy is a step of bravery in your healing journey. I will always lean on you to set the tone, as I am a firm believer that individuals are experts on their lives and know what they need. As your counselor I will consistently work to provide a non judgmental space that is free of pressures and allows transparency. It is in such a space that healing and introspection can be fostered to reach your goals.
Therapy is not always comfortable as you begin to unravel so many difficult narratives at times. Whether you have been through one difficult experience or multiple hardships or you have resolved trauma that has resurface. Therapy is a step of bravery in your healing journey. I will always lean on you to set the tone, as I am a firm believer that individuals are experts on their lives and know what they need. As your counselor I will consistently work to provide a non judgmental space that is free of pressures and allows transparency. It is in such a space that healing and introspection can be fostered to reach your goals.
(908) 895-6042 View (908) 895-6042
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Sarosh Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Our relationships determine so much of how we feel and experience life. Committed relationships whether a marriage, premarital, or partnership are constantly growing and changing. Most often, we get into a committed relationship with the hope of experiencing LOVE. In the beginning, we are full of joy and hope though we may have had doubts or fears. Intimate relationships are complicated and life circumstances complicate things even more. We are left to guess our way through it or leave it to chance. And it works as long as it works. Until you find yourself internally hurting and externally yelling...What Should You Do?
Our relationships determine so much of how we feel and experience life. Committed relationships whether a marriage, premarital, or partnership are constantly growing and changing. Most often, we get into a committed relationship with the hope of experiencing LOVE. In the beginning, we are full of joy and hope though we may have had doubts or fears. Intimate relationships are complicated and life circumstances complicate things even more. We are left to guess our way through it or leave it to chance. And it works as long as it works. Until you find yourself internally hurting and externally yelling...What Should You Do?
(201) 561-7175 View (201) 561-7175
Photo of Melinda Bardos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Melinda Bardos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
As a NY/NJ LCSW, my therapy approach combines expertise and compassion. My career spans substance use disorder, medical, and mental health settings, addressing diverse clinical issues. Specializing in addiction, codependency, infertility, depression, stress, and life coaching, I bring a compassionate understanding to each challenge. In EAP services, I provide empathy, recognizing the overlap of personal and professional struggles. While guiding you I will create a safe space for healing and growth dedicated to empowering you on your unique journey with insight and genuine care.
As a NY/NJ LCSW, my therapy approach combines expertise and compassion. My career spans substance use disorder, medical, and mental health settings, addressing diverse clinical issues. Specializing in addiction, codependency, infertility, depression, stress, and life coaching, I bring a compassionate understanding to each challenge. In EAP services, I provide empathy, recognizing the overlap of personal and professional struggles. While guiding you I will create a safe space for healing and growth dedicated to empowering you on your unique journey with insight and genuine care.
(862) 305-8411 View (862) 305-8411
Photo of Claudia Ceron, Counselor in Hudson County, NJ
Claudia Ceron
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Muchas veces nuestra vida está consumida por miedos e incertidumbres que no logramos controlar. Hay siempre una esperanza y tenemos la capacidad de cambiar y vivir mejor a través de la terapia. Nuestra misión en North Wellness Jersey Center es ayudarte a reencontrar tus fortalezas y ambiciones para que transformes tu vida de una manera más feliz y saludable. Vivir bien, vivir felices es algo a lo que todos aspiramos y todos podemos alcanzarlo. Permitenos ayudarte en tu camino a tu re-encuentro personal. Nuestro empático y dedicado equipo de terapeutas te ayudará con cualquier problema de salud mental. Llamanos para una consulta.
Muchas veces nuestra vida está consumida por miedos e incertidumbres que no logramos controlar. Hay siempre una esperanza y tenemos la capacidad de cambiar y vivir mejor a través de la terapia. Nuestra misión en North Wellness Jersey Center es ayudarte a reencontrar tus fortalezas y ambiciones para que transformes tu vida de una manera más feliz y saludable. Vivir bien, vivir felices es algo a lo que todos aspiramos y todos podemos alcanzarlo. Permitenos ayudarte en tu camino a tu re-encuentro personal. Nuestro empático y dedicado equipo de terapeutas te ayudará con cualquier problema de salud mental. Llamanos para una consulta.
(201) 862-4937 View (201) 862-4937
Photo of Allison Gaydos: EMDR, Trauma, Smoking Cessation, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Allison Gaydos: EMDR, Trauma, Smoking Cessation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306
I'm an experienced EMDR trauma specialist & I love to support adult children of emotionally immature parents, adults, college students, and post-college grads navigating early adulthood. My clients come to therapy to heal from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, reduce traumatic memories, and get to know their healthier adult self. We'll work on boundary setting and building rewarding relationships. I offer talk therapy as well as treatments like EMDR, smoking cessation, and clinical hypnosis that can have a bigger impact and faster results. Book a free 20 min consultation to learn more: cultivatetherapyteam.clientsecure.me
I'm an experienced EMDR trauma specialist & I love to support adult children of emotionally immature parents, adults, college students, and post-college grads navigating early adulthood. My clients come to therapy to heal from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, reduce traumatic memories, and get to know their healthier adult self. We'll work on boundary setting and building rewarding relationships. I offer talk therapy as well as treatments like EMDR, smoking cessation, and clinical hypnosis that can have a bigger impact and faster results. Book a free 20 min consultation to learn more: cultivatetherapyteam.clientsecure.me
(201) 862-4707 View (201) 862-4707
Photo of Daria Filipovic, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Daria Filipovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302
You may or may not be fully aware for the reason for your search for a therapist today but it is a start. Whether you are overwhelmed with emotions, anxiety, change or adjusting to something new, therapy can be beneficial. I want you to be comfortable in session, learn, improve and be yourself. My approach to therapy is that our work will add and/or improve your skillsets and be used long after therapy.
You may or may not be fully aware for the reason for your search for a therapist today but it is a start. Whether you are overwhelmed with emotions, anxiety, change or adjusting to something new, therapy can be beneficial. I want you to be comfortable in session, learn, improve and be yourself. My approach to therapy is that our work will add and/or improve your skillsets and be used long after therapy.
(973) 358-6821 View (973) 358-6821
Photo of Vanessa Filmonor, Counselor in Hudson County, NJ
Vanessa Filmonor
Counselor, NCC, LAC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. I use an integrative approach, where I combine contemporary psychodynamic and mindfulness-based therapy practices. I believe that acknowledging our pasts and obtaining tools of mindful awareness can stabilize our present and empower us to build a better future. I am also passionate and committed to deliver trauma-informed and culturally appropriate counseling to diverse and marginalized communities.
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. I use an integrative approach, where I combine contemporary psychodynamic and mindfulness-based therapy practices. I believe that acknowledging our pasts and obtaining tools of mindful awareness can stabilize our present and empower us to build a better future. I am also passionate and committed to deliver trauma-informed and culturally appropriate counseling to diverse and marginalized communities.
(201) 347-0550 View (201) 347-0550
Photo of Jennifer Rachael Bakal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Jennifer Rachael Bakal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I make it a priority to help my clients to feel comfortable sharing their issues of concern with me. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, bereavement issues and addiction issues. I have over twenty years of experience providing individual therapy, marriage counseling and family therapy. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and psychodynamic therapy.
As a therapist, I make it a priority to help my clients to feel comfortable sharing their issues of concern with me. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, bereavement issues and addiction issues. I have over twenty years of experience providing individual therapy, marriage counseling and family therapy. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and psychodynamic therapy.
(201) 548-9907 View (201) 548-9907
Photo of José A. Hevia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
José A. Hevia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LP
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Talking does help! The main focus of my therapeutic practice has been to encourage people to talk openly about themselves in a comfortable and accepting space. Those who have seriously accepted this invitation have benefited from their self-discoveries, and the subsequent personal adjustments and changes that have come about. Personal growth is not easily achieved or sustained, but it is necessary for nurturing a fulfilled life!
Talking does help! The main focus of my therapeutic practice has been to encourage people to talk openly about themselves in a comfortable and accepting space. Those who have seriously accepted this invitation have benefited from their self-discoveries, and the subsequent personal adjustments and changes that have come about. Personal growth is not easily achieved or sustained, but it is necessary for nurturing a fulfilled life!
(201) 484-5867 View (201) 484-5867
Photo of Diane Grodney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Diane Grodney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07307  (Online Only)
I am licensed in both NJ and NY. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapist-client relationship when trust, care, authenticity and communication are present. I have been deeply engaged with clients experiencing life transitions (based on age, career change, parenthood, etc.) or trauma/loss (as a result of broken relationships, abuse, racism,separation, divorce, illness or death.) I feel it's important to work with clients as they feel is best suited to them, and for me to be present and flexible, listen carefully and be open-minded.
I am licensed in both NJ and NY. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapist-client relationship when trust, care, authenticity and communication are present. I have been deeply engaged with clients experiencing life transitions (based on age, career change, parenthood, etc.) or trauma/loss (as a result of broken relationships, abuse, racism,separation, divorce, illness or death.) I feel it's important to work with clients as they feel is best suited to them, and for me to be present and flexible, listen carefully and be open-minded.
(332) 895-2431 View (332) 895-2431
Photo of Brinley Kaston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Brinley Kaston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Brinley's belief around the therapeutic value is that everyone can benefit from support and help throughout the various stages of life. Whether due to work or family stress, navigating friendships and romance, and adjustments to a myriad of life changes, having a place to unload and explore one's emotions can be so profound to the human experience.
Brinley's belief around the therapeutic value is that everyone can benefit from support and help throughout the various stages of life. Whether due to work or family stress, navigating friendships and romance, and adjustments to a myriad of life changes, having a place to unload and explore one's emotions can be so profound to the human experience.
(732) 838-7838 View (732) 838-7838
Photo of Alexandra Axel, Licensed Social Worker in Hudson County, NJ
Alexandra Axel
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302
I am an agender, queer, abolitionist therapist. I believe that transformation is possible for everyone, healing can begin anywhere, and that no one is disposable. Only practicing with clients in within (the colonial borders of) New Jersey. My approach is primarily informed by somatic practices for trauma healing. This means that we will work with your thoughts, emotions, memories, and physical form/sensations to release unprocessed stress and/or trauma.
I am an agender, queer, abolitionist therapist. I believe that transformation is possible for everyone, healing can begin anywhere, and that no one is disposable. Only practicing with clients in within (the colonial borders of) New Jersey. My approach is primarily informed by somatic practices for trauma healing. This means that we will work with your thoughts, emotions, memories, and physical form/sensations to release unprocessed stress and/or trauma.
(201) 514-5249 View (201) 514-5249
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Meron Addisu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
There can come a time when situations seem beyond your control leading to silent struggles or experiencing dissatisfaction and conflict in work and relationships. There is a sense that something needs to change. With a safe and supportive space for self-exploration, that change can be made possible.
There can come a time when situations seem beyond your control leading to silent struggles or experiencing dissatisfaction and conflict in work and relationships. There is a sense that something needs to change. With a safe and supportive space for self-exploration, that change can be made possible.
(201) 590-4571 View (201) 590-4571
Photo of Sonya Knuettel-Ripley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hudson County, NJ
Sonya Knuettel-Ripley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sonya Knuettel-Ripley, LCSW, LCADC. Welcome and Thank-you for taking the time to read my profile and considering me. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for assistance and I'm proud of you! I am licensed in New Jersey with 25 years of professional work experience.
Hello, my name is Sonya Knuettel-Ripley, LCSW, LCADC. Welcome and Thank-you for taking the time to read my profile and considering me. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for assistance and I'm proud of you! I am licensed in New Jersey with 25 years of professional work experience.
(551) 303-6848 View (551) 303-6848
Photo of Larsen Behavioral Wellness, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hudson County, NJ
Larsen Behavioral Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
If you are struggling with sadness, excessive worry, obsessional thinking? Do you have trouble living authentically and wish to understand yourself better? I work with clients to overcome their difficulties and reclaim their lives. I am specialized to work with both adults and teens using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a science based approach, which means it is proven to help you feel better. I am an understanding, warm, compassionate therapist with over 10 years of experience helping clients. If you are ready to explore your troubling thoughts and emotions and make deep, meaningful change, call me.
If you are struggling with sadness, excessive worry, obsessional thinking? Do you have trouble living authentically and wish to understand yourself better? I work with clients to overcome their difficulties and reclaim their lives. I am specialized to work with both adults and teens using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a science based approach, which means it is proven to help you feel better. I am an understanding, warm, compassionate therapist with over 10 years of experience helping clients. If you are ready to explore your troubling thoughts and emotions and make deep, meaningful change, call me.
(201) 490-4989 View (201) 490-4989
Photo of Gracel Jerschina, Counselor in Hudson County, NJ
Gracel Jerschina
Counselor, LAC, MA
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302
My deepest commitment is to help you find hope, healing, and transformation. I've had the privilege of walking alongside individuals from diverse backgrounds, including new mothers, children, teenagers, married couples, and people working through anxiety, trauma, grief, body image or eating disorders, and major life transitions. I prioritize the well-being and growth of each client and I provide unwavering support and guidance through life's challenges.
My deepest commitment is to help you find hope, healing, and transformation. I've had the privilege of walking alongside individuals from diverse backgrounds, including new mothers, children, teenagers, married couples, and people working through anxiety, trauma, grief, body image or eating disorders, and major life transitions. I prioritize the well-being and growth of each client and I provide unwavering support and guidance through life's challenges.
(201) 514-6385 View (201) 514-6385

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Number of Therapists in Hudson County, NJ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hudson County, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hudson County, NJ see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hudson County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.