Therapists in Hunterdon County, NJ

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Photo of Raymond Terranova, Psychologist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Raymond Terranova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NJ 08809
A person may enter therapy when they feel they can no longer effectively manage aspects of their life. Although it can be difficult to ask for help, this is where therapy begins. Once committed to this idea, choosing the right therapist is the next step. Finding a good therapeutic match is crucial to solving one’s problems.
A person may enter therapy when they feel they can no longer effectively manage aspects of their life. Although it can be difficult to ask for help, this is where therapy begins. Once committed to this idea, choosing the right therapist is the next step. Finding a good therapeutic match is crucial to solving one’s problems.
(908) 349-1293 View (908) 349-1293
Photo of Kimberly Goodrich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Kimberly Goodrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Clinton, NJ 08809
Everyone thinks you have it all together. You appear confident, happy and organized. You seem to have a good life. But your reality is that you're overwhelmed and you may feel like you're barely keeping it together. That voice inside of you is constantly telling you that you aren't good enough. You probably feel like you're taking care of everyone else all of the time - but never yourself. Maybe you've even been drinking too much to try to take the edge off sometimes. What you've tried to feel better doesn't seem to help. All you know is that you're exhausted, unhappy and don't know what to do anymore. Does this sound like you?
Everyone thinks you have it all together. You appear confident, happy and organized. You seem to have a good life. But your reality is that you're overwhelmed and you may feel like you're barely keeping it together. That voice inside of you is constantly telling you that you aren't good enough. You probably feel like you're taking care of everyone else all of the time - but never yourself. Maybe you've even been drinking too much to try to take the edge off sometimes. What you've tried to feel better doesn't seem to help. All you know is that you're exhausted, unhappy and don't know what to do anymore. Does this sound like you?
(908) 206-4603 View (908) 206-4603
Photo of Elise Robinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Elise Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CCATP, CSTIP, CAGCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826  (Online Only)
Do you wish life would slow down so you can take a breath? Stuff has been piling up and now your relationships are strained, your social life isn't what you want, and you don’t even really know who you are. However things got to this point, you know you want life to be different and don't want to wait anymore. Many of my clients are hesitant to start therapy or have had trouble connecting with other therapists. I get it! Let's be real, vulnerability is scary as hell. Together we’ll discover or reconnect with your truest self, cultivate healthy habits, identify unhelpful patterns & gain tools to go through the changes of life.
Do you wish life would slow down so you can take a breath? Stuff has been piling up and now your relationships are strained, your social life isn't what you want, and you don’t even really know who you are. However things got to this point, you know you want life to be different and don't want to wait anymore. Many of my clients are hesitant to start therapy or have had trouble connecting with other therapists. I get it! Let's be real, vulnerability is scary as hell. Together we’ll discover or reconnect with your truest self, cultivate healthy habits, identify unhelpful patterns & gain tools to go through the changes of life.
(908) 827-6450 View (908) 827-6450
Brian Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826  (Online Only)
The road of mental wellness is a tricky one, filled with twists and turns. Anxiety, depression, trauma, among others can cause even the most wise or brave to lose their way, when the path was once so clear. It's a road that feels you travel alone, with no end in sight, or sign that you're going the right way. But it doesn't have to be that way. Together we can find the path, developing tools, coping skills, and new insights so you can always find your true north.
The road of mental wellness is a tricky one, filled with twists and turns. Anxiety, depression, trauma, among others can cause even the most wise or brave to lose their way, when the path was once so clear. It's a road that feels you travel alone, with no end in sight, or sign that you're going the right way. But it doesn't have to be that way. Together we can find the path, developing tools, coping skills, and new insights so you can always find your true north.
(908) 498-9533 View (908) 498-9533
Photo of Amy E. Glaser, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hunterdon County, NJ
Amy E. Glaser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, NJ 08809
Overwhelming emotions such as fear and anxiety, and sadness and loss can make each day a struggle. Alternately, feeling numb may cause a hollowness in living. Perhaps you wonder what has happened to you or your life. However, becoming more at ease, stronger, and more vibrant is possible. You can find a sense of peaceful empowerment, inner strength, and an increased capacity for living. Imagine trusting yourself to handle what life may bring. There are practices to help you achieve these outcomes. I am experienced with these practices and will share them with you.
Overwhelming emotions such as fear and anxiety, and sadness and loss can make each day a struggle. Alternately, feeling numb may cause a hollowness in living. Perhaps you wonder what has happened to you or your life. However, becoming more at ease, stronger, and more vibrant is possible. You can find a sense of peaceful empowerment, inner strength, and an increased capacity for living. Imagine trusting yourself to handle what life may bring. There are practices to help you achieve these outcomes. I am experienced with these practices and will share them with you.
(908) 345-5554 View (908) 345-5554
Photo of Jouhaina Razzouk, Psychologist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Jouhaina Razzouk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lambertville, NJ 08530  (Online Only)
We often move through life carrying wounds that prevent us from living life fully. I value providing you with a safe, judgment free zone, where you can embark on a personal journey to deeply explore and heal from the issues that have fueled your life struggles. I take special interest in treating trauma stemming from either childhood or adulthood as well as relationship difficulties including attachment patterns and relationship compatibility. I am also well versed in a wide array of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, sleep, and body image issues.
We often move through life carrying wounds that prevent us from living life fully. I value providing you with a safe, judgment free zone, where you can embark on a personal journey to deeply explore and heal from the issues that have fueled your life struggles. I take special interest in treating trauma stemming from either childhood or adulthood as well as relationship difficulties including attachment patterns and relationship compatibility. I am also well versed in a wide array of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, sleep, and body image issues.
(609) 236-7583 View (609) 236-7583
Photo of Edward M. Adams, Psychologist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Edward M. Adams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lambertville, NJ 08530
When a personal crisis, life transition, or relationship issue happens, it's wise to seek capable support, professional guidance, and competent counsel. Feel free to contact Dr. Ed Adams for a day or evening appointment if you or someone you know is looking for this kind of experienced professional. I've been in private practice over 25 years. While each day I work with women and couples, I've developed a strong expertise working with men. When a man finds a safe and dignified environment to express himself with someone who understands the male world, he will often begin the process of change and growth.
When a personal crisis, life transition, or relationship issue happens, it's wise to seek capable support, professional guidance, and competent counsel. Feel free to contact Dr. Ed Adams for a day or evening appointment if you or someone you know is looking for this kind of experienced professional. I've been in private practice over 25 years. While each day I work with women and couples, I've developed a strong expertise working with men. When a man finds a safe and dignified environment to express himself with someone who understands the male world, he will often begin the process of change and growth.
(908) 264-2802 View (908) 264-2802
Photo of Victoria Zagursky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Victoria Zagursky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Flemington, NJ 08822
Individuals who are facing various challenges and require support to improve their well-being and quality of life. Some common issues and needs that a client could be facing is mental health challenges, the client could be dealing with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional dysregulation. They may require assistances in managing their symptoms, accessing appropriate treatment, and develop coping skills. A client could potentially be an adolescent struggling with anxiety, depression, or emotional dysregulation. The goals of the client revolve around achieving stability, resilience, and self-sufficiency.
Individuals who are facing various challenges and require support to improve their well-being and quality of life. Some common issues and needs that a client could be facing is mental health challenges, the client could be dealing with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional dysregulation. They may require assistances in managing their symptoms, accessing appropriate treatment, and develop coping skills. A client could potentially be an adolescent struggling with anxiety, depression, or emotional dysregulation. The goals of the client revolve around achieving stability, resilience, and self-sufficiency.
(908) 829-9035 View (908) 829-9035
Photo of Hannah Bossard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hunterdon County, NJ
Hannah Bossard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, NJ 08809  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Melinda Gates said, "Empowering women changes the world," and I couldn't agree with her more. Though I enjoy working with various populations, my passion is supporting the unique journeys of young adult women, female-identifying and/or female-bodied individuals. Women's issues are oftentimes overlooked, misinterpreted, and minimized. This is why I focus my work on empowering women to better understand their experiences, unabashedly identify their needs, and to more authentically express themselves.
Melinda Gates said, "Empowering women changes the world," and I couldn't agree with her more. Though I enjoy working with various populations, my passion is supporting the unique journeys of young adult women, female-identifying and/or female-bodied individuals. Women's issues are oftentimes overlooked, misinterpreted, and minimized. This is why I focus my work on empowering women to better understand their experiences, unabashedly identify their needs, and to more authentically express themselves.
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Photo of Bradley A Robinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Bradley A Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LSW
Verified Verified
Califon, NJ 07830
If you are struggling with personal, family or relationship issues, I offer a slightly different approach than you might expect. Contrary to how some view therapy, I believe there is far more "right" than "wrong" with people who seek help -- strengths allowing them to overcome seemingly overwhelming obstacles. I'm a therapist, but I'm also a parent and husband who makes plenty of mistakes. Luckily, perfection isn't necessary or even desirable, as it often takes only small, positive changes to yield significant benefits. Things can get better, sometimes quickly, if you begin taking steps in the right direction.
If you are struggling with personal, family or relationship issues, I offer a slightly different approach than you might expect. Contrary to how some view therapy, I believe there is far more "right" than "wrong" with people who seek help -- strengths allowing them to overcome seemingly overwhelming obstacles. I'm a therapist, but I'm also a parent and husband who makes plenty of mistakes. Luckily, perfection isn't necessary or even desirable, as it often takes only small, positive changes to yield significant benefits. Things can get better, sometimes quickly, if you begin taking steps in the right direction.
(908) 238-3976 View (908) 238-3976
Photo of Roger W Plantikow, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Roger W Plantikow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Psychotherapy helps individuals, couples, and families work through painful and pressing difficulties. For some the difficulties are depression, anxiety, loss of sense of self or direction. For others, there is a failed relationship or one endangered by betrayal(s) or years of inadequate communication. I believe therapy must be focused, fair, and safe. Our success will depend on the quality of our working relationship. If we work together, I will make a serious commitment to your well being.
Psychotherapy helps individuals, couples, and families work through painful and pressing difficulties. For some the difficulties are depression, anxiety, loss of sense of self or direction. For others, there is a failed relationship or one endangered by betrayal(s) or years of inadequate communication. I believe therapy must be focused, fair, and safe. Our success will depend on the quality of our working relationship. If we work together, I will make a serious commitment to your well being.
(973) 671-8014 View (973) 671-8014
Photo of Laura B Segal, Psychologist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Laura B Segal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NJ 08809
I bring warmth, openness, empathy, intelligent understanding, and a non-judgmental, down-to-earth approach to therapy. Through a relationship in which your experiences are validated and understood, I will help you tap into your innate strength and break the shackles of prior negative, self-defining experiences. You will have the opportunity to change your life and truly free yourself of ways that may have overwhelmed you and held you captive. In an interactive and responsive therapeutic relationship, we cannot predict precisely who will emerge: A strengthened person, free of disruptive influences from past trauma, a person who
I bring warmth, openness, empathy, intelligent understanding, and a non-judgmental, down-to-earth approach to therapy. Through a relationship in which your experiences are validated and understood, I will help you tap into your innate strength and break the shackles of prior negative, self-defining experiences. You will have the opportunity to change your life and truly free yourself of ways that may have overwhelmed you and held you captive. In an interactive and responsive therapeutic relationship, we cannot predict precisely who will emerge: A strengthened person, free of disruptive influences from past trauma, a person who
(908) 854-4080 View (908) 854-4080
Photo of Doug Graiver, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Doug Graiver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Over the years in my work with children, couples, families, as well as those struggling with substance use and other difficulties, I think about rocks. Specifically, rocks that weigh us down emotionally, due to difficult childhood experiences, troubling relationships, and from events or challenges one faces in their lives. Many clients come into counseling with the belief that they are inherently flawed. Inevitably, during our work together we uncover some of the rocks that weigh them down emotionally. The resulting awareness can be quite effective in relieving or reducing one from those old self-defeating messages.
Over the years in my work with children, couples, families, as well as those struggling with substance use and other difficulties, I think about rocks. Specifically, rocks that weigh us down emotionally, due to difficult childhood experiences, troubling relationships, and from events or challenges one faces in their lives. Many clients come into counseling with the belief that they are inherently flawed. Inevitably, during our work together we uncover some of the rocks that weigh them down emotionally. The resulting awareness can be quite effective in relieving or reducing one from those old self-defeating messages.
(609) 201-1349 View (609) 201-1349
Photo of Inga Wismer, Counselor in Hunterdon County, NJ
Inga Wismer
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
My primary interest is treating different aspects of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress disorder in adults and children. Trauma takes us out of our window of tolerance where we function optimally and either leads to a fight or flight response or dissociative numbness. It can also lead to a repetition compulsion when we repeat various aspects of the original trauma or redirected aggression treating others like those who caused us harm. I have a great understanding of trauma especially related to attachment disorders in children such as Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder as well as PTSD in adults
My primary interest is treating different aspects of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress disorder in adults and children. Trauma takes us out of our window of tolerance where we function optimally and either leads to a fight or flight response or dissociative numbness. It can also lead to a repetition compulsion when we repeat various aspects of the original trauma or redirected aggression treating others like those who caused us harm. I have a great understanding of trauma especially related to attachment disorders in children such as Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder as well as PTSD in adults
(908) 628-1766 View (908) 628-1766
Photo of Laura Roth - Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Laura Roth - Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lambertville, NJ 08530  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide counseling services to children and adults with the goal of helping people work through problems, reduce distress, and find satisfying resolutions. My counseling style is insight oriented, collaborative and supportive, and aims towards helping a person recognize and mobilize their strengths, reduce symptoms and move forward with life.
I provide counseling services to children and adults with the goal of helping people work through problems, reduce distress, and find satisfying resolutions. My counseling style is insight oriented, collaborative and supportive, and aims towards helping a person recognize and mobilize their strengths, reduce symptoms and move forward with life.
(609) 546-4485 View (609) 546-4485
Photo of Ella McAllister, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Ella McAllister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flemington, NJ 08822
Now that you have taken the first step in seeking help, together we can take the second step towards addressing the presenting problem. Let’s develop a deeper understanding of yourself through recognizing & understanding patterns that may be causing you emotional distress. Let's explore the thought-emotion-behavior connection so that you can rewrite the narrative, improve your emotional state, change your behavioral response, & improve upon coping skills. Therapeutic interventions include the evidence-based practices of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Certified CBT Practitioner) and Motivational Interviewing.
Now that you have taken the first step in seeking help, together we can take the second step towards addressing the presenting problem. Let’s develop a deeper understanding of yourself through recognizing & understanding patterns that may be causing you emotional distress. Let's explore the thought-emotion-behavior connection so that you can rewrite the narrative, improve your emotional state, change your behavioral response, & improve upon coping skills. Therapeutic interventions include the evidence-based practices of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Certified CBT Practitioner) and Motivational Interviewing.
(908) 628-0944 View (908) 628-0944
Photo of Barbara Cole-Kiernan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Barbara Cole-Kiernan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Are you in transition? Feeling stuck in your life or relationship? Have your usual coping strategies become ineffective, leaving you feeling anxious, fearful, depressed or angry? Do you feel that there must be more to life than what you are presently experiencing? Are you experiencing emotional upheaval that is impacting the quality of your life as a result of critical or chronic illness ?
Are you in transition? Feeling stuck in your life or relationship? Have your usual coping strategies become ineffective, leaving you feeling anxious, fearful, depressed or angry? Do you feel that there must be more to life than what you are presently experiencing? Are you experiencing emotional upheaval that is impacting the quality of your life as a result of critical or chronic illness ?
(609) 643-4498 View (609) 643-4498
Photo of Christopher Lombardi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Christopher Lombardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flemington, NJ 08822
Worry. Restlessness. Poor Concentration. Intrusive Thoughts. Panic. Our mental health can serve as a major disruption to our lives. I admire your courage in taking this step to seek out help. As your therapist, I will first strive to understand your story. Then, we will collaboratively identify a therapeutic approach that will best fit your goals. Often times, our past impacts our present . Therefore, we can strive to not only address your current symptoms, but attempt to resolve the root causes to your problems, such as unresolved trauma. We don’t always realize how much old emotional wounds are still causing us pain.
Worry. Restlessness. Poor Concentration. Intrusive Thoughts. Panic. Our mental health can serve as a major disruption to our lives. I admire your courage in taking this step to seek out help. As your therapist, I will first strive to understand your story. Then, we will collaboratively identify a therapeutic approach that will best fit your goals. Often times, our past impacts our present . Therefore, we can strive to not only address your current symptoms, but attempt to resolve the root causes to your problems, such as unresolved trauma. We don’t always realize how much old emotional wounds are still causing us pain.
(908) 224-5078 View (908) 224-5078
Photo of Elizabeth Cruickshank, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hunterdon County, NJ
Elizabeth Cruickshank
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for support for yourself or someone you love? Taking those first steps towards finding the guidance you need can be challenging. Within the context of a quiet, comfortable private practice setting, we will identify challenges and issues you may be experiencing and develop an individualized wellness plan for you. In addition to traditional treatment approaches, I offer many ways you can choose to explore the challenges you are facing including EMDR and animal-assisted therapy.
Are you looking for support for yourself or someone you love? Taking those first steps towards finding the guidance you need can be challenging. Within the context of a quiet, comfortable private practice setting, we will identify challenges and issues you may be experiencing and develop an individualized wellness plan for you. In addition to traditional treatment approaches, I offer many ways you can choose to explore the challenges you are facing including EMDR and animal-assisted therapy.
(908) 905-0150 View (908) 905-0150
Photo of Renee Weiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hunterdon County, NJ
Renee Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified Verified
Flemington, NJ 08822  (Online Only)
When I think of my work as a therapist, what lifts my spirit is the enormous potential of people for living a full life; a potential they are often unaware of. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Therapy helps to identify them and develop the tools to improve their lives. The goals: enhanced self-esteem, reduced tension, more expressiveness....a fuller life. Whether I work with the child, adolescent, adult, individual, couple or family, I find the work inspiring.
When I think of my work as a therapist, what lifts my spirit is the enormous potential of people for living a full life; a potential they are often unaware of. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Therapy helps to identify them and develop the tools to improve their lives. The goals: enhanced self-esteem, reduced tension, more expressiveness....a fuller life. Whether I work with the child, adolescent, adult, individual, couple or family, I find the work inspiring.
(973) 713-4278 View (973) 713-4278

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Number of Therapists in Hunterdon County, NJ

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hunterdon County, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
58% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hunterdon County, NJ see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hunterdon 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.