Therapists in Kingston, NJ

Photo of Kelly McGlynn, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kelly McGlynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, NJ 08528
Together, we will work to uncover patterns and old beliefs that cause discomfort in your current roles, while developing a plan to move forward.
Together, we will work to uncover patterns and old beliefs that cause discomfort in your current roles, while developing a plan to move forward.
(609) 997-6103 View (609) 997-6103
Photo of Jim Mastrich, EdD, LCADC, Psychologist
Jim Mastrich
Psychologist, EdD, LCADC
Verified Verified
Kingston, NJ 08528
I take a down-to-earth, respectful approach to my work with individuals and couples. My purpose is to help people get out of their own way and move towards making their personal goals and dreams a reality. I specialize in a broad range of clinical and performance issues including sport psychology, relationship and communication skills, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse problems. The topics of my books range from addressing codependency and parenting issues to making a case for using sports as a medium for developing character and integrity in boys.
I take a down-to-earth, respectful approach to my work with individuals and couples. My purpose is to help people get out of their own way and move towards making their personal goals and dreams a reality. I specialize in a broad range of clinical and performance issues including sport psychology, relationship and communication skills, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse problems. The topics of my books range from addressing codependency and parenting issues to making a case for using sports as a medium for developing character and integrity in boys.
(609) 921-3665 View (609) 921-3665
Photo of Cliff Koblin, MA, LPC, LCADC, CIP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cliff Koblin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, CIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, NJ 08528
I have many years of successful counseling experience working with adolescent and adult clients in the areas of: Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Depression and Anxiety, Stress and Transition, Impulse Control Disorders and Domestic Violence which includes working with individuals that struggle with Anger and Rage Issues. I work with individuals who often have additional, legal, occupational or school related involvement. I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
I have many years of successful counseling experience working with adolescent and adult clients in the areas of: Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Depression and Anxiety, Stress and Transition, Impulse Control Disorders and Domestic Violence which includes working with individuals that struggle with Anger and Rage Issues. I work with individuals who often have additional, legal, occupational or school related involvement. I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
(609) 318-3176 View (609) 318-3176
Photo of Yvonne Amalina DeCarolis, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Yvonne Amalina DeCarolis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, NJ 08528
I consider myself a compassionate, skilled and intuitive therapist with 20+ year's experience in clinical and educational settings. My approach to therapy blends traditional methods (Cognitive/Behavioral, Family Therapy) with alternative methodologies (Psychodrama, Gestalt, Humanistic, Creative Arts Therapies and Advanced Integrative Therapy-a transpersonal energy psychology particularly beneficial for clients with trauma induced issues). I also bring a life-long appreciation of Eastern Philosophies to my practice. As an extension to working with couples in crisis, I am a member of the Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance (www.mjcla.org). In this capacity, I function as a Certified Divorce Coach/Child Specialist.
I consider myself a compassionate, skilled and intuitive therapist with 20+ year's experience in clinical and educational settings. My approach to therapy blends traditional methods (Cognitive/Behavioral, Family Therapy) with alternative methodologies (Psychodrama, Gestalt, Humanistic, Creative Arts Therapies and Advanced Integrative Therapy-a transpersonal energy psychology particularly beneficial for clients with trauma induced issues). I also bring a life-long appreciation of Eastern Philosophies to my practice. As an extension to working with couples in crisis, I am a member of the Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance (www.mjcla.org). In this capacity, I function as a Certified Divorce Coach/Child Specialist.
(609) 375-8188 View (609) 375-8188
Photo of Dr. Heather Chelton, DSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dr. Heather Chelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, NJ 08528
Congratulations on taking the first step to bettering your life by looking for a therapist! I believe therapy is an opportunity for those who are committed to improving their well being, life and moods. Life is busy and filled with distraction; everyone owes it to themselves to join with me on a supportive therapeutic journey leading to understanding, growth, change and happiness. This self-journey will enlighten you to identify supports and resources, learn healthy coping skills and decrease defeating symptomatology in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
Congratulations on taking the first step to bettering your life by looking for a therapist! I believe therapy is an opportunity for those who are committed to improving their well being, life and moods. Life is busy and filled with distraction; everyone owes it to themselves to join with me on a supportive therapeutic journey leading to understanding, growth, change and happiness. This self-journey will enlighten you to identify supports and resources, learn healthy coping skills and decrease defeating symptomatology in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
(609) 496-5604 View (609) 496-5604
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Laurie Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, NJ 08528
So many issues and roadblocks are too hard to face alone. Some can feel overwhelming. My role is to partner with you to help you find solutions and peace of mind. I have 20 years of experience as a therapist, helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma (past and present), relationship difficulties, grief and loss, cancer treatment, cancer survivorship, recovery from addiction, and more.
So many issues and roadblocks are too hard to face alone. Some can feel overwhelming. My role is to partner with you to help you find solutions and peace of mind. I have 20 years of experience as a therapist, helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma (past and present), relationship difficulties, grief and loss, cancer treatment, cancer survivorship, recovery from addiction, and more.
(908) 989-0930 View (908) 989-0930
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Fernanda Sofio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, NJ 08528
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst working with adults, adolescents, and children in English, Spanish, and Portuguese in downtown Princeton, NJ. I am also working towards licensure in New York State and see patients in Brooklyn, NY.
I am a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst working with adults, adolescents, and children in English, Spanish, and Portuguese in downtown Princeton, NJ. I am also working towards licensure in New York State and see patients in Brooklyn, NY.
(609) 566-8491 View (609) 566-8491
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Brianna P Brunner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kingston, NJ 08528
Are you struggling with relationship issues, intimacy, or the painful aftermath of infidelity? These challenges can feel overwhelming, sometimes leading to a divorce, but you don't have to face them alone. In moments of despair & betrayal, there's always a path to healing & hope. It begins with taking the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. When you book a couples counseling session with me, we'll explore the depths of your emotions, rebuild trust, & renew your connection. Let's work together to turn your pain into a catalyst for positive change & deep, lasting intimacy.
Are you struggling with relationship issues, intimacy, or the painful aftermath of infidelity? These challenges can feel overwhelming, sometimes leading to a divorce, but you don't have to face them alone. In moments of despair & betrayal, there's always a path to healing & hope. It begins with taking the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. When you book a couples counseling session with me, we'll explore the depths of your emotions, rebuild trust, & renew your connection. Let's work together to turn your pain into a catalyst for positive change & deep, lasting intimacy.
(732) 624-6398 View (732) 624-6398
Photo of Kristy Castle, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristy Castle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, NJ 08528
Finally deciding to seek out therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and even increase uncomfortable feelings. Finding the "right fit" with a therapist means taking emotional risks to get the support you deserve. For many years I have worked to help individuals regain or perhaps even discover for the first time, a sense of inner peace. My practice incorporates holistic, somatic & integrative approaches to treat a wide range of mental health challenges. I believe "theory" is invaluable, however, experience and research shows that successful therapy is closely connected to the relationship that develops between therapist and client.
Finally deciding to seek out therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and even increase uncomfortable feelings. Finding the "right fit" with a therapist means taking emotional risks to get the support you deserve. For many years I have worked to help individuals regain or perhaps even discover for the first time, a sense of inner peace. My practice incorporates holistic, somatic & integrative approaches to treat a wide range of mental health challenges. I believe "theory" is invaluable, however, experience and research shows that successful therapy is closely connected to the relationship that develops between therapist and client.
(201) 254-5030 View (201) 254-5030

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Maria LaPorta
Psychologist, PsyD, BCB, NCSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Dr. LaPorta is cognitive behavioral therapist, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress over life transitions. With warmth, empathy, and a collaborative approach, Dr. LaPorta helps clients develop coping skills, address unhealthy patterns of thinking, and identify opportunities for positive change. She is genuine, attentive, and supportive, and she values laughter in spite of life's difficulties. Her clinical experiences in schools, counseling centers, psychiatric facilities, and private practice allows her unique insight and expertise in mental health.
Dr. LaPorta is cognitive behavioral therapist, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress over life transitions. With warmth, empathy, and a collaborative approach, Dr. LaPorta helps clients develop coping skills, address unhealthy patterns of thinking, and identify opportunities for positive change. She is genuine, attentive, and supportive, and she values laughter in spite of life's difficulties. Her clinical experiences in schools, counseling centers, psychiatric facilities, and private practice allows her unique insight and expertise in mental health.
(551) 250-1017 x5 View (551) 250-1017 x5
Photo of Lona M Stranieri - Princeton Center for DBT & Counseling, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Princeton Center for DBT & Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Princeton Center for DBT and Counseling is a private group practice specializing in comprehensive DBT services for adults and adolescents, as well as other forms of psychotherapy including EMDR and trauma therapies, supportive counseling, family therapy, and parent consultation and support.Our mission is to provide the highest standard of mental health treatment while maintaining an approach that is flexible and customized to meet the unique needs of each individual in the process of achieving meaningful and lasting change. Lona Stranieri, LCSW is the Director and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician
Princeton Center for DBT and Counseling is a private group practice specializing in comprehensive DBT services for adults and adolescents, as well as other forms of psychotherapy including EMDR and trauma therapies, supportive counseling, family therapy, and parent consultation and support.Our mission is to provide the highest standard of mental health treatment while maintaining an approach that is flexible and customized to meet the unique needs of each individual in the process of achieving meaningful and lasting change. Lona Stranieri, LCSW is the Director and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician
(609) 435-1140 View (609) 435-1140
Photo of Christianna Capra - Spring Reins of Hope, LLC, ES
Spring Reins of Hope, LLC
ES
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08544
Sometimes it's difficult to speak the words? Sometimes it is hard to find answers. We believe our clients have their own best solutions from within and that Horses assist us in on that path. Spring Reins of Hope (SRoH) was founded in 2009 under the Eagala Model of equine-assisted services. The horses provide an experiential/ solution focused therapeutic model that can act as a fast-track intervention therapy alongside traditional therapies (collaborating with your therapist), or as a stand-alone alternative to talk therapy. We have licensed professionals and follow HIPAA guidelines while we 'get to the horse of the matter'.
Sometimes it's difficult to speak the words? Sometimes it is hard to find answers. We believe our clients have their own best solutions from within and that Horses assist us in on that path. Spring Reins of Hope (SRoH) was founded in 2009 under the Eagala Model of equine-assisted services. The horses provide an experiential/ solution focused therapeutic model that can act as a fast-track intervention therapy alongside traditional therapies (collaborating with your therapist), or as a stand-alone alternative to talk therapy. We have licensed professionals and follow HIPAA guidelines while we 'get to the horse of the matter'.
(732) 497-3247 View (732) 497-3247
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AnnaMarie Resnikoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
As a parent, are you at wits end because your child is constantly acting out? Is your child depressed or showing signs of anxiety in school or social settings? Your not alone, these are common behavior traits exhibited by children. As a Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist for 28 years, I treat families with Cognitive Behavior Skills. Clients learn problem solving and coping skills applying CBT techniques to real life problems in their lives. In an empathic, supportive manner, I support clients controlling their emotions rather than be controlled by them. I treat anxiety disorders agoraphobia, OCD and mood disorders.
As a parent, are you at wits end because your child is constantly acting out? Is your child depressed or showing signs of anxiety in school or social settings? Your not alone, these are common behavior traits exhibited by children. As a Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist for 28 years, I treat families with Cognitive Behavior Skills. Clients learn problem solving and coping skills applying CBT techniques to real life problems in their lives. In an empathic, supportive manner, I support clients controlling their emotions rather than be controlled by them. I treat anxiety disorders agoraphobia, OCD and mood disorders.
(609) 279-0100 View (609) 279-0100
Photo of Christie Carrera, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Christie Carrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
It's possible that you've reached a point in your life where therapy could be a valuable resource to help you navigate various challenges. These challenges might encompass a wide range of experiences, from typical life transitions to complex issues like relationship struggles, mood fluctuations, grief/loss, depression, or overwhelming anxiety. If you're looking for someone who will genuinely listen, work with you to develop coping strategies, assist with emotional regulation, and help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, then you've definitely found the right person.
It's possible that you've reached a point in your life where therapy could be a valuable resource to help you navigate various challenges. These challenges might encompass a wide range of experiences, from typical life transitions to complex issues like relationship struggles, mood fluctuations, grief/loss, depression, or overwhelming anxiety. If you're looking for someone who will genuinely listen, work with you to develop coping strategies, assist with emotional regulation, and help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, then you've definitely found the right person.
(862) 370-3350 View (862) 370-3350
Photo of Shari Weinglass, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shari Weinglass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating those with eating disorders. I began my career working with adult survivors of childhood abuse. I worked in an inpatient and partial hospitalization program before starting my private practice.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating those with eating disorders. I began my career working with adult survivors of childhood abuse. I worked in an inpatient and partial hospitalization program before starting my private practice.
(908) 625-8810 View (908) 625-8810
Photo of Janée Nacht, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Janée Nacht
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08542  (Online Only)
I imagine you're here because you're feeling fed up. You have the vision to see you need help but need the insight to spark change. I work with women to find greater balance & fulfillment in their personal & professional lives. I specialize in supporting clients navigating: motherhood; school/work; major life transitions; new personal identities. My clients are typically managing with stress, burnout, or a sense of feeling overwhelmed by expectations and pressure. If this resonates, I will meet with you, understand you as a individual, and guide you towards a plan that will specifically meet your needs.
I imagine you're here because you're feeling fed up. You have the vision to see you need help but need the insight to spark change. I work with women to find greater balance & fulfillment in their personal & professional lives. I specialize in supporting clients navigating: motherhood; school/work; major life transitions; new personal identities. My clients are typically managing with stress, burnout, or a sense of feeling overwhelmed by expectations and pressure. If this resonates, I will meet with you, understand you as a individual, and guide you towards a plan that will specifically meet your needs.
(848) 216-0733 View (848) 216-0733
Photo of Clifford N. Lazarus, PhD, Psychologist
Clifford N. Lazarus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
I am incredibly fortunate to be the son of Professor Arnold Lazarus. Not only did I literally learn at the feet of the man who pioneered cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), but from his amazing colleagues and friends as well. Indeed, I have been privileged to get to know and learn from Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Francine Shapiro, and Marsha Linehan, to name only a few. Hence, I have been able to synthesize the teachings of many of the greatest minds in psychology into an approach that is at once scientifically grounded, tailored to fit the needs of unique individuals, highly flexible, and comprehensive.
I am incredibly fortunate to be the son of Professor Arnold Lazarus. Not only did I literally learn at the feet of the man who pioneered cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), but from his amazing colleagues and friends as well. Indeed, I have been privileged to get to know and learn from Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Francine Shapiro, and Marsha Linehan, to name only a few. Hence, I have been able to synthesize the teachings of many of the greatest minds in psychology into an approach that is at once scientifically grounded, tailored to fit the needs of unique individuals, highly flexible, and comprehensive.
(609) 755-3075 x1 View (609) 755-3075 x1
Photo of Sara Takla - Child And Teen Therapist, LCSW, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sara Takla - Child And Teen Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Reaching out to a therapist is not easy. Regardless of the reason, calling a stranger to ask for help for you or your child can feel intimidating. I would like to take a moment to reassure you that this first step is often the hardest, but it does get easier. I'm here to support you on this journey. I offer a warm, empathic, and client-centered approach focused on making you feel heard, seen, and supported. I believe the client-therapist relationship is the most essential part of therapy and will work to build your trust. I focus on making sessions a safe space to share your feelings, learn new skills, and begin to make changes.
Reaching out to a therapist is not easy. Regardless of the reason, calling a stranger to ask for help for you or your child can feel intimidating. I would like to take a moment to reassure you that this first step is often the hardest, but it does get easier. I'm here to support you on this journey. I offer a warm, empathic, and client-centered approach focused on making you feel heard, seen, and supported. I believe the client-therapist relationship is the most essential part of therapy and will work to build your trust. I focus on making sessions a safe space to share your feelings, learn new skills, and begin to make changes.
(609) 245-5211 View (609) 245-5211
Photo of Ruth Homer, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ruth Homer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal clients are facing challenges in relationships, emotional regulation and behavioral addiction. I have 12 years experience in counseling and have been in private practice for 4 years. I offer a warm and supportive (virtual) environment where clients feel heard and understood. Together we explore interactions in relationships, old personal narratives and develop skillful practices and responses. We discover childhood connections, "parts" and faulty feedback loops, all while aimed at the goal of integration into a more accepting state of being. My approach is experiential, DBT supported and IFS/Attachment informed.
My ideal clients are facing challenges in relationships, emotional regulation and behavioral addiction. I have 12 years experience in counseling and have been in private practice for 4 years. I offer a warm and supportive (virtual) environment where clients feel heard and understood. Together we explore interactions in relationships, old personal narratives and develop skillful practices and responses. We discover childhood connections, "parts" and faulty feedback loops, all while aimed at the goal of integration into a more accepting state of being. My approach is experiential, DBT supported and IFS/Attachment informed.
(908) 460-7202 View (908) 460-7202
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Dave Errickson - Centered Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Not accepting new clients
I recognize the importance in taking steps toward change and how difficult that can be. Change that connects you to your wellness, overall health and most importantly your sense of self and purpose. My approach to treatment is client-centered and therapeutic alliance based. Research has shown that a major factor in why people change as a result of psychotherapy is the right “connection” and “alliance” with the therapist. Effective psychotherapy is the fine tuning of art, creativity and science.
I recognize the importance in taking steps toward change and how difficult that can be. Change that connects you to your wellness, overall health and most importantly your sense of self and purpose. My approach to treatment is client-centered and therapeutic alliance based. Research has shown that a major factor in why people change as a result of psychotherapy is the right “connection” and “alliance” with the therapist. Effective psychotherapy is the fine tuning of art, creativity and science.
(908) 892-2217 View (908) 892-2217

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Number of Therapists in Kingston, NJ

< 10

Therapists in Kingston, NJ who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
78% Parenting
67% Relationship Issues
67% Other
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
33% BlueCross and BlueShield
33% Ceridian

How Therapists in Kingston, NJ see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kingston?

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.