Therapists in Long Branch, NJ

Photo of Christian August Wreiole, Licensed Professional Counselor in Long Branch, NJ
Christian August Wreiole
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Do you struggle with stress and anxiety that affects your day to day life? Do you compare yourself to others and feel like you come up short? Do you want your life to feel easier, happier? These days, many people are experiencing anxiety about how they are supposed to balance their relationships, careers, and lives. It’s easy to neglect our mental health and that could lead to additional problems for our minds and bodies. I believe people are capable of extraordinary change, that there is hope, and that being a human does not have to be so hard.
Do you struggle with stress and anxiety that affects your day to day life? Do you compare yourself to others and feel like you come up short? Do you want your life to feel easier, happier? These days, many people are experiencing anxiety about how they are supposed to balance their relationships, careers, and lives. It’s easy to neglect our mental health and that could lead to additional problems for our minds and bodies. I believe people are capable of extraordinary change, that there is hope, and that being a human does not have to be so hard.
(732) 812-0632 View (732) 812-0632
Photo of Terri S Blair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Long Branch, NJ
Terri S Blair
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, Reiki
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
I offer psychotherapy, life coaching, mentoring, career planning, and mindfulness-based stress management. I specialize in trauma therapy, from early childhood to seniors. This may include somatic approaches that can help you "tune in" to your feelings and strengths in ways that are healing, and that you can use at home, at work, or resting.
I offer psychotherapy, life coaching, mentoring, career planning, and mindfulness-based stress management. I specialize in trauma therapy, from early childhood to seniors. This may include somatic approaches that can help you "tune in" to your feelings and strengths in ways that are healing, and that you can use at home, at work, or resting.
(732) 479-4156 x859 View (732) 479-4156 x859
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Heather Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Branch, NJ 07740  (Online Only)
Are you a high-achiever, feel an overwhelming urge to make everything perfect, and/or please everyone? These traits have benefits, to be sure, but they can be part of bigger issues. Perhaps you are struggling with disordered eating or body image distress. You feel overwhelmed by daily stressors, hoping that changing your body will make you feel better, more worthy, and more in control. Do you fear change because you feel like there is no other way, or maybe you've tried before and failed? If any of this sounds familiar then you are in the right place.
Are you a high-achiever, feel an overwhelming urge to make everything perfect, and/or please everyone? These traits have benefits, to be sure, but they can be part of bigger issues. Perhaps you are struggling with disordered eating or body image distress. You feel overwhelmed by daily stressors, hoping that changing your body will make you feel better, more worthy, and more in control. Do you fear change because you feel like there is no other way, or maybe you've tried before and failed? If any of this sounds familiar then you are in the right place.
(720) 807-6911 View (720) 807-6911
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James W Jones
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Multi-disciplinary, NJ and NY licensed psychologist, with specialty training in behavioral medicine (biofeedback and hypnosis), couples' therapy, and long-term individual psychotherapy. Particular interest in religious and spiritual issues in psychotherapy. 40 years of practice in a variety of settings: suburban communities, universities, inner cities, prisons, veterans, law enforcement officers. Current practice is part-time. Semi-retired. Also a Professor, researcher, and writer.
Multi-disciplinary, NJ and NY licensed psychologist, with specialty training in behavioral medicine (biofeedback and hypnosis), couples' therapy, and long-term individual psychotherapy. Particular interest in religious and spiritual issues in psychotherapy. 40 years of practice in a variety of settings: suburban communities, universities, inner cities, prisons, veterans, law enforcement officers. Current practice is part-time. Semi-retired. Also a Professor, researcher, and writer.
(732) 497-3139 View (732) 497-3139
Photo of Susana Pestana-Szwarc, Licensed Professional Counselor in Long Branch, NJ
Susana Pestana-Szwarc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Every person has the potential to create positive change in their life. Often many things get in way to achieve those goals, such trauma, depression, anxiety and fear. Far too often we struggle internally and not knowing where to turn. When life gets hard it is always wonderful to have someone there to help walk alongside with you through the hardships in life. My goal is to make this therapeutic experience as pleasing and positive for you. I am here to guide you through those hard patches along the way based on your needs.
Every person has the potential to create positive change in their life. Often many things get in way to achieve those goals, such trauma, depression, anxiety and fear. Far too often we struggle internally and not knowing where to turn. When life gets hard it is always wonderful to have someone there to help walk alongside with you through the hardships in life. My goal is to make this therapeutic experience as pleasing and positive for you. I am here to guide you through those hard patches along the way based on your needs.
(732) 507-9658 View (732) 507-9658
Photo of Kathleen G Bishop, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Kathleen G Bishop
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Life transitions can create extreme stress as well as profound opportunity. Relationships that we depend on; with our spouse, parents, children, colleagues inevitably change and may benefit from a fresh perspective. My expertise enables us to examine these relationships with compassion, facilitating insight that can lead to change. I received a doctorate in psychology and religion as well as formal training in individual, marriage and family therapy. I have 25+ years of experience offering relational psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
Life transitions can create extreme stress as well as profound opportunity. Relationships that we depend on; with our spouse, parents, children, colleagues inevitably change and may benefit from a fresh perspective. My expertise enables us to examine these relationships with compassion, facilitating insight that can lead to change. I received a doctorate in psychology and religion as well as formal training in individual, marriage and family therapy. I have 25+ years of experience offering relational psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
(201) 603-2841 View (201) 603-2841
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Lisa Melendy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. It is my goal to build a safe space through our trusted relationship, so that you are able to gain better awareness of areas that are keeping you stuck. I believe that together we can move towards creating a life that is not necessarily free from suffering but one that is empowering so that whatever challenge comes your way you have the effective tools and the skills to get through life’s hurdles and come out stronger.
It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. It is my goal to build a safe space through our trusted relationship, so that you are able to gain better awareness of areas that are keeping you stuck. I believe that together we can move towards creating a life that is not necessarily free from suffering but one that is empowering so that whatever challenge comes your way you have the effective tools and the skills to get through life’s hurdles and come out stronger.
(848) 214-9923 View (848) 214-9923
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Jessica Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740  (Online Only)
Jessica has a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy. Her journey in the world of counseling has taken her through various settings, from schools and residential programs to providing in-home services and outpatient care. This diverse background has enriched her ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Providing culturally sensitive services to the clients she serves is of paramount importance to her. She is a biracial woman (although she appears white) and intentionally creates a space in therapy for clients to process their racial experience and issues related to their racial identity.
Jessica has a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy. Her journey in the world of counseling has taken her through various settings, from schools and residential programs to providing in-home services and outpatient care. This diverse background has enriched her ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Providing culturally sensitive services to the clients she serves is of paramount importance to her. She is a biracial woman (although she appears white) and intentionally creates a space in therapy for clients to process their racial experience and issues related to their racial identity.
(732) 627-4782 View (732) 627-4782
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Ann M Alves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Ann, and I believe that every individual has the resiliency to heal and thrive. Together, we will harness those inner resources to bring positive changes into your life. With 10+ years of experience working with teens, young adults, adults & families, my primary focus is empowering you to overcome obstacles in your life and challenges related to anxiety, depression and trauma, while deepening your connection with self and others. Whether you're struggling with overwhelm, a life transition, feeling unsupported or finding it difficult to navigate & cope with emotions or mental health symptoms, I can help every step of the way.
Hi, I'm Ann, and I believe that every individual has the resiliency to heal and thrive. Together, we will harness those inner resources to bring positive changes into your life. With 10+ years of experience working with teens, young adults, adults & families, my primary focus is empowering you to overcome obstacles in your life and challenges related to anxiety, depression and trauma, while deepening your connection with self and others. Whether you're struggling with overwhelm, a life transition, feeling unsupported or finding it difficult to navigate & cope with emotions or mental health symptoms, I can help every step of the way.
(732) 561-5695 View (732) 561-5695
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Desiree Ramos | Point Of View Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Branch, NJ 07740  (Online Only)
Whether you are ready to jump right into therapy or not sure what to expect I’m here to go at your pace. If you’re new to therapy, returning, or going through a major life change opening up and sharing parts of your life with a therapist can be a bit overwhelming; maybe you wonder what the therapeutic relationship will be like and are a little anxious about if the therapist will be a good fit. That’s totally valid and I want that for you too. I know the most important aspect of therapy is that you feel comfortable and safe, I will always be considerate of your feelings and check in with you to make sure you’re getting what you need.
Whether you are ready to jump right into therapy or not sure what to expect I’m here to go at your pace. If you’re new to therapy, returning, or going through a major life change opening up and sharing parts of your life with a therapist can be a bit overwhelming; maybe you wonder what the therapeutic relationship will be like and are a little anxious about if the therapist will be a good fit. That’s totally valid and I want that for you too. I know the most important aspect of therapy is that you feel comfortable and safe, I will always be considerate of your feelings and check in with you to make sure you’re getting what you need.
(848) 272-7207 View (848) 272-7207
Photo of Thomas Blake, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Thomas Blake
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Thomas Blake (he/him/his) is a licensed marriage and family therapist working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Thomas is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and somatic based therapy which he integrates into his process as a psychotherapist practicing through a Humanistic-Existential lens. In addition to his work in private practice, Thomas received his clinical training from The LGBTQ Center in Orange County, California and currently provides professional consultation at The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention service supporting LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 24 years old.
Thomas Blake (he/him/his) is a licensed marriage and family therapist working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Thomas is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and somatic based therapy which he integrates into his process as a psychotherapist practicing through a Humanistic-Existential lens. In addition to his work in private practice, Thomas received his clinical training from The LGBTQ Center in Orange County, California and currently provides professional consultation at The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention service supporting LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 24 years old.
(323) 379-1269 View (323) 379-1269
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Brett Kathleen Mara
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Challenges are inevitable within any individual life experience. It is my hope to work with you to improve your ability to overcome these times. Empowerment and increasing self-understanding are ever-present goals in my practice. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, you deserve support along the way. I believe in working as a team to increase insight and develop practical strategies to improve your confidence and quality of life.
Challenges are inevitable within any individual life experience. It is my hope to work with you to improve your ability to overcome these times. Empowerment and increasing self-understanding are ever-present goals in my practice. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, you deserve support along the way. I believe in working as a team to increase insight and develop practical strategies to improve your confidence and quality of life.
(848) 204-0254 View (848) 204-0254
Photo of Lauren A. Salani, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Lauren A. Salani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCB
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Do you suffer from anxiety, mood, self-esteem, weight issues, medical symptoms affected by stress? Trying to cope while not understanding how to transform patterns that are keeping you stuck can be a very frustrating, painful, isolating experience. I am a holistic therapist that offers a warm, caring environment to explore and heal the core reasons for your distress. I will help you heal, and working with the wisdom of your body, teach you to up-regulate and down-regulate your system, manage your thoughts, emotions, and spirit, to move you towards feeling better and reaching your personal goals. These skills should last a lifetime.
Do you suffer from anxiety, mood, self-esteem, weight issues, medical symptoms affected by stress? Trying to cope while not understanding how to transform patterns that are keeping you stuck can be a very frustrating, painful, isolating experience. I am a holistic therapist that offers a warm, caring environment to explore and heal the core reasons for your distress. I will help you heal, and working with the wisdom of your body, teach you to up-regulate and down-regulate your system, manage your thoughts, emotions, and spirit, to move you towards feeling better and reaching your personal goals. These skills should last a lifetime.
(732) 603-1030 View (732) 603-1030
Photo of Eric Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Eric Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Branch, NJ 07740
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing treatment in private practice and community mental health settings. My practice incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) based techniques to assist you in managing a wide array of challenges including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, life transitions, career and academic issues, family/relationship problems, and more. My goal is to provide a warm, comfortable environment where you will receive the support, skills, and empowerment to find happiness and calm in your life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing treatment in private practice and community mental health settings. My practice incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) based techniques to assist you in managing a wide array of challenges including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, life transitions, career and academic issues, family/relationship problems, and more. My goal is to provide a warm, comfortable environment where you will receive the support, skills, and empowerment to find happiness and calm in your life.
(732) 422-5125 View (732) 422-5125
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Cheryl Nastasio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
The goal of our work together is to enhance your self-reliance,self-trust, and your ability to enjoy life. This is accomplished in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance, trust and respect. I have been in private practice for 17 years, use a psycho-dynamic/ cognitive behavioral approach. Utilize additional therapeutic tools (if appropriate to the client and desired by the client), such as hypnosis, EMDR and Thought Field Therapy (Energy Psychology). Offering individaul, couple, or family therapy.
The goal of our work together is to enhance your self-reliance,self-trust, and your ability to enjoy life. This is accomplished in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance, trust and respect. I have been in private practice for 17 years, use a psycho-dynamic/ cognitive behavioral approach. Utilize additional therapeutic tools (if appropriate to the client and desired by the client), such as hypnosis, EMDR and Thought Field Therapy (Energy Psychology). Offering individaul, couple, or family therapy.
(732) 523-0789 View (732) 523-0789
Photo of Jillellen Herzog, Licensed Professional Counselor in Long Branch, NJ
Jillellen Herzog
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing for over a decade. As a counselor, I specialize in addressing individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 who are dealing with life changes, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, and stress management. I utilize a trauma-informed framework rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy modalities.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing for over a decade. As a counselor, I specialize in addressing individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 who are dealing with life changes, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, and stress management. I utilize a trauma-informed framework rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy modalities.
(732) 844-8613 View (732) 844-8613
Photo of Mordechai Weiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Mordechai Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Branch, NJ 07740
As a psychotherapist with extensive training and experience working with the adolescent and adult population, I’ve helped many individuals suffering from OCD, Anxiety, and Sex Addiction. My clients have seen powerful results as they learn to transform negative patterns towards living calm, productive, and meaningful lives. Having received training from Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Dr. Reid Wilson, world renowned OCD and Anxiety experts respectively, I have gained particular expertise in the treatment of these disorders.
As a psychotherapist with extensive training and experience working with the adolescent and adult population, I’ve helped many individuals suffering from OCD, Anxiety, and Sex Addiction. My clients have seen powerful results as they learn to transform negative patterns towards living calm, productive, and meaningful lives. Having received training from Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Dr. Reid Wilson, world renowned OCD and Anxiety experts respectively, I have gained particular expertise in the treatment of these disorders.
(732) 360-5173 View (732) 360-5173
Photo of Mary A Herdman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Mary A Herdman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Are you ready for an opportunity to work on persistent and perhaps lifelong patterns of thinking and behaving that get in your way of creating the life you want. Are you ready to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and what skills you need in your life to get there. I invite you to join with me in your therapeutic journey to fulfill your goals.
Are you ready for an opportunity to work on persistent and perhaps lifelong patterns of thinking and behaving that get in your way of creating the life you want. Are you ready to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and what skills you need in your life to get there. I invite you to join with me in your therapeutic journey to fulfill your goals.
(732) 305-8578 View (732) 305-8578
Photo of Krystin Mutchler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Branch, NJ
Krystin Mutchler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever feel stuck, as if despite your efforts you feel as though you can't move forward in your life? Many things get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals. Struggles with depression, anxiety, self judgement, fear, trauma, and addiction all have a tendency to paralyze us. We often are left feeling hopeless and emotionally drained. Through therapy we allow ourselves to find solutions in areas that feel like a dead end. By exploring the barriers that stand in our way, we can build self awareness, skills and confidence to overcome any obstacle.
Do you ever feel stuck, as if despite your efforts you feel as though you can't move forward in your life? Many things get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals. Struggles with depression, anxiety, self judgement, fear, trauma, and addiction all have a tendency to paralyze us. We often are left feeling hopeless and emotionally drained. Through therapy we allow ourselves to find solutions in areas that feel like a dead end. By exploring the barriers that stand in our way, we can build self awareness, skills and confidence to overcome any obstacle.
(844) 657-6617 View (844) 657-6617
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Dr. Lori Nixon Bethea
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for your interest in seeking counseling services with me. At my practice, my intention is to provide you with the highest level of professional counseling in a comfortable, safe environment. As a Professional counselor, I have 16 years of experience working in an array of mental health settings. I am a nationally certified counselor and an approved clinical supervisor. I received my PhD in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program at Barry University. I am a former ballet dancer with 14 years of dance training. My passion for dance has led me to specialize in providing counseling to dancers.
Thank you for your interest in seeking counseling services with me. At my practice, my intention is to provide you with the highest level of professional counseling in a comfortable, safe environment. As a Professional counselor, I have 16 years of experience working in an array of mental health settings. I am a nationally certified counselor and an approved clinical supervisor. I received my PhD in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program at Barry University. I am a former ballet dancer with 14 years of dance training. My passion for dance has led me to specialize in providing counseling to dancers.
(732) 479-1133 View (732) 479-1133

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Number of Therapists in Long Branch, NJ

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Long Branch, NJ who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Family Conflict
62% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth
46% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Long Branch, NJ see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
31% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Long Branch?

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.