Therapists in Long Valley, NJ

Photo of Christine Donnelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Valley, NJ
Christine Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Valley, NJ 07853  (Online Only)
I believe that, as human beings, we are each a giant puzzle. I will work with you to understand all of your different pieces and how they fit together. When you begin to question why you are the way you are, those insights can lead to lasting changes in your life. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all of the demands and pressures of work-life balance, I will assist you in understanding your triggers and regulating your emotions. When your worries feel out of control, I will equip you with the tools to accept your thoughts and reframe them in a more manageable way. You will be able to find the joys in life again and feel empowered.
I believe that, as human beings, we are each a giant puzzle. I will work with you to understand all of your different pieces and how they fit together. When you begin to question why you are the way you are, those insights can lead to lasting changes in your life. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all of the demands and pressures of work-life balance, I will assist you in understanding your triggers and regulating your emotions. When your worries feel out of control, I will equip you with the tools to accept your thoughts and reframe them in a more manageable way. You will be able to find the joys in life again and feel empowered.
(908) 866-2924 View (908) 866-2924
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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Robyn Baron Durst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
I empathize with the strength and courage needed to reach out and ask for help; this initial step can be the most difficult in the treatment process. Keeping this in mind, I strive to ensure the initial session is a comfortable and empowering experience. My primary focus will be getting to know the individual, couple or family and identifying treatment goals. I will assist the client in working towards realistic goals within a therapeutic framework based on personal needs. I believe building a therapeutic rapport is a critical component of the process as it works towards creating a healing enviroment.
I empathize with the strength and courage needed to reach out and ask for help; this initial step can be the most difficult in the treatment process. Keeping this in mind, I strive to ensure the initial session is a comfortable and empowering experience. My primary focus will be getting to know the individual, couple or family and identifying treatment goals. I will assist the client in working towards realistic goals within a therapeutic framework based on personal needs. I believe building a therapeutic rapport is a critical component of the process as it works towards creating a healing enviroment.
(973) 435-6246 View (973) 435-6246
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Heart2Heart - Louise Abitbol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, R-LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
As Carl Jung said, "I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become. Know that choice is available. The question is; where am I choosing from? Is it the past that directs my life or have I crossed the bridge from the past to stand in the present moment where choice and freedom prevail. "You're not alone." Empathy is a powerful connection between us all. Empathy is connecting with emotions to another with a sense of knowing what that person is feeling. Can you connect with your own feelings and emotions to realize the experience of being alive? Two questions to ponder: Who have you been this year?
As Carl Jung said, "I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become. Know that choice is available. The question is; where am I choosing from? Is it the past that directs my life or have I crossed the bridge from the past to stand in the present moment where choice and freedom prevail. "You're not alone." Empathy is a powerful connection between us all. Empathy is connecting with emotions to another with a sense of knowing what that person is feeling. Can you connect with your own feelings and emotions to realize the experience of being alive? Two questions to ponder: Who have you been this year?
(917) 746-9987 View (917) 746-9987
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Amanda Frudakis-Ruckel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Are you trying to find happiness and fulfillment yet fear you never will? Do you sometimes wonder, "What am I even doing with my life?" or "Who am I anymore?" Maybe you find yourself going through the motions and fear you might wake up one day full of regret? If this sounds like you, I’m glad you are here. Your story doesn’t quite fit you anymore. I’ll help you figure out who you are, what is really important to you, and how to live in a meaningful way. Imagine living a life you see yourself in, where every decision and action you take feels true to who you are. I'm the guide to get you there.
Are you trying to find happiness and fulfillment yet fear you never will? Do you sometimes wonder, "What am I even doing with my life?" or "Who am I anymore?" Maybe you find yourself going through the motions and fear you might wake up one day full of regret? If this sounds like you, I’m glad you are here. Your story doesn’t quite fit you anymore. I’ll help you figure out who you are, what is really important to you, and how to live in a meaningful way. Imagine living a life you see yourself in, where every decision and action you take feels true to who you are. I'm the guide to get you there.
(908) 970-8372 View (908) 970-8372
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Kristin Kuehner Ravo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Emotional struggle comes in many forms…sadness, anxiety, fear, relationship problems, school problems, grief. Sometimes it’s just so tiring going at it alone, and I believe that one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. Therapy is a creative process that can help bring resolve to many emotional issues. Together we can work to gain insight and develop personalized coping and change strategies.
Emotional struggle comes in many forms…sadness, anxiety, fear, relationship problems, school problems, grief. Sometimes it’s just so tiring going at it alone, and I believe that one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. Therapy is a creative process that can help bring resolve to many emotional issues. Together we can work to gain insight and develop personalized coping and change strategies.
(908) 365-0072 View (908) 365-0072
Photo of Clorinda Bulfamante, Psychologist in Long Valley, NJ
Clorinda Bulfamante
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
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Nancy W Bodnar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned my Master’s degree at the Hunter College School of Social Work in Manhattan (Clinical tract, specializing in children and family therapy). My professional experience over the years has been in both private practice and outpatient hospital settings. I specialize in working to empower my clients, both children and adults and their families who may be experiencing relational or other obstacles, which may include, but not limited to trauma, divorce or separation, loss, mood disorders, anxiety, panic, self esteem issues, cultural diversity, and sexual orientation.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned my Master’s degree at the Hunter College School of Social Work in Manhattan (Clinical tract, specializing in children and family therapy). My professional experience over the years has been in both private practice and outpatient hospital settings. I specialize in working to empower my clients, both children and adults and their families who may be experiencing relational or other obstacles, which may include, but not limited to trauma, divorce or separation, loss, mood disorders, anxiety, panic, self esteem issues, cultural diversity, and sexual orientation.
(908) 867-9397 View (908) 867-9397
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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William Babula
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Depression and anxiety can be overwhelming. Both can stem from work stress, relationship difficulties, trauma, or a biological predisposition. Children and adolescents are no exception given academic demands and social pressures. The overall goal is straightforward: gaining control of your emotions and not let them control you.
Depression and anxiety can be overwhelming. Both can stem from work stress, relationship difficulties, trauma, or a biological predisposition. Children and adolescents are no exception given academic demands and social pressures. The overall goal is straightforward: gaining control of your emotions and not let them control you.
(908) 332-5460 View (908) 332-5460
Photo of Alessandre Singher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Long Valley, NJ
Alessandre Singher
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a specialization in dual diagnosis. With a profound understanding of the intricate interplay between mental health and substance abuse, I bring a unique blend of expertise and empathy to my sessions.
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a specialization in dual diagnosis. With a profound understanding of the intricate interplay between mental health and substance abuse, I bring a unique blend of expertise and empathy to my sessions.
(732) 641-4409 View (732) 641-4409
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4C Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853  (Online Only)
Emotional health is just as important as your physical health. Your emotional health matters and these steps take courage. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health and addiction counseling field. I have worked with all types of populations from children to adolescents, to adults in various settings. My approach to counseling combines behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused, and psychoanalytic therapies. My work also includes inner child healing, working towards self-compassion, self-love and self-acceptance.
Emotional health is just as important as your physical health. Your emotional health matters and these steps take courage. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health and addiction counseling field. I have worked with all types of populations from children to adolescents, to adults in various settings. My approach to counseling combines behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused, and psychoanalytic therapies. My work also includes inner child healing, working towards self-compassion, self-love and self-acceptance.
(908) 498-7807 View (908) 498-7807
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Joy & Success LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Difficult emotions or experiences can interfere with our ability to enjoy life and be the best you can be. You might feel stuck in patterns of thoughts or behaviors that are making it difficult for you to fully enjoy life. It can be hard to figure out what to do. At Joy and Success, we have four highly trained and qualified therapists who utilize techniques consistent with Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT, EMDR, neuropsychology, and Positive Psychotherapy when treating various difficulties. They can assist you in discovering and developing the tools and skills you need to reduce anxiety, depression, and other difficulties.
Difficult emotions or experiences can interfere with our ability to enjoy life and be the best you can be. You might feel stuck in patterns of thoughts or behaviors that are making it difficult for you to fully enjoy life. It can be hard to figure out what to do. At Joy and Success, we have four highly trained and qualified therapists who utilize techniques consistent with Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT, EMDR, neuropsychology, and Positive Psychotherapy when treating various difficulties. They can assist you in discovering and developing the tools and skills you need to reduce anxiety, depression, and other difficulties.
(973) 310-6489 View (973) 310-6489
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Long Valley, NJ 07853
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Photo of Greg Potter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Valley, NJ
Greg Potter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Are you struggling with mood swings, depression, anxiety, and/or substance abuse? I look forward to assisting you with making positive changes! I have been working in the field of mental health since 2005. Within that time I have supported youth and adults in settings ranging from outpatient/private therapy, intensive outpatient (IOP), inpatient detox/rehabilitation, assisted living, and residential.
Are you struggling with mood swings, depression, anxiety, and/or substance abuse? I look forward to assisting you with making positive changes! I have been working in the field of mental health since 2005. Within that time I have supported youth and adults in settings ranging from outpatient/private therapy, intensive outpatient (IOP), inpatient detox/rehabilitation, assisted living, and residential.
(908) 332-5375 View (908) 332-5375

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Long Valley, NJ

50+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Long Valley, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Grief
77% Stress
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Long Valley, NJ see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Long Valley?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.