Therapists in Mahwah, NJ

Photo of Kelly Nilsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mahwah, NJ
Kelly Nilsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
When people think of therapy they tend to imagine a scary place where they have to tap into themselves to open up to strangers. I became a therapist because I wanted to be that safe place for someone to feel comfortable opening up. Everyone has a story. Each person has the right to feel heard, not judged, safe, and understood. My goal is to help them reach that satisfaction in a safe non-judgmental zone.
When people think of therapy they tend to imagine a scary place where they have to tap into themselves to open up to strangers. I became a therapist because I wanted to be that safe place for someone to feel comfortable opening up. Everyone has a story. Each person has the right to feel heard, not judged, safe, and understood. My goal is to help them reach that satisfaction in a safe non-judgmental zone.
(201) 987-9802 View (201) 987-9802
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Mahdeiran Ghahary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
I am a highly trained and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor. I offer confidential psychotherapy for couples, families, and individuals of all ages. Together we work through the underlying reasons for your conflicts, problems, and ineffective patterns that prevent you from reaching your potential. I work with people on a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties, parenting, family problems, grief, and loss. I work with clients to help them acknowledge their own strengths and take steps to manage emotions so they can be hopeful and take control of their lives.
I am a highly trained and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor. I offer confidential psychotherapy for couples, families, and individuals of all ages. Together we work through the underlying reasons for your conflicts, problems, and ineffective patterns that prevent you from reaching your potential. I work with people on a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties, parenting, family problems, grief, and loss. I work with clients to help them acknowledge their own strengths and take steps to manage emotions so they can be hopeful and take control of their lives.
(201) 809-3518 View (201) 809-3518
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Dr. Hayley Spector
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
I have 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and counseling, assisting individuals through a myriad of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. As a practicing School Psychologist I have experience assisting teens and families with diagnoses of anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and learning disabilities. I also work clients struggling with peer issues and gender and sexual identity. I practice through an eclectic lens, believing that therapy should be tailored to each individual. I work collaboratively with my clients to find and develop a treatment plan that will help clients achieve their goals.
I have 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and counseling, assisting individuals through a myriad of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. As a practicing School Psychologist I have experience assisting teens and families with diagnoses of anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and learning disabilities. I also work clients struggling with peer issues and gender and sexual identity. I practice through an eclectic lens, believing that therapy should be tailored to each individual. I work collaboratively with my clients to find and develop a treatment plan that will help clients achieve their goals.
(201) 949-8241 View (201) 949-8241
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Linda C Rosen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist with over 30+ years of experience, I believe the purpose of therapy is to work together to face issues until they are resolved. It is important to feel some relief. As a good listener I have strong empathetic skills. I provide a warm, accepting and non-judgmental setting where a positive alliance can be formed. Therapy is a place to feel understood, to unload, share, but is also result oriented. Therefore, my approach is interactive. I work with children,adolescents, adults, families and couples.
As a clinical psychologist with over 30+ years of experience, I believe the purpose of therapy is to work together to face issues until they are resolved. It is important to feel some relief. As a good listener I have strong empathetic skills. I provide a warm, accepting and non-judgmental setting where a positive alliance can be formed. Therapy is a place to feel understood, to unload, share, but is also result oriented. Therefore, my approach is interactive. I work with children,adolescents, adults, families and couples.
(845) 262-4969 View (845) 262-4969
Photo of Lorise W. Mayer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mahwah, NJ
Lorise W. Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyA
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
It has been a very challenging couple of years and many things in our personal lives have changed. Getting back to normal life may seem difficult. Whether it's changes in work life, relationships, finances or health, you may experience an increase in uncomfortable feelings. These often intensify when we are faced with unexpected challenges. This can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms and diminished self esteem. I specialize in working with anxiety and depression in individual adults and couples. I have successfully treated many over the past 25 years with my expertise and ability to connect and maintain empathic attunement.
It has been a very challenging couple of years and many things in our personal lives have changed. Getting back to normal life may seem difficult. Whether it's changes in work life, relationships, finances or health, you may experience an increase in uncomfortable feelings. These often intensify when we are faced with unexpected challenges. This can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms and diminished self esteem. I specialize in working with anxiety and depression in individual adults and couples. I have successfully treated many over the past 25 years with my expertise and ability to connect and maintain empathic attunement.
(201) 340-0796 View (201) 340-0796
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Makeda Woods-Deans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Healing begins with taking time to understand your specific challenges & needs. I integrate multiple models specifically catered to your needs and values. This includes but is not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialect behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, & life coaching. I have two masters; Human Service and Counseling with the focus of marriage and family and Social Work. I’ve worked with youth in residential placement, run away youth, teens with behavioral challenges. I've provided psychotherapy to those dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, mood disorders and personality disorders.
Healing begins with taking time to understand your specific challenges & needs. I integrate multiple models specifically catered to your needs and values. This includes but is not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialect behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, & life coaching. I have two masters; Human Service and Counseling with the focus of marriage and family and Social Work. I’ve worked with youth in residential placement, run away youth, teens with behavioral challenges. I've provided psychotherapy to those dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, mood disorders and personality disorders.
(551) 291-2415 View (551) 291-2415
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Erica Trestyn, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
My life and career has taken many paths. I am a former NYC art teacher and Certified Holistic Health Coach. I Currently practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly a decade of experience. Prior to my role as a therapist, I owned my own health and wellness company and created original programs that included education on nutrition and mindfulness, as well as avenues for reducing stress and anxiety.
My life and career has taken many paths. I am a former NYC art teacher and Certified Holistic Health Coach. I Currently practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly a decade of experience. Prior to my role as a therapist, I owned my own health and wellness company and created original programs that included education on nutrition and mindfulness, as well as avenues for reducing stress and anxiety.
(201) 992-1210 View (201) 992-1210
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Kaitlin Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Guiding others has always been a passion of mine from an early age. As I got older, the passion became stronger and pushed me into many different volunteer positions. My desire to help facilitate change crossed paths with my love for volleyball and led me to Costa Rica on mission trips. It was there, in Costa Rica, I knew I was being called to work with people on a more intimate level as my life’s work. Now, I am a Licensed Social Worker. I earned my Masters Degree at New York University. I have worked closely with children, adolescents and adults as dealing with everyday stressors and anxieties to mental health diagnoses.
Guiding others has always been a passion of mine from an early age. As I got older, the passion became stronger and pushed me into many different volunteer positions. My desire to help facilitate change crossed paths with my love for volleyball and led me to Costa Rica on mission trips. It was there, in Costa Rica, I knew I was being called to work with people on a more intimate level as my life’s work. Now, I am a Licensed Social Worker. I earned my Masters Degree at New York University. I have worked closely with children, adolescents and adults as dealing with everyday stressors and anxieties to mental health diagnoses.
(201) 485-5207 View (201) 485-5207
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Alaina Magrini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be full of unknowns and what-ifs. Some days you feel great while others you can barely function. Often there is no rhyme or reason to how you feel leading to confusion and frustration. Maybe you're moving through days questioning yourself and your choices leaving you exhausted. Major life transitions can spike emotions that are hard to make sense of but you do not have to figure any of it out alone. You should never settle for not being your best self! It’s time you find peace while gaining perspective.
Life can be full of unknowns and what-ifs. Some days you feel great while others you can barely function. Often there is no rhyme or reason to how you feel leading to confusion and frustration. Maybe you're moving through days questioning yourself and your choices leaving you exhausted. Major life transitions can spike emotions that are hard to make sense of but you do not have to figure any of it out alone. You should never settle for not being your best self! It’s time you find peace while gaining perspective.
(201) 581-8192 View (201) 581-8192
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Couples/Marriages Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(347) 697-4476 View (347) 697-4476
Photo of Chanelle Richards, Psychologist in Mahwah, NJ
Chanelle Richards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
My ideal client would want to identify and implement the necessary steps to address his/her immediate goals, but also invested in developing insight and skill development for the long-term, self-awareness, and overall growth as an individual. This client would be present, genuine and open to discuss his/her concerns in a nonjudgmental, empathetic environment.
My ideal client would want to identify and implement the necessary steps to address his/her immediate goals, but also invested in developing insight and skill development for the long-term, self-awareness, and overall growth as an individual. This client would be present, genuine and open to discuss his/her concerns in a nonjudgmental, empathetic environment.
(914) 639-5928 x101 View (914) 639-5928 x101
Photo of Richard Ross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mahwah, NJ
Richard Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCC
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
I specialize in communications, marriage counseling, families,individuals. Women and men alike find I can get to the issues and break the stalemate; even if you may have failed repeatedly. It is so emancipating to look at your issues, get feedback, and navigate once and for all. Sometimes, it is simply learning a new dance. It is my style to use humor, compassion, psycho-education and along with years of experience. I work from a combination of accepted psychotherapeutic approaches, and remain flexible, as no one size fits all. We will get to the heart of the matter; Work and resolve!
I specialize in communications, marriage counseling, families,individuals. Women and men alike find I can get to the issues and break the stalemate; even if you may have failed repeatedly. It is so emancipating to look at your issues, get feedback, and navigate once and for all. Sometimes, it is simply learning a new dance. It is my style to use humor, compassion, psycho-education and along with years of experience. I work from a combination of accepted psychotherapeutic approaches, and remain flexible, as no one size fits all. We will get to the heart of the matter; Work and resolve!
(201) 828-9456 View (201) 828-9456
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Beautiful Journey Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSW, LAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Beautiful Journey Counseling is a private therapy practice that uses different therapy techniques to help children, adolescents and adults find solutions to challenges that they are facing and bring about positive changes in their lives. We collaborate with school professionals and medical professionals to help individuals and families change and grow in healthy and positive directions.
Beautiful Journey Counseling is a private therapy practice that uses different therapy techniques to help children, adolescents and adults find solutions to challenges that they are facing and bring about positive changes in their lives. We collaborate with school professionals and medical professionals to help individuals and families change and grow in healthy and positive directions.
(551) 310-3956 View (551) 310-3956
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Janine Kaelin, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Not accepting new clients
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination." Life can become challenging and cause us to lose focus on where we're going and what we need. I can help you get your life back on track and focused on what's most important to you. I have been working in the counseling field for almost 30 years and have worked with individuals with a variety life's issues.
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination." Life can become challenging and cause us to lose focus on where we're going and what we need. I can help you get your life back on track and focused on what's most important to you. I have been working in the counseling field for almost 30 years and have worked with individuals with a variety life's issues.
(862) 325-5541 View (862) 325-5541
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Danielle Heller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
I am an experienced and devoted therapist who believes that self-understanding is the catalyst for change. When you choose to explore life challenges in the context of a safe and therapeutic relationship then healing and new ways of being in the world become possible for you. I help clients to deeply examine both past and present life experiences in order to heighten their awareness and increase self-acceptance. I will help you to recognize that through this process, you will gain more control over the choices you make and discover how to attain your goals.
I am an experienced and devoted therapist who believes that self-understanding is the catalyst for change. When you choose to explore life challenges in the context of a safe and therapeutic relationship then healing and new ways of being in the world become possible for you. I help clients to deeply examine both past and present life experiences in order to heighten their awareness and increase self-acceptance. I will help you to recognize that through this process, you will gain more control over the choices you make and discover how to attain your goals.
(845) 538-4771 View (845) 538-4771
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Keri Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCCH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Many teens today lack the coping skills that are necessary to address life’s ups and downs. They often feel disconnected emotionally, and are unable to handle stress, peer and relationship issues, or the school, college, or work environment. When a teen is struggling with academics, they receive tutoring or support to develop the skills they need to succeed. Emotional health is no different. Teens need tools to help them regulate their emotions, develop connections with others, and create a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. You can find both my books on Amazon, Mental Health Uncensored: 10 Foundations Every Parent Needs To Know
Many teens today lack the coping skills that are necessary to address life’s ups and downs. They often feel disconnected emotionally, and are unable to handle stress, peer and relationship issues, or the school, college, or work environment. When a teen is struggling with academics, they receive tutoring or support to develop the skills they need to succeed. Emotional health is no different. Teens need tools to help them regulate their emotions, develop connections with others, and create a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. You can find both my books on Amazon, Mental Health Uncensored: 10 Foundations Every Parent Needs To Know
(201) 884-2874 View (201) 884-2874
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Marianna Avarali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Beginning therapy takes an acknowledgement that we want something to change. It takes courage and commitment but can be rewarding and life changing. I commit 100% to your therapy and will use different techniques to help you find what you are looking for. I believe that everyone can feel better about themselves and their relationships. Everyone, no matter how old, can make changes that bring them happiness and fulfillment. The hardest part is the first call or email because it is a commitment to change. No one ever regrets making that commitment to their mental health. The only person you can change is yourself.
Beginning therapy takes an acknowledgement that we want something to change. It takes courage and commitment but can be rewarding and life changing. I commit 100% to your therapy and will use different techniques to help you find what you are looking for. I believe that everyone can feel better about themselves and their relationships. Everyone, no matter how old, can make changes that bring them happiness and fulfillment. The hardest part is the first call or email because it is a commitment to change. No one ever regrets making that commitment to their mental health. The only person you can change is yourself.
(845) 652-5143 View (845) 652-5143
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Jayne C Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 years of post-graduate training in the treatment of childhood, adolescent, and adult anxiety, depression, drug/ alcohol addiction, PTSD, and ADD/ADHD. I work with the family as a unit or individually if appropriate. I am trained in play therapy and have worked extensively with school and home behaviors. My style is warm, respectful, and interactive utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in addition to being trained in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments and implementing school and home Behavior Intervention Plans.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 years of post-graduate training in the treatment of childhood, adolescent, and adult anxiety, depression, drug/ alcohol addiction, PTSD, and ADD/ADHD. I work with the family as a unit or individually if appropriate. I am trained in play therapy and have worked extensively with school and home behaviors. My style is warm, respectful, and interactive utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in addition to being trained in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments and implementing school and home Behavior Intervention Plans.
(201) 654-7331 View (201) 654-7331
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Susan Sterngold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you fight with your partner?do you or any family member use alcohol or drugs to excess? ? Do you have painful secrets? Do you feel anxious? numb? powerless? angry? Sad? Ashamed? unworthy? You deserve to be treated kindly and with respect. Would you like to talk with someone who listens with care and helps you find solutions? I am a warm, experienced therapist who is perceptive and has a good sense of humor. I tailor my approach to the needs of the client. I think outside the box and help my clients do so as well.
Do you fight with your partner?do you or any family member use alcohol or drugs to excess? ? Do you have painful secrets? Do you feel anxious? numb? powerless? angry? Sad? Ashamed? unworthy? You deserve to be treated kindly and with respect. Would you like to talk with someone who listens with care and helps you find solutions? I am a warm, experienced therapist who is perceptive and has a good sense of humor. I tailor my approach to the needs of the client. I think outside the box and help my clients do so as well.
(845) 535-5138 View (845) 535-5138
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Erika Oak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Not accepting new clients
Please know that Dr. Oak is not currently accepting new clients. I am a New Jersey licensed psychologist. I offer compassionate therapy geared towards children, adolescents, and adults. Specific areas of service include (but are not limited to) depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and developmental delays. I typically offer a cognitive behavioral based approach.
Please know that Dr. Oak is not currently accepting new clients. I am a New Jersey licensed psychologist. I offer compassionate therapy geared towards children, adolescents, and adults. Specific areas of service include (but are not limited to) depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and developmental delays. I typically offer a cognitive behavioral based approach.
(201) 210-5163 View (201) 210-5163

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Number of Therapists in Mahwah, NJ

70+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Mahwah, NJ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
70% Stress
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Mahwah, NJ see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mahwah?

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.