Therapists in Manasquan, NJ

Photo of Heather McCooey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manasquan, NJ
Heather McCooey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736  (Online Only)
Heather McCooey has experience working with adults with a variety of acute and chronic behavioral health issues such as- anxiety, depression and mood disorders as well as drug and alcohol use disorders and the impacts of these illnesses on families and loved ones. Ms. McCooey provides individual, family and group counseling to adults using cognitive behavioral, motivational and person centered therapies. She offers a thoughtful, down to earth and humorous demeanor and perspective in working with her clients and feels grateful to be a part of their journey towards self knowledge, improvement and change.
Heather McCooey has experience working with adults with a variety of acute and chronic behavioral health issues such as- anxiety, depression and mood disorders as well as drug and alcohol use disorders and the impacts of these illnesses on families and loved ones. Ms. McCooey provides individual, family and group counseling to adults using cognitive behavioral, motivational and person centered therapies. She offers a thoughtful, down to earth and humorous demeanor and perspective in working with her clients and feels grateful to be a part of their journey towards self knowledge, improvement and change.
(732) 896-2343 View (732) 896-2343
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Vicki Curran
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
My goal is to help you uncover the patterns that are interfering with the success of your relationships. Our work will focus on reaching your true potential and creating relationships that are worth celebrating. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand how past patterns are affecting decisions and actions you are making now. By applying theoretical approaches and techniques, long-standing behavior patterns can be identified and understood in order to create new patterns in your relationships with others.
My goal is to help you uncover the patterns that are interfering with the success of your relationships. Our work will focus on reaching your true potential and creating relationships that are worth celebrating. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand how past patterns are affecting decisions and actions you are making now. By applying theoretical approaches and techniques, long-standing behavior patterns can be identified and understood in order to create new patterns in your relationships with others.
(732) 782-9089 View (732) 782-9089
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Christine Ferguson-Mizell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Do you have a nagging voice inside that is wondering when you will make YOU a priority? Engaging in therapy can bring clarity, growth, understanding, and change. Starting the process though is nerve wracking & overwhelming. I work with clients to create a nurturing, non-judgmental environment where you can express your "unedited" self, learn new skills, and build better relationships(with yourself too!). While this learning can occur independently with the use of self-help tools, working collaboratively with a therapist can make the journey toward change faster, less isolating, and even sometimes a bit fun.
Do you have a nagging voice inside that is wondering when you will make YOU a priority? Engaging in therapy can bring clarity, growth, understanding, and change. Starting the process though is nerve wracking & overwhelming. I work with clients to create a nurturing, non-judgmental environment where you can express your "unedited" self, learn new skills, and build better relationships(with yourself too!). While this learning can occur independently with the use of self-help tools, working collaboratively with a therapist can make the journey toward change faster, less isolating, and even sometimes a bit fun.
(732) 455-9178 View (732) 455-9178
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John S. LoGrasso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPRP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Manasquan, NJ 08736
I am a Certified Queer and Trans Affirming Provider (QTAP) who believes the best indicator for successful outcomes in the counseling process is a trusting therapeutic relationship. I employ evidence-based practices in a warm and empathic environment to bring about meaningful change and personal growth. With almost 20 years experience in counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation, I have supported teens and young adults in realizing their personal goals and living their best life.
I am a Certified Queer and Trans Affirming Provider (QTAP) who believes the best indicator for successful outcomes in the counseling process is a trusting therapeutic relationship. I employ evidence-based practices in a warm and empathic environment to bring about meaningful change and personal growth. With almost 20 years experience in counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation, I have supported teens and young adults in realizing their personal goals and living their best life.
(848) 222-3738 View (848) 222-3738
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Johnnie A Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MT, LCSW, CCS
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Music Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I believe everyone can achieve wellness, whether you struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, social skills deficits, being bullied or struggling to find your right path. I engage clients in a variety of evidenced based practices to assist them in meeting their identified goals. Based on your strengths and gifts, together we will partner to find solutions to barriers holding you back from being your best self.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Music Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I believe everyone can achieve wellness, whether you struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, social skills deficits, being bullied or struggling to find your right path. I engage clients in a variety of evidenced based practices to assist them in meeting their identified goals. Based on your strengths and gifts, together we will partner to find solutions to barriers holding you back from being your best self.
(908) 356-5559 View (908) 356-5559
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Rachel M Perlman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736  (Online Only)
Empathetic and sympathetic by nature, I believe in helping all individuals I work with find the best versions of themselves while healing generational trauma and the inner child within. I meet you at the age, stage, and developmental level that you are utilizing eclectic approaches enriched with a holistic healing style. I specialize in working with those who are neurodivergent( ADHD and ASD), LGBTIA+ individuals, women with Postpartum symptoms, Anxiety, Depression, and all those who have any trauma background. Let me help you in your journey to become the person you have always wanted to be.
Empathetic and sympathetic by nature, I believe in helping all individuals I work with find the best versions of themselves while healing generational trauma and the inner child within. I meet you at the age, stage, and developmental level that you are utilizing eclectic approaches enriched with a holistic healing style. I specialize in working with those who are neurodivergent( ADHD and ASD), LGBTIA+ individuals, women with Postpartum symptoms, Anxiety, Depression, and all those who have any trauma background. Let me help you in your journey to become the person you have always wanted to be.
(732) 313-3895 View (732) 313-3895
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Innovative Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Are you disappointed with your adult child's choices in life? Are you feeling a deep sadness that expectations for his/ her future may not come to pass? Do you avoid confiding in family and friends due to embarrassment and fear of being judged as a "bad" parent? Are you an adult who has always felt less favored, less accepted, and unheard by your parents? Do you continue to seek your parents' approval, but fall short? Do you think it's best to cut ties rather than endure the hurt of disapproval? Are you in conflict with your sibling, partner, or boss? Relationships are complicated! Imagine the pain resolved and finding peace....
Are you disappointed with your adult child's choices in life? Are you feeling a deep sadness that expectations for his/ her future may not come to pass? Do you avoid confiding in family and friends due to embarrassment and fear of being judged as a "bad" parent? Are you an adult who has always felt less favored, less accepted, and unheard by your parents? Do you continue to seek your parents' approval, but fall short? Do you think it's best to cut ties rather than endure the hurt of disapproval? Are you in conflict with your sibling, partner, or boss? Relationships are complicated! Imagine the pain resolved and finding peace....
(732) 782-9021 View (732) 782-9021
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Camp Excel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Building friendships that last! At Camp Excel, we focus on developing social skills and the social awareness necessary for better relationships with other children and adults. Camp Excel offers social skills group programs for children ages 5-17 with mild special needs that have social skill challenges. Many of our children have a diagnosis of ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Social Communication Disorder, Tourette’s, Auditory Processing Disorder, Learning Disorders, and more. We focus on developing social skills and the social awareness necessary for better relationships.
Building friendships that last! At Camp Excel, we focus on developing social skills and the social awareness necessary for better relationships with other children and adults. Camp Excel offers social skills group programs for children ages 5-17 with mild special needs that have social skill challenges. Many of our children have a diagnosis of ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Social Communication Disorder, Tourette’s, Auditory Processing Disorder, Learning Disorders, and more. We focus on developing social skills and the social awareness necessary for better relationships.
(732) 392-7629 View (732) 392-7629
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Michael V Finnigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
I am an eclectic therapist well suited to treating adult and adolescents impacted by substance abuse and mood disorders. I have extensive experience engaging, individuals with co-occurring disorders. All substance abuse, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and personality complications are accommodated. Adults and teens having functional challenges in multiple contexts will find comfort in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Reality Therapy constructs; tailored to their specific circumstances and implemented collaboratively to assist resolution to legal, familial, employment complications that are impacting their lives. Family involvement and consultative relationships will be utilized to optimize ideal outcomes.
I am an eclectic therapist well suited to treating adult and adolescents impacted by substance abuse and mood disorders. I have extensive experience engaging, individuals with co-occurring disorders. All substance abuse, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and personality complications are accommodated. Adults and teens having functional challenges in multiple contexts will find comfort in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Reality Therapy constructs; tailored to their specific circumstances and implemented collaboratively to assist resolution to legal, familial, employment complications that are impacting their lives. Family involvement and consultative relationships will be utilized to optimize ideal outcomes.
(732) 422-5519 View (732) 422-5519
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Rebecca Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with 15 years of experience working in counseling. I work with adults and children to help them address current issues they are experiencing and to work towards their personal goals.
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with 15 years of experience working in counseling. I work with adults and children to help them address current issues they are experiencing and to work towards their personal goals.
(732) 391-4861 View (732) 391-4861
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Susan Nolan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
" Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it." As women, we tend to think we can handle all difficulties on our own. Sometimes it's important to take a step back and ask for help. My practice focuses on women and the struggles they face in their demanding lives. I strive to support you on your journey to health and renewed happiness. Let me help you work through some of life's difficult challenges, such as depression (both generalized and postpartum), adjustment to change, relationship issues, anxiety, struggles with weight, or life coaching.
" Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it." As women, we tend to think we can handle all difficulties on our own. Sometimes it's important to take a step back and ask for help. My practice focuses on women and the struggles they face in their demanding lives. I strive to support you on your journey to health and renewed happiness. Let me help you work through some of life's difficult challenges, such as depression (both generalized and postpartum), adjustment to change, relationship issues, anxiety, struggles with weight, or life coaching.
(732) 709-4609 View (732) 709-4609
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Rachel Gentry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The combination of a trusting client-to-therapist relationship paired with an empathetic and interactive approach can create a platform for growth. With a foundation rooted in evidence-based practices, I strive to create a therapeutic environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to motivate change. Whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to help you navigate and cope with unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.
I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The combination of a trusting client-to-therapist relationship paired with an empathetic and interactive approach can create a platform for growth. With a foundation rooted in evidence-based practices, I strive to create a therapeutic environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to motivate change. Whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to help you navigate and cope with unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.
(732) 402-0315 View (732) 402-0315
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Justina Mazzella
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
I aid clients in navigating through their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to allow clarity and room for positive change so they can ultimately live a fulfilled life.
I aid clients in navigating through their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to allow clarity and room for positive change so they can ultimately live a fulfilled life.
(732) 978-9541 View (732) 978-9541
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Michael Balestrieri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Over the last decade, I have successfully helped children, adolescents, and adults from different backgrounds achieve their goals. The clients I have worked with have struggled with issues including but not limited to: anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, stage of life issues, relationship conflicts, anger management, self-confidence, and impulse control difficulties. My number one goal is for us to build trust in our relationship so that we can work together to achieve your goals too.
Over the last decade, I have successfully helped children, adolescents, and adults from different backgrounds achieve their goals. The clients I have worked with have struggled with issues including but not limited to: anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, stage of life issues, relationship conflicts, anger management, self-confidence, and impulse control difficulties. My number one goal is for us to build trust in our relationship so that we can work together to achieve your goals too.
(848) 404-5076 View (848) 404-5076
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Kristen Molloy
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Each individual that comes into counseling has their own unique story, background, and reason for seeking help at that time. Therefore, it is crucial for me as a therapist to meet you where you are at, and to help you explore your own journey with compassion and non-judgement. In the counseling setting, I strive to give hope when people feel hopeless, inspire others to be all that they are capable of being, and ultimately watch clients walk away from their counseling experience feeling capable and excited to live their own personal journey.
Each individual that comes into counseling has their own unique story, background, and reason for seeking help at that time. Therefore, it is crucial for me as a therapist to meet you where you are at, and to help you explore your own journey with compassion and non-judgement. In the counseling setting, I strive to give hope when people feel hopeless, inspire others to be all that they are capable of being, and ultimately watch clients walk away from their counseling experience feeling capable and excited to live their own personal journey.
(732) 844-8952 View (732) 844-8952
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Casey L. Terzis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manasquan, NJ 08736
There are times in all of our lives when we could use some extra support. Sometimes discussing issues with family members and friends can be challenging and uncomfortable. Feeling hurt, misunderstood, angry, and confused are all normal emotions that each of us feel. Struggling with addiction, mental health issues, and the stress that comes with every-day life can put strains on our relationships, finances, and self-esteem. My goal is to assist in providing you with hope, guidance, perspective, and professional insight.
There are times in all of our lives when we could use some extra support. Sometimes discussing issues with family members and friends can be challenging and uncomfortable. Feeling hurt, misunderstood, angry, and confused are all normal emotions that each of us feel. Struggling with addiction, mental health issues, and the stress that comes with every-day life can put strains on our relationships, finances, and self-esteem. My goal is to assist in providing you with hope, guidance, perspective, and professional insight.
(973) 862-4535 View (973) 862-4535
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Meaghan Hughes
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Often times, the hardest part of therapy can be making that first appointment and showing up. I commend you for taking the first step and seeking a therapist that feels like a good fit for you. Life can bring so many unexpected and painful challenges that can cause us to feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and sometimes even numb. When it feels like it is all too much, therapy can help. Whether it be social stressors, grief and loss, major life transitions, work-life balance, anxiety, relationship issues, or something else, my goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable space to share and work it through.
Often times, the hardest part of therapy can be making that first appointment and showing up. I commend you for taking the first step and seeking a therapist that feels like a good fit for you. Life can bring so many unexpected and painful challenges that can cause us to feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and sometimes even numb. When it feels like it is all too much, therapy can help. Whether it be social stressors, grief and loss, major life transitions, work-life balance, anxiety, relationship issues, or something else, my goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable space to share and work it through.
(732) 631-8770 View (732) 631-8770
Photo of Kristen Accisano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manasquan, NJ
Kristen Accisano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
We experience life transitions and periods of loss and grief throughout our lives. I am particularly interested helping you with the issues that we experience as we grow older and also in helping families cope with those issues that we face as our loved ones age. Caring for loved ones with aging disorders such as dementia can create chronic stress, anxiety, depression and burnout for even the most capable. You may be feeling unable to care for yourself, your own family and career. If you are feeling depleted and overwhelmed we can work collaboratively to discover a story of change, resilience, and hope.
We experience life transitions and periods of loss and grief throughout our lives. I am particularly interested helping you with the issues that we experience as we grow older and also in helping families cope with those issues that we face as our loved ones age. Caring for loved ones with aging disorders such as dementia can create chronic stress, anxiety, depression and burnout for even the most capable. You may be feeling unable to care for yourself, your own family and career. If you are feeling depleted and overwhelmed we can work collaboratively to discover a story of change, resilience, and hope.
(732) 561-5990 View (732) 561-5990
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Brittany A Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Life's journey can be challenging, even for the strongest among us. In today's often unforgiving world, we may find it daunting and cold, sometimes feeling like we're just trying to "get through" it. But together, we can simplify life by facing its challenges head-on. Every client I've had the privilege of working with has played a crucial role in my growth as a therapist, just as I have supported them in their own unique journeys. Each individual's experiences enrich our collective knowledge, offering opportunities for personalized solutions. Your openness and engagement in therapy empower us to craft the life you dream of.
Life's journey can be challenging, even for the strongest among us. In today's often unforgiving world, we may find it daunting and cold, sometimes feeling like we're just trying to "get through" it. But together, we can simplify life by facing its challenges head-on. Every client I've had the privilege of working with has played a crucial role in my growth as a therapist, just as I have supported them in their own unique journeys. Each individual's experiences enrich our collective knowledge, offering opportunities for personalized solutions. Your openness and engagement in therapy empower us to craft the life you dream of.
(732) 592-3710 View (732) 592-3710
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Sara I Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MEd, RYT-500
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Hello! My name is Sara Gibson, LCSW, M.Ed, RYT-500. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Art Educator, and Embodiment Coach. I am a Trauma-Informed, Holistic Therapist. I believe in a holistic & somatic approach to healing. I know the importance of mind, body, heart, and spirit connection and balance to heal and grow on life's path. We are not these separate pieces of ourselves. We must heal as a whole. I will help you learn how to regulate your nervous system and feel empowered!
Hello! My name is Sara Gibson, LCSW, M.Ed, RYT-500. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Art Educator, and Embodiment Coach. I am a Trauma-Informed, Holistic Therapist. I believe in a holistic & somatic approach to healing. I know the importance of mind, body, heart, and spirit connection and balance to heal and grow on life's path. We are not these separate pieces of ourselves. We must heal as a whole. I will help you learn how to regulate your nervous system and feel empowered!
(732) 784-4134 View (732) 784-4134

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Number of Therapists in Manasquan, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Manasquan, NJ who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Coping Skills
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
71% Family Conflict
70% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
65% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Manasquan, NJ see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Manasquan?

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.