Therapists in Middlesex County, NJ

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Kristian Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
There are moments we are going to go through many difficult events and transitions in our lives which may affect us mentally, physically, and emotionally. These areas can stem from a lack of confidence, issues in your relationship and unawareness of your identification and full potential. The confidence you once had is diminished, and you can't find it. There is uncertainty towards what the future has in store, and you're doubting whether it's going to be the brighter future. If this is what you’re experiencing, I understand. I'm here to help restore and improve the new you with more confidence, insight, security and motivation.
There are moments we are going to go through many difficult events and transitions in our lives which may affect us mentally, physically, and emotionally. These areas can stem from a lack of confidence, issues in your relationship and unawareness of your identification and full potential. The confidence you once had is diminished, and you can't find it. There is uncertainty towards what the future has in store, and you're doubting whether it's going to be the brighter future. If this is what you’re experiencing, I understand. I'm here to help restore and improve the new you with more confidence, insight, security and motivation.
(732) 393-8451 View (732) 393-8451
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Abundant Life Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902  (Online Only)
My name is Lauren! I am so pleased to see you taking the next important steps in living an abundant life. I have been actively engaged in clinical work for 10 years. My therapeutic approach is supportive, detail focused and empowering. Collaboration, patience, empathy and support are key elements to a successful therapeutic relationship. People appreciate being heard and seen. Through exploration, understanding and gentle challenge, my hope is that individuals can grasp the abundant life they deserve and work hard to maintain.
My name is Lauren! I am so pleased to see you taking the next important steps in living an abundant life. I have been actively engaged in clinical work for 10 years. My therapeutic approach is supportive, detail focused and empowering. Collaboration, patience, empathy and support are key elements to a successful therapeutic relationship. People appreciate being heard and seen. Through exploration, understanding and gentle challenge, my hope is that individuals can grasp the abundant life they deserve and work hard to maintain.
(551) 313-9557 View (551) 313-9557
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Princeton Detox & Recovery Center
ADC
Verified
Princeton Detox utilizes a combination of evidence-based practices and holistic methods to provide an individualized recovery experience that is tailored to each patient’s unique situation. The disease of chemical dependency can strike anyone, regardless of age, gender, education, or socioeconomic status. Princeton Detox & Recovery Center is here to help people redirect themselves out of that negative trajectory and successfully enter a new life free from addiction.
Princeton Detox utilizes a combination of evidence-based practices and holistic methods to provide an individualized recovery experience that is tailored to each patient’s unique situation. The disease of chemical dependency can strike anyone, regardless of age, gender, education, or socioeconomic status. Princeton Detox & Recovery Center is here to help people redirect themselves out of that negative trajectory and successfully enter a new life free from addiction.
(609) 622-4397 View (609) 622-4397
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Sarah Roche (adolescent/teen specialist)
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
I am a LSW with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. My areas of specialty and focus are depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, and trauma. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a LSW with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. My areas of specialty and focus are depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, and trauma. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(732) 838-9135 View (732) 838-9135
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Alex Busch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Experience personalized care that revolves around you. I specialize in (and thoroughly enjoy) delivering client-centered, evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Interventions in my approach are integrative and customized to suit your individual needs. I take into account your constellation of symptoms, personality, cultural background, and treatment preferences, to ensure our work is tailored to you. Dedication is at the core of my practice. I am committed to your care, and will be continuously focused on helping you cultivate a more balanced and hopeful perspective.
Experience personalized care that revolves around you. I specialize in (and thoroughly enjoy) delivering client-centered, evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Interventions in my approach are integrative and customized to suit your individual needs. I take into account your constellation of symptoms, personality, cultural background, and treatment preferences, to ensure our work is tailored to you. Dedication is at the core of my practice. I am committed to your care, and will be continuously focused on helping you cultivate a more balanced and hopeful perspective.
(732) 743-9982 View (732) 743-9982
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Michelle Ens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My ideal client is an individual who seeks to be genuine, open minded, and has a growth mindset. This individual wants to gain insight into their struggles and symptoms with the intention or forging a new path of awareness and action. This individual is open to learning to manage challenges, grow as a person, and strive towards his/her or their endeavors.
My ideal client is an individual who seeks to be genuine, open minded, and has a growth mindset. This individual wants to gain insight into their struggles and symptoms with the intention or forging a new path of awareness and action. This individual is open to learning to manage challenges, grow as a person, and strive towards his/her or their endeavors.
(732) 385-3974 View (732) 385-3974
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Corinne Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Edison, NJ 08820  (Online Only)
Greetings, I'm Corinne Reilly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey committed to treating everyone I encounter with respect, dignity, and kindness. I'm dedicated to guiding individuals, families, and couples towards healing and personal growth. I have experience across diverse settings, including outpatient community and private practice mental health, in-community therapy, and supportive housing for intellectual & developmental disabilities. My primary aim is to foster a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can freely share aspects of your life that may have been difficult to discuss previously.
Greetings, I'm Corinne Reilly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey committed to treating everyone I encounter with respect, dignity, and kindness. I'm dedicated to guiding individuals, families, and couples towards healing and personal growth. I have experience across diverse settings, including outpatient community and private practice mental health, in-community therapy, and supportive housing for intellectual & developmental disabilities. My primary aim is to foster a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can freely share aspects of your life that may have been difficult to discuss previously.
(848) 283-5723 View (848) 283-5723
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Morgan Cascello
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
My name is Morgan and I am a Licensed Social Worker, and I am pursuing my license in clinical social work . I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2016 and I graduated from Rutgers University with my Master’s in Social Work in January 2020. I have experience working with children and families, and with individuals who struggle with mental health and substance use challenges. I have helped individuals heal from trauma and grief, learn how to challenge negative thinking, and cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
My name is Morgan and I am a Licensed Social Worker, and I am pursuing my license in clinical social work . I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2016 and I graduated from Rutgers University with my Master’s in Social Work in January 2020. I have experience working with children and families, and with individuals who struggle with mental health and substance use challenges. I have helped individuals heal from trauma and grief, learn how to challenge negative thinking, and cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(732) 360-5112 View (732) 360-5112
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Institute for Personal Growth
Psychologist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, NJ 08904
At IPG, we know it's the connection between therapist and client that is most important. We have roughly 30 therapists over three NJ offices: Highland Park, Freehold, and Jersey City. Since 1983 we've combined compassionate care with high-level expertise. We provide individual, family, child, and relationship counseling for concerns ranging from depression to life transitions to marital strife. We have a special focus on the LGBTQ community, including transgender/GNC youth, but we see clients from all walks of life. We also have many other niche specialties such as sex therapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and eating disorders.
At IPG, we know it's the connection between therapist and client that is most important. We have roughly 30 therapists over three NJ offices: Highland Park, Freehold, and Jersey City. Since 1983 we've combined compassionate care with high-level expertise. We provide individual, family, child, and relationship counseling for concerns ranging from depression to life transitions to marital strife. We have a special focus on the LGBTQ community, including transgender/GNC youth, but we see clients from all walks of life. We also have many other niche specialties such as sex therapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and eating disorders.
(732) 487-3688 View (732) 487-3688
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Lara Dubowchik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Highland Park, NJ 08904
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker trained by the IFS institute. I take an integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing healing mind, body, and soul. I believe that therapy should be enjoyable and non-judgmental. I am told that I create a collaborative and compassionate environment where my clients and I are able to tap into deep inner wisdom, provide insight, and apply concrete methods to heal and move forward. The result? Becoming brave enough to build a deep connection to your truest self and live authentically. Spirituality is incorporated, as desired.
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker trained by the IFS institute. I take an integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing healing mind, body, and soul. I believe that therapy should be enjoyable and non-judgmental. I am told that I create a collaborative and compassionate environment where my clients and I are able to tap into deep inner wisdom, provide insight, and apply concrete methods to heal and move forward. The result? Becoming brave enough to build a deep connection to your truest self and live authentically. Spirituality is incorporated, as desired.
(732) 537-8766 View (732) 537-8766
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Stephanie Amundson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Edison, NJ 08820
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC), and a certified clinical trauma specialist (CCTS-I). Stephanie is also EMDR-trained, and often utilizes EMDR with many of her clients. She has a passion for helping others and a passion for learning. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago, and has specialized training treating trauma from the Arizona Trauma Institute. Stephanie’s specializes in trauma recovery/PTSD, and substance use.
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC), and a certified clinical trauma specialist (CCTS-I). Stephanie is also EMDR-trained, and often utilizes EMDR with many of her clients. She has a passion for helping others and a passion for learning. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago, and has specialized training treating trauma from the Arizona Trauma Institute. Stephanie’s specializes in trauma recovery/PTSD, and substance use.
(848) 800-4105 x1 View (848) 800-4105 x1
Hilary Chaya Drucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Highland Park, NJ 08904  (Online Only)
I focus on helping clients of all ages and backgrounds heal their pain, overcome their challenges, develop their strengths, resources and resilience and accomplish their goals. I provide a positive, integrative, comprehensive approach, treating a broad range of mood, behavioral and relationship challenges. I have 30 years experience with children and adults in individual, couples, family and parent/child modalities.
I focus on helping clients of all ages and backgrounds heal their pain, overcome their challenges, develop their strengths, resources and resilience and accomplish their goals. I provide a positive, integrative, comprehensive approach, treating a broad range of mood, behavioral and relationship challenges. I have 30 years experience with children and adults in individual, couples, family and parent/child modalities.
(732) 943-0496 View (732) 943-0496
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Cranbury Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Cranbury, NJ 08512
In my professional work I have learned to empathize deeply and to make observations and interpretations based on years of accumulated clinical knowledge and experience. While my professional training has been invaluable, my clients (and my colleagues, too) have been the most extraordinary teachers of life and healing. Through my work I have learned to be more open and compassionate and more fully human. This enables me to be a more effective facilitator in the healing process of psychotherapy. It is always a privilege to do emotional healing work with another human being--both of us are enriched.
In my professional work I have learned to empathize deeply and to make observations and interpretations based on years of accumulated clinical knowledge and experience. While my professional training has been invaluable, my clients (and my colleagues, too) have been the most extraordinary teachers of life and healing. Through my work I have learned to be more open and compassionate and more fully human. This enables me to be a more effective facilitator in the healing process of psychotherapy. It is always a privilege to do emotional healing work with another human being--both of us are enriched.
(856) 340-4453 x10 View (856) 340-4453 x10
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HeartSoulMindBody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fords, NJ 08863
I have an M.S.W.from Rutgers Graduate school of Social Work,and I have an L.C.S.W. in the state of NJ. I ve been in practice for TWENTY(20)yrs. I am also a Christian counselor for those who would like to add a Biblical base to their sessions.I work with Adults in individual,marital and family counseling and with middle school and High School students as well as children age 10 and above. I work with the many addictions today and use a Christian based Pre-Marital Program.I help guide you in finding balance and inner peace through communication and trust!
I have an M.S.W.from Rutgers Graduate school of Social Work,and I have an L.C.S.W. in the state of NJ. I ve been in practice for TWENTY(20)yrs. I am also a Christian counselor for those who would like to add a Biblical base to their sessions.I work with Adults in individual,marital and family counseling and with middle school and High School students as well as children age 10 and above. I work with the many addictions today and use a Christian based Pre-Marital Program.I help guide you in finding balance and inner peace through communication and trust!
(732) 422-5453 View (732) 422-5453
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Richard Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Edison, NJ 08837
Richard is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). Richard has over eight years of experience working with a wide range of adults and families in the mental health field settings at the Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Residential, Intensive In-Community Settings. Richard has experience with various issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Grief, Stress, Substance Abuse, Peer Relationships, Anger Management, Men’s Issues, and Domestic Violence.
Richard is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). Richard has over eight years of experience working with a wide range of adults and families in the mental health field settings at the Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Residential, Intensive In-Community Settings. Richard has experience with various issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Grief, Stress, Substance Abuse, Peer Relationships, Anger Management, Men’s Issues, and Domestic Violence.
(848) 301-2133 View (848) 301-2133
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Jackelin Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS, SSW, CCTP, CGP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
My name is Jacky and I believe that no one individual is the same and am here to treat the "Whole" you Holistically & Compassionately. If you are feeling Unhappy in your situation, Overwhelmed/Angry/Sad/Worried all the time, finding it difficult to communicate your concerns to your loved ones, or if your child is having trouble at school, I can help. I use an eclectic approach to traditional therapy and draw upon many inspirations in my practice.My goal is to inspire creative solutions to the challenges you may face and help realize your true potential to facilitate growth
My name is Jacky and I believe that no one individual is the same and am here to treat the "Whole" you Holistically & Compassionately. If you are feeling Unhappy in your situation, Overwhelmed/Angry/Sad/Worried all the time, finding it difficult to communicate your concerns to your loved ones, or if your child is having trouble at school, I can help. I use an eclectic approach to traditional therapy and draw upon many inspirations in my practice.My goal is to inspire creative solutions to the challenges you may face and help realize your true potential to facilitate growth
(732) 479-7610 View (732) 479-7610
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Jeffrey Pusar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Highland Park, NJ 08904
My practice specializes in helping people deal with life's increasingly complex challenges with special focus on the psychological demands of finding joy and happiness in one's life. Treatment includes finding one's inner authentic self which gets lost in the face of life's problems. My focus includes helping people cope with emotional isolation and loneliness as well as developing and maintaining one's personal life to find happiness, fulfillment and intimacy in primary relationships. My practice also includes helping women find pleasure and satisfaction in dealing with the impossible balance of work, home and relationship life.
My practice specializes in helping people deal with life's increasingly complex challenges with special focus on the psychological demands of finding joy and happiness in one's life. Treatment includes finding one's inner authentic self which gets lost in the face of life's problems. My focus includes helping people cope with emotional isolation and loneliness as well as developing and maintaining one's personal life to find happiness, fulfillment and intimacy in primary relationships. My practice also includes helping women find pleasure and satisfaction in dealing with the impossible balance of work, home and relationship life.
(732) 852-7034 View (732) 852-7034
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Diana I Ahmed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Old Bridge, NJ 08857  (Online Only)
My name is Diana Ahmed I am a therapist, LCSW based out if New Jersey. I have had the pleasure to work with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have 6years of experience as a licensed therapist in various settings within the community and in schools. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work.
My name is Diana Ahmed I am a therapist, LCSW based out if New Jersey. I have had the pleasure to work with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have 6years of experience as a licensed therapist in various settings within the community and in schools. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work.
(848) 217-5513 View (848) 217-5513
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Private Practice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Metuchen, NJ 08840  (Online Only)
Our lives are complex and stressful in today's world.The way we react to these stressors determines how we think about ourselves and the world. It's important to examine the origin of these thoughts and behaviors. In therapy, we explore your family of origin intergenerationally and develop connections from the past to the present. These include addictions, faulty thinking, and family roles. By exploring patterns that no longer work, we can collaborate and find better solutions.I provide a warm and safe space and treat you non-judgmentally and with respect and dignity.
Our lives are complex and stressful in today's world.The way we react to these stressors determines how we think about ourselves and the world. It's important to examine the origin of these thoughts and behaviors. In therapy, we explore your family of origin intergenerationally and develop connections from the past to the present. These include addictions, faulty thinking, and family roles. By exploring patterns that no longer work, we can collaborate and find better solutions.I provide a warm and safe space and treat you non-judgmentally and with respect and dignity.
(732) 822-3912 View (732) 822-3912
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Carol Benevy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Edison, NJ 08820
Hello! I’m Carol Benevy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist for over 6 years, working in outpatient, community, school, and telehealth settings. I help people who feel “stuck” find ways to get unstuck, people who feel disconnected find ways to reconnect, and people who feel lost find their path again. Besides working as a therapist, I have worked in healthcare, community mental health programs, domestic violence shelter, community drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and disaster response for both Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hello! I’m Carol Benevy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist for over 6 years, working in outpatient, community, school, and telehealth settings. I help people who feel “stuck” find ways to get unstuck, people who feel disconnected find ways to reconnect, and people who feel lost find their path again. Besides working as a therapist, I have worked in healthcare, community mental health programs, domestic violence shelter, community drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and disaster response for both Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic.
(732) 217-7769 x1 View (732) 217-7769 x1

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Number of Therapists in Middlesex County, NJ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Middlesex County, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
66% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Middlesex County, NJ see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Middlesex County?

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.