Therapists in Montclair, NJ

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Nadia Huq
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Dr. Nadia Huq. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Previously, I worked as a psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Pediatric Psychiatry Department for 7 years. While I am primarily trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), my therapeutic approach integrates multiple modalities to address an individual’s treatment goals. I often collaborate with schools and additional treatment providers in order to provide comprehensive care for my clients.
Hi, my name is Dr. Nadia Huq. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Previously, I worked as a psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Pediatric Psychiatry Department for 7 years. While I am primarily trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), my therapeutic approach integrates multiple modalities to address an individual’s treatment goals. I often collaborate with schools and additional treatment providers in order to provide comprehensive care for my clients.
(973) 846-9814 View (973) 846-9814
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Joe Bioletti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome on this journey of self love, healing, and growth. My name is Joe Bioletti, Licensed Professional Counselor, and I am grateful that you have taken the time today to search for the help that you deserve. Looking for a therapist can be a challenging and intimidating task that requires patience and endurance. You might be thinking…will this therapist understand me? Will I feel comfortable enough to share? Will they be able to help me reach my goals? As you search for the right fit, it’s important to gather this information through experience! That is why, at Enlightened Mind LLC, we offer a FREE 20-minute consultation.
Hello! Welcome on this journey of self love, healing, and growth. My name is Joe Bioletti, Licensed Professional Counselor, and I am grateful that you have taken the time today to search for the help that you deserve. Looking for a therapist can be a challenging and intimidating task that requires patience and endurance. You might be thinking…will this therapist understand me? Will I feel comfortable enough to share? Will they be able to help me reach my goals? As you search for the right fit, it’s important to gather this information through experience! That is why, at Enlightened Mind LLC, we offer a FREE 20-minute consultation.
(973) 529-8570 View (973) 529-8570
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Bridging Bonds Yensy Graham LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
What begins as a subtle disconnection and issues can sometimes become waking up to no longer recognizing the relationship & missing the love you had. The loneliness & estrangement is a painful realization. Or waking up to discover an affair by someone you believed was incapable of betraying you is earth shattering. Pulled between hurt, humiliation, embarrassment & shame, yearning for connection but conflicted with fear. I understand the overwhelming pain, feelings & importance of support towards rebuilding together and recovery.
What begins as a subtle disconnection and issues can sometimes become waking up to no longer recognizing the relationship & missing the love you had. The loneliness & estrangement is a painful realization. Or waking up to discover an affair by someone you believed was incapable of betraying you is earth shattering. Pulled between hurt, humiliation, embarrassment & shame, yearning for connection but conflicted with fear. I understand the overwhelming pain, feelings & importance of support towards rebuilding together and recovery.
(862) 261-0215 View (862) 261-0215
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James Vincent Mahon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
Contemporary life causes emotional/ mental conflict and stress. As your therapist, I will assist you in achieving authentic self-knowledge. "Knowledge Is Power". Through mirroring, I will reflect YOU to yourself; that knowledge can empower you in your life to resolve conflicts, mitigate anxieties/ depressive states and enhance/ maximize productive relationships. With 36 years of clinical practice especially serving the GLBT community, this work has enhanced my ability to be sensitive and insightful into the general human condition. The curative aspect of treatment is relational. I assist the client in developing a therapeutic alliance with me to promote mental and emotional health.
Contemporary life causes emotional/ mental conflict and stress. As your therapist, I will assist you in achieving authentic self-knowledge. "Knowledge Is Power". Through mirroring, I will reflect YOU to yourself; that knowledge can empower you in your life to resolve conflicts, mitigate anxieties/ depressive states and enhance/ maximize productive relationships. With 36 years of clinical practice especially serving the GLBT community, this work has enhanced my ability to be sensitive and insightful into the general human condition. The curative aspect of treatment is relational. I assist the client in developing a therapeutic alliance with me to promote mental and emotional health.
(973) 797-9039 View (973) 797-9039
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Ginny Laracy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
I hope for my clients to walk away from therapy feeling like they can handle whatever bumps they may encounter in life. This can happen by becoming aware of habits and patterns that are problematic; fully exploring and understanding them spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and then coming up with alternative ways of navigating. I offer short and long term treatment options as well as a sliding scale fee when appropriate. I enjoy teaching meditation so that people can move through the world from a place of mindfulness.
I hope for my clients to walk away from therapy feeling like they can handle whatever bumps they may encounter in life. This can happen by becoming aware of habits and patterns that are problematic; fully exploring and understanding them spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and then coming up with alternative ways of navigating. I offer short and long term treatment options as well as a sliding scale fee when appropriate. I enjoy teaching meditation so that people can move through the world from a place of mindfulness.
(973) 520-0071 View (973) 520-0071
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Kristen Salvi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW specialized in treating anxiety and depression. I have worked with several clients of all age ranges in managing work/life stress and relationship issues. I am a certified Grief Educator and specialize in health and aging. Many people find themselves overwhelmed by their thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions? In treatment, we can work together to help you find inner clarity and peace, confidence, long-lasting skills and strategies.
I am an LCSW specialized in treating anxiety and depression. I have worked with several clients of all age ranges in managing work/life stress and relationship issues. I am a certified Grief Educator and specialize in health and aging. Many people find themselves overwhelmed by their thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions? In treatment, we can work together to help you find inner clarity and peace, confidence, long-lasting skills and strategies.
(973) 370-9244 View (973) 370-9244
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Leora Perlman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
Waitlist for new clients
My work is dedicated to helping you embrace who you are in order to live a fulfilling and balanced life. I focus on developing your ability to understand the powerful connection between your mind and body. This insight facilitates a path toward healing from current and past challenges. During the course of our work, I will help you develop your "Emotional Intelligence" (understanding of what motivates feelings and actions) and acquire the tools needed to overcome barriers blocking growth and change. Once you gain these coping skills, you will find yourself open to loving relationships, living in the present and creating a more fulfilling life.
My work is dedicated to helping you embrace who you are in order to live a fulfilling and balanced life. I focus on developing your ability to understand the powerful connection between your mind and body. This insight facilitates a path toward healing from current and past challenges. During the course of our work, I will help you develop your "Emotional Intelligence" (understanding of what motivates feelings and actions) and acquire the tools needed to overcome barriers blocking growth and change. Once you gain these coping skills, you will find yourself open to loving relationships, living in the present and creating a more fulfilling life.
(646) 679-5992 View (646) 679-5992
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Krystle M Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
Changes and transitions are the only constant in life often creating feelings of confusion, lack of motivation, and worthlessness. Are you a struggling with the newness of a different environment? Are you having difficulties coping through life changes? Or unsure how to take the first step in your journey? Together we can create a safe space to explore and process what you are feeling while learning and implementing new coping skills.
Changes and transitions are the only constant in life often creating feelings of confusion, lack of motivation, and worthlessness. Are you a struggling with the newness of a different environment? Are you having difficulties coping through life changes? Or unsure how to take the first step in your journey? Together we can create a safe space to explore and process what you are feeling while learning and implementing new coping skills.
(973) 453-0454 View (973) 453-0454
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Nicole Garcia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
Are you ready? I am here to help you try something different and make a change. I am a Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults coping with depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, relationship troubles and other difficulties. I earned my doctorate from St. John's University and BA from NYU. I interned at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Child Study Center and ran a program at NY-Presbyterian Hospital. I understand how difficult it is to make the decision to begin therapy and find a good fit with someone with whom you can feel comfortable.
Are you ready? I am here to help you try something different and make a change. I am a Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults coping with depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, relationship troubles and other difficulties. I earned my doctorate from St. John's University and BA from NYU. I interned at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Child Study Center and ran a program at NY-Presbyterian Hospital. I understand how difficult it is to make the decision to begin therapy and find a good fit with someone with whom you can feel comfortable.
(917) 746-7813 View (917) 746-7813
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Stacey Pinilis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Are you a mom trying to manage the everyday chaos of family life? Are you also dealing with the unique challenges of food allergies within your family? You want to be the parent you know yourself to be, yet you keep letting yourself down. Juggling kids, work, and life can leave you feeling drained. You just want some help to find that sweet spot where you can stop yelling and rediscover the joy of family life. For moms dealing with the ups and downs of food allergies, it can feel so overwhelming and lonely. The constant worry, label-checking, and meal planning is exhausting. Keeping your child safe is a full time job.
Are you a mom trying to manage the everyday chaos of family life? Are you also dealing with the unique challenges of food allergies within your family? You want to be the parent you know yourself to be, yet you keep letting yourself down. Juggling kids, work, and life can leave you feeling drained. You just want some help to find that sweet spot where you can stop yelling and rediscover the joy of family life. For moms dealing with the ups and downs of food allergies, it can feel so overwhelming and lonely. The constant worry, label-checking, and meal planning is exhausting. Keeping your child safe is a full time job.
(973) 755-1682 View (973) 755-1682
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Gabby Celeiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
We are collectively experiencing trauma due to events like the pandemic, climate change, violence in our communities, and political strife. Trauma therapy techniques can help us explore how direct or indirect challenges are impacting our lives. Together, with kindness and compassion, we will gain a deep understanding of your life experience and identify, augment, and employ your strengths to the fullest. Individual growth and stability are possible when we are willing to look at all aspects of ourselves and apply that learning and understanding when navigating our lives in the chaotic world we live in.
We are collectively experiencing trauma due to events like the pandemic, climate change, violence in our communities, and political strife. Trauma therapy techniques can help us explore how direct or indirect challenges are impacting our lives. Together, with kindness and compassion, we will gain a deep understanding of your life experience and identify, augment, and employ your strengths to the fullest. Individual growth and stability are possible when we are willing to look at all aspects of ourselves and apply that learning and understanding when navigating our lives in the chaotic world we live in.
(973) 878-0672 View (973) 878-0672
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Jennifer Strollo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07043  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges with evidence-based approaches. Based in New Jersey, I've had the privilege of practicing psychology for over two decades. For the past 15 years, I have served as an adjunct professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, guiding and supervising students. For the past 3 years I have worked as a staff psychologist at Montclair State University, assessing and providing therapy for college students. In my practice, I blend compassion with scientific rigor, tailoring treatment plans to meet each individual's unique needs & goals.
Hi there! I am a clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges with evidence-based approaches. Based in New Jersey, I've had the privilege of practicing psychology for over two decades. For the past 15 years, I have served as an adjunct professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, guiding and supervising students. For the past 3 years I have worked as a staff psychologist at Montclair State University, assessing and providing therapy for college students. In my practice, I blend compassion with scientific rigor, tailoring treatment plans to meet each individual's unique needs & goals.
(973) 791-5630 View (973) 791-5630
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Molly L Grimes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are navigating depression, anxiety, trauma and recovery, and relationship difficulties.Whether you are in a moment of profound crisis, experiencing a major life transition, struggling with your relationships, or simply interested in better understanding who you are and how you work, therapy can provide a space in which to make meaningful changes.
I work with clients who are navigating depression, anxiety, trauma and recovery, and relationship difficulties.Whether you are in a moment of profound crisis, experiencing a major life transition, struggling with your relationships, or simply interested in better understanding who you are and how you work, therapy can provide a space in which to make meaningful changes.
(347) 603-1096 View (347) 603-1096
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Jonathan Stepansky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
Hello and welcome. It is easy to become upset when we experience hardships and lack a safe and supportive environment in which to work through them. Nor does it help when, owing to circumstances beyond our control, we find it difficult to be ourselves and lose touch with what makes us "us." What has been found helpful in such circumstances is a trusting and respectful relationship with a therapist. Such a relationship, and the insight it promotes, can facilitate growth, empowerment, and positive change.
Hello and welcome. It is easy to become upset when we experience hardships and lack a safe and supportive environment in which to work through them. Nor does it help when, owing to circumstances beyond our control, we find it difficult to be ourselves and lose touch with what makes us "us." What has been found helpful in such circumstances is a trusting and respectful relationship with a therapist. Such a relationship, and the insight it promotes, can facilitate growth, empowerment, and positive change.
(973) 510-2485 View (973) 510-2485
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Sudha Wadhwani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
As a clinical psychologist, I have been trained in working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds and with a range of presenting concerns. I work primarily within a relational, integrative, multicultural framework. I have had particular training/experience in treatments for anxiety/panic disorders and phobias; cognitive therapy for depression and mood disorders; bereavement/grief; immigrant populations/acculturative stress; bi-cultural/ multi-ethnic/racial identity issues; intersectionality; college students; women's issues/trauma; and coming-out issues across cultures.
As a clinical psychologist, I have been trained in working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds and with a range of presenting concerns. I work primarily within a relational, integrative, multicultural framework. I have had particular training/experience in treatments for anxiety/panic disorders and phobias; cognitive therapy for depression and mood disorders; bereavement/grief; immigrant populations/acculturative stress; bi-cultural/ multi-ethnic/racial identity issues; intersectionality; college students; women's issues/trauma; and coming-out issues across cultures.
(973) 947-8995 View (973) 947-8995
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Jude Webster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
I have 25 years experience in psychotherapy with special training in couples work, family work, adoption, adolescents and women's reproductive health challenges, including depression and anxiety in pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, termination, perinatal loss, postpartum depression and menopause. My training in my dual degrees enables me to focus on the relationship between mind and body.
I have 25 years experience in psychotherapy with special training in couples work, family work, adoption, adolescents and women's reproductive health challenges, including depression and anxiety in pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, termination, perinatal loss, postpartum depression and menopause. My training in my dual degrees enables me to focus on the relationship between mind and body.
(973) 671-8005 View (973) 671-8005
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Ann Rasmussen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
I will skillfully help you navigate the greatest struggles of your life, and emerge empowered to move beyond whatever patterns are holding you back. Whether it's external pain (trauma, betrayal, death, illness) or internal (anxiety, depression, shame, self-sabotage), I approach all with compassionate accepting care. I am not passively silent- I will endow you with self-empowering techniques, while also coaxing forth your best inner resources. I am LGBTQ affirming. We will create an open, authentic bond through which you can access and honor your own truths, and emerge confident, self-aligned, resourced, and relieved of symptoms.
I will skillfully help you navigate the greatest struggles of your life, and emerge empowered to move beyond whatever patterns are holding you back. Whether it's external pain (trauma, betrayal, death, illness) or internal (anxiety, depression, shame, self-sabotage), I approach all with compassionate accepting care. I am not passively silent- I will endow you with self-empowering techniques, while also coaxing forth your best inner resources. I am LGBTQ affirming. We will create an open, authentic bond through which you can access and honor your own truths, and emerge confident, self-aligned, resourced, and relieved of symptoms.
(973) 988-1540 View (973) 988-1540
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Safiya Bashir
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
I will provide quality mental health services to clients ages 5-65+. I will work with clients to improve their quality of life for themselves and their families. My goal is to assist clients with developing the skills necessary to navigate the challenges of life, increase positive communication and develop into the highest version of themselves while living their best life.
I will provide quality mental health services to clients ages 5-65+. I will work with clients to improve their quality of life for themselves and their families. My goal is to assist clients with developing the skills necessary to navigate the challenges of life, increase positive communication and develop into the highest version of themselves while living their best life.
(973) 755-2122 View (973) 755-2122
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Tessa A. Vining
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
About Me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and an Accredited Clinical Supervisor in NJ with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, families, and couples. My work over the years, particularly with people struggling with addiction, has demonstrated how physical and emotional trauma can affect our well-being and how a holistic approach can offer long-lasting healing and transformation.
About Me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and an Accredited Clinical Supervisor in NJ with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, families, and couples. My work over the years, particularly with people struggling with addiction, has demonstrated how physical and emotional trauma can affect our well-being and how a holistic approach can offer long-lasting healing and transformation.
(917) 512-5755 View (917) 512-5755
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Janice I Cohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
Nothing in life is permanent; dealing with change and loss is inevitable. I believe that how we cope with these life transitions often defines who we are and who we will become. Working with people dealing with grief and loss, as well as with people in the arts confronting creative challenges, has been the focus of my practice for over 30 years. I've also worked extensively with young people who are gifted but considered "quirky" or socially awkward, with the goal of helping them realize the value of what they have to offer others.
Nothing in life is permanent; dealing with change and loss is inevitable. I believe that how we cope with these life transitions often defines who we are and who we will become. Working with people dealing with grief and loss, as well as with people in the arts confronting creative challenges, has been the focus of my practice for over 30 years. I've also worked extensively with young people who are gifted but considered "quirky" or socially awkward, with the goal of helping them realize the value of what they have to offer others.
(973) 607-4090 View (973) 607-4090

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Montclair, NJ

800+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Montclair, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
63% Family Conflict
63% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Montclair, NJ see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montclair?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.