Therapists in Montgomery, NJ

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Ravi Maharajh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502  (Online Only)
I am a Mental Health Therapist with over 20 years of direct clinical care experience working with children, adults & families in New Jersey and Florida. My experience has included working with the New Jersey Children's System of Care conducting in-home BioPsychoSocial Assessments & providing short term therapy. I have a private practice and am available to work with new clients, including adults, children and families. Anxiety, depression, loss and overall life challenges. I believe in short term therapy and 6-18 months is a good start for treatment.
I am a Mental Health Therapist with over 20 years of direct clinical care experience working with children, adults & families in New Jersey and Florida. My experience has included working with the New Jersey Children's System of Care conducting in-home BioPsychoSocial Assessments & providing short term therapy. I have a private practice and am available to work with new clients, including adults, children and families. Anxiety, depression, loss and overall life challenges. I believe in short term therapy and 6-18 months is a good start for treatment.
(908) 946-5496 View (908) 946-5496
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Maggie A Ryan, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdS, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! At times, we all need help navigating life. With over 23 years of clinical experience in education, mental health and the medical field, as well as expertise in marriage and family therapy, I use an integrated approach to psychotherapy which meets clients' unique needs and goals. I focus on strength, hope and resilience. I teach skills and strategies that will not only improve your ability to cope with challenges, but will promote growth. I have worked with clients on issues including life transitions, anxiety/OCD, depression, grief, ADHD, relationship issues, divorce, school problems, LGBTQ+ and autism spectrum disorder
Welcome! At times, we all need help navigating life. With over 23 years of clinical experience in education, mental health and the medical field, as well as expertise in marriage and family therapy, I use an integrated approach to psychotherapy which meets clients' unique needs and goals. I focus on strength, hope and resilience. I teach skills and strategies that will not only improve your ability to cope with challenges, but will promote growth. I have worked with clients on issues including life transitions, anxiety/OCD, depression, grief, ADHD, relationship issues, divorce, school problems, LGBTQ+ and autism spectrum disorder
(908) 533-7389 View (908) 533-7389
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Kathleen Ketofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
My work with clients is strongly based on developing a connection that allows us to work together to resolve the concerns that you are seeking assistance for. I encourage and support my clients in taking an active role in reaching their personal goals and learning new techniques to achieve these goals. Through this partnership, clients are encouraged to explore thoughts, fears, and options in a safe environment.
My work with clients is strongly based on developing a connection that allows us to work together to resolve the concerns that you are seeking assistance for. I encourage and support my clients in taking an active role in reaching their personal goals and learning new techniques to achieve these goals. Through this partnership, clients are encouraged to explore thoughts, fears, and options in a safe environment.
(732) 595-4221 View (732) 595-4221
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Mark Cooperberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 2003 after completing my pre-doctoral internship at UMDNJ-RWJ. I am the Director of Psychological Services at Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center and a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers-RWJ Medical School. My primary work is with children, adolescents, and their families. I also treat adults. I have expertise in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Psychoeducational and Psychological Assessments, and I am a qualified Cogmed coach (computerized working memory training). I work with individuals who have AD/HD, Autism, disruptive behavior, social difficulties, and Mood and Anxiety Disorders
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 2003 after completing my pre-doctoral internship at UMDNJ-RWJ. I am the Director of Psychological Services at Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center and a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers-RWJ Medical School. My primary work is with children, adolescents, and their families. I also treat adults. I have expertise in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Psychoeducational and Psychological Assessments, and I am a qualified Cogmed coach (computerized working memory training). I work with individuals who have AD/HD, Autism, disruptive behavior, social difficulties, and Mood and Anxiety Disorders
(609) 454-6184 View (609) 454-6184
Pasquale Sargiotto
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LCADC, LPC
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
I specialize working with clients experiencing psychiatric/ substance abuse/dependence. My focus client population is adolescents and young adults. Also, I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD and the gamate of mental health disorders.A Social Skills Group is offered for adolescents who have social issues and Smoking Cessation Program is offered to those who want to stop smoking cigarettes. I have an interactive style and work collaboratively with clients and if appropriate with their families to help achieve their goals.
I specialize working with clients experiencing psychiatric/ substance abuse/dependence. My focus client population is adolescents and young adults. Also, I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD and the gamate of mental health disorders.A Social Skills Group is offered for adolescents who have social issues and Smoking Cessation Program is offered to those who want to stop smoking cigarettes. I have an interactive style and work collaboratively with clients and if appropriate with their families to help achieve their goals.
(609) 419-0400 View (609) 419-0400
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Debra Wengert, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a therapist who helps clients move forward in their lives. People come to me to release old patterns of behavior in favor of a more positive future. I work well with those aged 11-60, with a special interest in those struggling with Depression & Anxiety due to Traumatic life events. I focus on past trauma as well as resolving issues that come up on a daily basis. Check out my website for more information and how to contact me. Telehealth is available.
I am a therapist who helps clients move forward in their lives. People come to me to release old patterns of behavior in favor of a more positive future. I work well with those aged 11-60, with a special interest in those struggling with Depression & Anxiety due to Traumatic life events. I focus on past trauma as well as resolving issues that come up on a daily basis. Check out my website for more information and how to contact me. Telehealth is available.
(908) 731-6512 View (908) 731-6512
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Kristy Castle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Finally deciding to seek out therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and even increase uncomfortable feelings. Finding the "right fit" with a therapist means taking emotional risks to get the support you deserve. For many years I have worked to help individuals regain or perhaps even discover for the first time, a sense of inner peace. My practice incorporates holistic, somatic & integrative approaches to treat a wide range of mental health challenges. I believe "theory" is invaluable, however, experience and research shows that successful therapy is closely connected to the relationship that develops between therapist and client.
Finally deciding to seek out therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and even increase uncomfortable feelings. Finding the "right fit" with a therapist means taking emotional risks to get the support you deserve. For many years I have worked to help individuals regain or perhaps even discover for the first time, a sense of inner peace. My practice incorporates holistic, somatic & integrative approaches to treat a wide range of mental health challenges. I believe "theory" is invaluable, however, experience and research shows that successful therapy is closely connected to the relationship that develops between therapist and client.
(201) 254-5030 View (201) 254-5030
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Holistic Health Counseling Center
Psychologist, PhD, CG
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502  (Online Only)
Art Therapy Groups are open now. We provide Counseling, Psychotherapy and Art Therapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Using a holistic approach to mental health and a client-centered approach to therapy, we use a wide range of therapeutic techniques and interventions to help you overcome the issues that brought you to therapy. Effective therapy is collaborative and interactive. We are here to help you feel better and overcome obstacles with the tools and techniques you need to move forward positively in your life.
Art Therapy Groups are open now. We provide Counseling, Psychotherapy and Art Therapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Using a holistic approach to mental health and a client-centered approach to therapy, we use a wide range of therapeutic techniques and interventions to help you overcome the issues that brought you to therapy. Effective therapy is collaborative and interactive. We are here to help you feel better and overcome obstacles with the tools and techniques you need to move forward positively in your life.
(908) 857-4422 View (908) 857-4422
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Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Are you looking for a warm and sensible therapist? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Does your family life involve too much arguing and too little fun? Are you worried because your child seems stressed or lonely? There are so many therapists out there; it's hard to figure out who will be right for you. You need someone who will not only understand, but will also help you move forward in ways that matter to you.
Are you looking for a warm and sensible therapist? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Does your family life involve too much arguing and too little fun? Are you worried because your child seems stressed or lonely? There are so many therapists out there; it's hard to figure out who will be right for you. You need someone who will not only understand, but will also help you move forward in ways that matter to you.
(609) 879-4412 View (609) 879-4412
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Mindful Minds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502  (Online Only)
The primitive brain can take over, when it does we can be harsh on ourselves and carry feelings like an anchor. When one area of our life is off, it impacts others areas like a leaky faucet too slow to notice and life begins to flood. We know to swim to survive but don't think float to save our energy. This struggle leads to exhaustion and a series of emotions that create new issues. Hurt people; hurt people. Becoming present & reflecting, leads to peace. If we could take a step back to see what needs solving? Things are not black and white, there is a lot of gray in between; things can co-exist.
The primitive brain can take over, when it does we can be harsh on ourselves and carry feelings like an anchor. When one area of our life is off, it impacts others areas like a leaky faucet too slow to notice and life begins to flood. We know to swim to survive but don't think float to save our energy. This struggle leads to exhaustion and a series of emotions that create new issues. Hurt people; hurt people. Becoming present & reflecting, leads to peace. If we could take a step back to see what needs solving? Things are not black and white, there is a lot of gray in between; things can co-exist.
(609) 454-6357 View (609) 454-6357
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Kristen Giraldi
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Having a good connection with your therapist is crucial in facilitating change. I pride myself on creating a supportive environment where my clients feel safe being their authentic selves. While the therapeutic process is not always easy, we'll work together to make sure you recognize the progress you're making and have positive experiences along the way. I specialize in Perinatal Mental Health as well as Anxiety. I also have a passion for helping clients who are navigating some of life’s many changes such as college, career, and relationships.
Having a good connection with your therapist is crucial in facilitating change. I pride myself on creating a supportive environment where my clients feel safe being their authentic selves. While the therapeutic process is not always easy, we'll work together to make sure you recognize the progress you're making and have positive experiences along the way. I specialize in Perinatal Mental Health as well as Anxiety. I also have a passion for helping clients who are navigating some of life’s many changes such as college, career, and relationships.
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Michal Nina Saraf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
I have 30 years of experience in a range of settings with people of many different backgrounds. My professional experience in concert with my personal journey enable me to focus on the person in the room and strive to understand their unique needs, goals and how psychotherapy can help in this process. I believe that the psychotherapy relationship provides an ideal forum for helping people move towards optimal functioning framed by their values and goals. I provide a safe place to address issues of mood, thinking, behavior, transition, adjustment, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, trauma and any other life challenge.
I have 30 years of experience in a range of settings with people of many different backgrounds. My professional experience in concert with my personal journey enable me to focus on the person in the room and strive to understand their unique needs, goals and how psychotherapy can help in this process. I believe that the psychotherapy relationship provides an ideal forum for helping people move towards optimal functioning framed by their values and goals. I provide a safe place to address issues of mood, thinking, behavior, transition, adjustment, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, trauma and any other life challenge.
(609) 436-5136 View (609) 436-5136
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Sandra Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Many of my clients share a need to explore familial relationships to understand their behavioral patterns and how to make those patterns healthier. Others struggle with anxiety or depression and wish to learn coping skills to better handle the challenges of daily life. Additionally, I have worked with Princeton undergraduate and graduate students for many years and understand well the many and varied challenges which students may face.
Many of my clients share a need to explore familial relationships to understand their behavioral patterns and how to make those patterns healthier. Others struggle with anxiety or depression and wish to learn coping skills to better handle the challenges of daily life. Additionally, I have worked with Princeton undergraduate and graduate students for many years and understand well the many and varied challenges which students may face.
(609) 479-1299 View (609) 479-1299
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Trinh Nguyen
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” I believe that every individual has within themselves the resources they need to take actions towards creating the changes that will align with their values and purpose. Being a bicultural individual, I am able to see things from two different perspectives, which helps me remain open and adaptable to various personal values and ways of life. I pride myself on my ability to create a space where you would feel comfortable and understood to express your concerns and emotions freely.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” I believe that every individual has within themselves the resources they need to take actions towards creating the changes that will align with their values and purpose. Being a bicultural individual, I am able to see things from two different perspectives, which helps me remain open and adaptable to various personal values and ways of life. I pride myself on my ability to create a space where you would feel comfortable and understood to express your concerns and emotions freely.
(609) 324-5913 View (609) 324-5913
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Mara Myerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502  (Online Only)
WELCOME! Deciding to seek therapy is a big decision, and I'm ready to support your journey! Are you looking for a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions? As an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), I bring over a decade of success, guiding a broad range of clients through diverse mental health challenges. My therapeutic approach prioritizes empathy, respect, and understanding your unique needs. I've witnessed incredible transformations with my clients. This resilience & healing journey fuels my passion to help others.
WELCOME! Deciding to seek therapy is a big decision, and I'm ready to support your journey! Are you looking for a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions? As an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), I bring over a decade of success, guiding a broad range of clients through diverse mental health challenges. My therapeutic approach prioritizes empathy, respect, and understanding your unique needs. I've witnessed incredible transformations with my clients. This resilience & healing journey fuels my passion to help others.
(609) 547-3262 View (609) 547-3262
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Carlos Encalada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
You are a problem-solver, capable of solving complex situations, yet, some emotions and thoughts get the best of you. You identify as creative, an artist, maybe a writer who relies on intuition and vision, yet, sometimes, get lost in circles, dead ends, or worse - invisible patterns. You are a caregiver, a healer, a confidant, a mother, a father, a best friend who finds it challenging to consider your own wants and needs. You are in-between worlds, cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary, a designer, a connector sometimes pulled in different directions, conflicted or doubting yourself and your relationships.
You are a problem-solver, capable of solving complex situations, yet, some emotions and thoughts get the best of you. You identify as creative, an artist, maybe a writer who relies on intuition and vision, yet, sometimes, get lost in circles, dead ends, or worse - invisible patterns. You are a caregiver, a healer, a confidant, a mother, a father, a best friend who finds it challenging to consider your own wants and needs. You are in-between worlds, cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary, a designer, a connector sometimes pulled in different directions, conflicted or doubting yourself and your relationships.
(206) 401-8135 View (206) 401-8135
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Joseph Keifer
Psychologist, PsyD, BSN, RN
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502  (Online Only)
Recovery-Oriented Solutions and Consulting, established by Joe Keifer, Psy.D, BSN, RN. recognizes that not everyone will benefit from standard or "cookie cutter" therapy. I hope to work collaboratively and create a treatment plan that builds hope and purpose, increases connection, and manages the challenges that are holding you back from doing what you love and a sense of purpose in your life.
Recovery-Oriented Solutions and Consulting, established by Joe Keifer, Psy.D, BSN, RN. recognizes that not everyone will benefit from standard or "cookie cutter" therapy. I hope to work collaboratively and create a treatment plan that builds hope and purpose, increases connection, and manages the challenges that are holding you back from doing what you love and a sense of purpose in your life.
(609) 793-8281 View (609) 793-8281
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Namhee Stokivs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Joy of life is always accompanied by pain, and there are times that you feel beaten and defeated. Psychological symptoms can surface and compromise your happiness and functioning during these struggles. Therapy can help you to stay on the right track or find the right directions to minimize unnecessary sufferings.
Joy of life is always accompanied by pain, and there are times that you feel beaten and defeated. Psychological symptoms can surface and compromise your happiness and functioning during these struggles. Therapy can help you to stay on the right track or find the right directions to minimize unnecessary sufferings.
(914) 758-1756 View (914) 758-1756
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Lisa Burditt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Montgomery, NJ 08502
We all struggle at times; emotional and psychological anguish are part of the human condition. And yet these challenges can be reframed as an indication that change may be helpful. I am a strong believer in the profound gift that mental health support can confer and that seeking therapeutic support is an act of self-empowerment and strength. I have a private practice in Princeton, NJ where I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, parenting concerns, family systems and eating disorders. In my private practice I work with preadolescents, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
We all struggle at times; emotional and psychological anguish are part of the human condition. And yet these challenges can be reframed as an indication that change may be helpful. I am a strong believer in the profound gift that mental health support can confer and that seeking therapeutic support is an act of self-empowerment and strength. I have a private practice in Princeton, NJ where I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, parenting concerns, family systems and eating disorders. In my private practice I work with preadolescents, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(609) 375-1738 View (609) 375-1738
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Maria LaPorta
Psychologist, PsyD, BCB, NCSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Montgomery, NJ 08502
Dr. LaPorta is cognitive behavioral therapist, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress over life transitions. With warmth, empathy, and a collaborative approach, Dr. LaPorta helps clients develop coping skills, address unhealthy patterns of thinking, and identify opportunities for positive change. She is genuine, attentive, and supportive, and she values laughter in spite of life's difficulties. Her clinical experiences in schools, counseling centers, psychiatric facilities, and private practice allows her unique insight and expertise in mental health.
Dr. LaPorta is cognitive behavioral therapist, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress over life transitions. With warmth, empathy, and a collaborative approach, Dr. LaPorta helps clients develop coping skills, address unhealthy patterns of thinking, and identify opportunities for positive change. She is genuine, attentive, and supportive, and she values laughter in spite of life's difficulties. Her clinical experiences in schools, counseling centers, psychiatric facilities, and private practice allows her unique insight and expertise in mental health.
(551) 250-1017 x5 View (551) 250-1017 x5

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Number of Therapists in Montgomery, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Montgomery, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
70% Parenting
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

42% Other
33% Aetna
25% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Montgomery, NJ see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montgomery?

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.