Therapists in Oakhurst, NJ

Photo of Bernadette Purcell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Bernadette Purcell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
You have a toolbox. You have been using it all of your life. I will help you identify the tools that have been working for you, manage the ones that are not, and develop new ones for your new and emerging chapter. I will help you to gain insight, confidence, and character. This part of you is there right now and it always has been. It is just blocked by any combination of stress, trauma, grief, pain, etc. I will work with you break through that blockage so that you can emerge as the rockstar that you are.
You have a toolbox. You have been using it all of your life. I will help you identify the tools that have been working for you, manage the ones that are not, and develop new ones for your new and emerging chapter. I will help you to gain insight, confidence, and character. This part of you is there right now and it always has been. It is just blocked by any combination of stress, trauma, grief, pain, etc. I will work with you break through that blockage so that you can emerge as the rockstar that you are.
(732) 993-6432 View (732) 993-6432
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Antanette Ringold- A R Clinical Counseling Services.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Antanette. I am an experienced therapist with 10+ years of working in the mental health field. My ideal client to support is someone that needs help with feeling unhappy with life, low self esteem/ self worth, Depression, Anxiety, or life transitions. I understand starting therapy (or starting again) can be a little scary, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. My approach to therapy will be tailored to best fit your needs. If you're looking to make a change, let’s work together to develop a plan that is realistic for you.
Hello, my name is Antanette. I am an experienced therapist with 10+ years of working in the mental health field. My ideal client to support is someone that needs help with feeling unhappy with life, low self esteem/ self worth, Depression, Anxiety, or life transitions. I understand starting therapy (or starting again) can be a little scary, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. My approach to therapy will be tailored to best fit your needs. If you're looking to make a change, let’s work together to develop a plan that is realistic for you.
(732) 592-5231 View (732) 592-5231
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Jennifer Hopkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
I truly believe that everyone deserves a helping hand and support through life, especially through some of our darkest and most difficult moments. If you've been feeling alone in your struggles, this may be the sign that it's time to reach out. You are not alone anymore. My empathic and intuitive nature will help you feel understood right from the beginning. No matter what is dragging you down in life right now, I will provide you with an uplifting, positive and hopeful experience. Like putting an anchor down in port, my office is the destination where life stops feeling so rough and you achieve the calmness and peace you deserve.
I truly believe that everyone deserves a helping hand and support through life, especially through some of our darkest and most difficult moments. If you've been feeling alone in your struggles, this may be the sign that it's time to reach out. You are not alone anymore. My empathic and intuitive nature will help you feel understood right from the beginning. No matter what is dragging you down in life right now, I will provide you with an uplifting, positive and hopeful experience. Like putting an anchor down in port, my office is the destination where life stops feeling so rough and you achieve the calmness and peace you deserve.
(848) 999-5769 View (848) 999-5769
Photo of Catherine Radeschi, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Catherine Radeschi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage Counselor for 30 years. I create a caring and trusting environment in which we can work together. I am an active participant in your problem-solving. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help you change. I also believe strongly in Positive Psychology meaning that we recognize and enhance your strengths . I work with people who are anxious and depressed, relationship issues, and people who are experiencing loss of all kinds ( ie: death, divorce etc.). It takes courage to look at oneself, but it is worth the search.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage Counselor for 30 years. I create a caring and trusting environment in which we can work together. I am an active participant in your problem-solving. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help you change. I also believe strongly in Positive Psychology meaning that we recognize and enhance your strengths . I work with people who are anxious and depressed, relationship issues, and people who are experiencing loss of all kinds ( ie: death, divorce etc.). It takes courage to look at oneself, but it is worth the search.
(908) 521-4831 View (908) 521-4831
Photo of Aida Hernandez, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Aida Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Accepting New Clients - You’re someone who is strong and accomplished but find yourself often overthinking and feeling out-of-step. Work is your passion, but your workplace leaves you feeling stressed, on edge, and constantly asking if you're doing enough. The cycle of just trying to get through the week is burning you out. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to start looking forward to the next day with anticipation instead of dread. Most of all, you’re ready to live the balanced life you want - one where when the work day ends, there is time and energy for the people and things that you love. Let me help you get there.
Accepting New Clients - You’re someone who is strong and accomplished but find yourself often overthinking and feeling out-of-step. Work is your passion, but your workplace leaves you feeling stressed, on edge, and constantly asking if you're doing enough. The cycle of just trying to get through the week is burning you out. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to start looking forward to the next day with anticipation instead of dread. Most of all, you’re ready to live the balanced life you want - one where when the work day ends, there is time and energy for the people and things that you love. Let me help you get there.
(732) 646-6156 View (732) 646-6156
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Dr. Lori Nixon Bethea
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Currently accepting new clients. Thank you for your interest in seeking counseling services through my private practice. I am dually licensed in New Jersey and New York. I have 17 years experience in the field of mental health. My specialization is treating issues that impact women ages 18-70 and I am currently implementing a therapy group for women dealing with uterine health conditions beginning this July.
Currently accepting new clients. Thank you for your interest in seeking counseling services through my private practice. I am dually licensed in New Jersey and New York. I have 17 years experience in the field of mental health. My specialization is treating issues that impact women ages 18-70 and I am currently implementing a therapy group for women dealing with uterine health conditions beginning this July.
(732) 479-1133 View (732) 479-1133
Photo of Eric Fox, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing treatment in private practice and community mental health settings. My practice incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) based techniques to assist you in managing a wide array of challenges including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, life transitions, career and academic issues, family/relationship problems, and more. My goal is to provide a warm, comfortable environment where you will receive the support, skills, and empowerment to find happiness and calm in your life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing treatment in private practice and community mental health settings. My practice incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) based techniques to assist you in managing a wide array of challenges including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, life transitions, career and academic issues, family/relationship problems, and more. My goal is to provide a warm, comfortable environment where you will receive the support, skills, and empowerment to find happiness and calm in your life.
(732) 422-5125 View (732) 422-5125
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Mary Lou Killian Searles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LGBTQI
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Do you identify as LGBTQIA+? Is your relationship or family struggling? Do you have a child or family member who has recently come out? I would like to support you in looking at the concerns that are renting space in your thoughts and spirit. I can help you sort out your feelings, thoughts and choices in deciding what, if anything, you may wish to do. I am comfortable assisting with individual or couples work, child or adult, parenting, family struggles, anxiety/depression, gender identity/fluidity, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, and/or navigating any medical or social/emotional journeys related to intersex conditions.
Do you identify as LGBTQIA+? Is your relationship or family struggling? Do you have a child or family member who has recently come out? I would like to support you in looking at the concerns that are renting space in your thoughts and spirit. I can help you sort out your feelings, thoughts and choices in deciding what, if anything, you may wish to do. I am comfortable assisting with individual or couples work, child or adult, parenting, family struggles, anxiety/depression, gender identity/fluidity, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, and/or navigating any medical or social/emotional journeys related to intersex conditions.
(609) 917-7887 View (609) 917-7887
Photo of Ronald C Collier, LCSW, TEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ronald C Collier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
My approach to therapy is strength-based, focused, humanistic and highly individualized. I work to establish mutually agreed upon wellness and recovery goals. Treatment in this supportive, encouraging environment builds upon the client's creativity and helps them to discover internal and external coping resources. I have found my gentle but firm approach to be highly successful in working with depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress, and adjustment difficulties. I have over thirty years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Helping families cope with the challenges of mental illness is a personal specialty.
My approach to therapy is strength-based, focused, humanistic and highly individualized. I work to establish mutually agreed upon wellness and recovery goals. Treatment in this supportive, encouraging environment builds upon the client's creativity and helps them to discover internal and external coping resources. I have found my gentle but firm approach to be highly successful in working with depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress, and adjustment difficulties. I have over thirty years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Helping families cope with the challenges of mental illness is a personal specialty.
(908) 698-0460 View (908) 698-0460
Photo of Aubrey B. Hunt, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Aubrey B. Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Not accepting new clients
Are you trying to find balance in life? Have recent stressors made you feel hopeless or anxious? Have traumatic experiences caused your nervous system to become disregulated? Do you feel like you need expert guidance to manage it all? Aubrey B. Hunt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families with a wide variety of presenting issues. Aubrey also has certifications in various trauma and treatment modalities including; DBT, EMDR, Polyvagal, Internal Family Systems, EFT, and other somatic therapies.
Are you trying to find balance in life? Have recent stressors made you feel hopeless or anxious? Have traumatic experiences caused your nervous system to become disregulated? Do you feel like you need expert guidance to manage it all? Aubrey B. Hunt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families with a wide variety of presenting issues. Aubrey also has certifications in various trauma and treatment modalities including; DBT, EMDR, Polyvagal, Internal Family Systems, EFT, and other somatic therapies.
(732) 334-3079 View (732) 334-3079
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Brett Kathleen Mara
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Challenges are inevitable within any individual life experience. It is my hope to work with you to improve your ability to overcome these times. Empowerment and increasing self-understanding are ever-present goals in my practice. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, you deserve support along the way. I believe in working as a team to increase insight and develop practical strategies to improve your confidence and quality of life.
Challenges are inevitable within any individual life experience. It is my hope to work with you to improve your ability to overcome these times. Empowerment and increasing self-understanding are ever-present goals in my practice. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, you deserve support along the way. I believe in working as a team to increase insight and develop practical strategies to improve your confidence and quality of life.
(848) 204-0254 View (848) 204-0254
Photo of Rachel Lynn Fornicola, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachel Lynn Fornicola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed all day or most of the day? Do you find yourself going through the motions instead of taking a step back and enjoying the moment? Are you sick of feeling this way and ready to begin taking small steps to establish a new perspective and a greater sense of self? If so, I think you found yourself in the right place.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed all day or most of the day? Do you find yourself going through the motions instead of taking a step back and enjoying the moment? Are you sick of feeling this way and ready to begin taking small steps to establish a new perspective and a greater sense of self? If so, I think you found yourself in the right place.
(732) 638-4633 View (732) 638-4633
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Valerie McMillen, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755  (Online Only)
Do you, your teenager, or an older adult in your family feel anxious or depressed? Are you overwhelmed by life events? Do you find it difficult to get through the day? Do you have chronic health issues? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed and may need someone to listen. I can listen to your problems and teach you skills that can help you to feel better.
Do you, your teenager, or an older adult in your family feel anxious or depressed? Are you overwhelmed by life events? Do you find it difficult to get through the day? Do you have chronic health issues? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed and may need someone to listen. I can listen to your problems and teach you skills that can help you to feel better.
(732) 754-1359 View (732) 754-1359
Photo of Sara R. Butler, LCSW, CP, PAT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sara R. Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CP, PAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
You feel sad, confused, or overwhelmed. You're afraid you will fall apart if you open up. You're stuck and you don't know where to go from here. When you’re trying to hold it all together it's difficult to reach out for help. You deserve a safe place to go, where you can put down all the pain and fear you've been carrying, and begin to find yourself again. It's my personal hope that I can provide this space for you, so you can receive the compassion and support needed to move forward on your journey.
You feel sad, confused, or overwhelmed. You're afraid you will fall apart if you open up. You're stuck and you don't know where to go from here. When you’re trying to hold it all together it's difficult to reach out for help. You deserve a safe place to go, where you can put down all the pain and fear you've been carrying, and begin to find yourself again. It's my personal hope that I can provide this space for you, so you can receive the compassion and support needed to move forward on your journey.
(732) 507-9738 View (732) 507-9738
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Michael M Gindi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
A first therapy session is a little like a blind date; if the interpersonal chemistry isn't right, there shouldn't be a second date. At the end of our first session together, if you feel safe, secure, understood and supported, then, and only then, do we go forward. Otherwise I'll refer you elsewhere. If it feels to you like we can work well together, you can probably get beyond your struggles with depression, anxiety and/or relationship issues more quickly than you think. I look forward to meeting you
A first therapy session is a little like a blind date; if the interpersonal chemistry isn't right, there shouldn't be a second date. At the end of our first session together, if you feel safe, secure, understood and supported, then, and only then, do we go forward. Otherwise I'll refer you elsewhere. If it feels to you like we can work well together, you can probably get beyond your struggles with depression, anxiety and/or relationship issues more quickly than you think. I look forward to meeting you
(732) 243-8628 View (732) 243-8628
Photo of Samantha Landi, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Samantha Landi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the experience to work with adults, couples and families who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, grief and trauma. I view each person as unique and customize therapy to the individual needs. I am additionally trained in EMDR and use this modality to treat PTSD. We will work collaboratively to explore healthy ways to work through family and personal issues. You will find that I am authentic, compassionate and caring. Schedule an appointment today and let’s work together to create the positive change you want to see for yourself.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the experience to work with adults, couples and families who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, grief and trauma. I view each person as unique and customize therapy to the individual needs. I am additionally trained in EMDR and use this modality to treat PTSD. We will work collaboratively to explore healthy ways to work through family and personal issues. You will find that I am authentic, compassionate and caring. Schedule an appointment today and let’s work together to create the positive change you want to see for yourself.
(732) 749-8352 View (732) 749-8352
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Dr. Suzanne Wells Goldwert
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma and stress. I am a psychologist and licensed professional counselor with over 25 years experience working adult clients. Through the therapeutic alliance we will find ways to cope with life’s uncertainties and reduce emotional pain and suffering. Focus will be on the here and now with a glance at the past. My approach is client centered and goal oriented. Accepting new patients. Weekend hours available.
I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma and stress. I am a psychologist and licensed professional counselor with over 25 years experience working adult clients. Through the therapeutic alliance we will find ways to cope with life’s uncertainties and reduce emotional pain and suffering. Focus will be on the here and now with a glance at the past. My approach is client centered and goal oriented. Accepting new patients. Weekend hours available.
(732) 822-9073 View (732) 822-9073
Photo of Scottie Urmey, BS, MSW, LCSW, TEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Scottie Urmey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW, TEP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
You are feeling “stuck” in life because of anxiety, grief or trauma. You want therapy to be a safe, supportive and deeply healing experience. I can help you “do the work” to really shift your perspective, heal from the past, develop healthy relationships, and feel positive momentum toward your goals. If you are open, insightful, and committed to developing better self-awareness; I will provide the safe, supportive structure you need to heal your emotional pain and move forward in your life. Using Psychodrama (a mind-body therapy) and mindfulness I will help you identify and access your own strengths and resiliency.
You are feeling “stuck” in life because of anxiety, grief or trauma. You want therapy to be a safe, supportive and deeply healing experience. I can help you “do the work” to really shift your perspective, heal from the past, develop healthy relationships, and feel positive momentum toward your goals. If you are open, insightful, and committed to developing better self-awareness; I will provide the safe, supportive structure you need to heal your emotional pain and move forward in your life. Using Psychodrama (a mind-body therapy) and mindfulness I will help you identify and access your own strengths and resiliency.
(732) 820-4897 View (732) 820-4897
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Psychodrama New Jersey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Psychodrama New Jersey is a multi-practitioner office. All practitioners use a combination of modalities to treat conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, dysfunctional relationships patterns, behavioral issues, issues arising from difficult life transitions including health issues, past abuse and trauma. By combining different modalities, our practitioners are able to help you address issues from multiple directions.
Psychodrama New Jersey is a multi-practitioner office. All practitioners use a combination of modalities to treat conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, dysfunctional relationships patterns, behavioral issues, issues arising from difficult life transitions including health issues, past abuse and trauma. By combining different modalities, our practitioners are able to help you address issues from multiple directions.
(732) 507-9910 View (732) 507-9910
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Linda Searles Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
It can be confusing and anxiety-provoking choosing a therapist. I have over thirty years' clinical experience. I am pleased to work with individuals, adolescents, and/or families. I have particular experience serving women, youth who are trans/gay/nonbinary, families formed by adoption, and individuals with intersex differences.
It can be confusing and anxiety-provoking choosing a therapist. I have over thirty years' clinical experience. I am pleased to work with individuals, adolescents, and/or families. I have particular experience serving women, youth who are trans/gay/nonbinary, families formed by adoption, and individuals with intersex differences.
(848) 233-4432 View (848) 233-4432

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Number of Therapists in Oakhurst, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Oakhurst, NJ who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
93% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
69% Family Conflict
66% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
79% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
53% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Oakhurst, NJ see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oakhurst?

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.