Therapists in Parsippany, NJ

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Simplistic Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054  (Online Only)
Life isn't always simple, but the journey to counseling can be. Together, we can explore strategies to simplify your life and navigate these challenges. Therapy can be approached with small, effective steps that I'm ready to guide you through. Clients often express after our first session, "I should have come to therapy a long time ago." I want you to expect a safe, warm, and judgment-free atmosphere right from the beginning.
Life isn't always simple, but the journey to counseling can be. Together, we can explore strategies to simplify your life and navigate these challenges. Therapy can be approached with small, effective steps that I'm ready to guide you through. Clients often express after our first session, "I should have come to therapy a long time ago." I want you to expect a safe, warm, and judgment-free atmosphere right from the beginning.
(732) 334-3479 View (732) 334-3479
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NJ Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Do you find yourself feeling worried regarding your family, relationship or work? Are you concerned about your child's behavior or your relationship with them? Many of my clients have considerable insight into their situation, but most find it difficult to change unproductive behavioral patterns or just "make" themselves feel better. I believe that change begins with knowing that no one is perfect...that every once in awhile we can all benefit from someone who will listen and guide us through our personal journeys.
Do you find yourself feeling worried regarding your family, relationship or work? Are you concerned about your child's behavior or your relationship with them? Many of my clients have considerable insight into their situation, but most find it difficult to change unproductive behavioral patterns or just "make" themselves feel better. I believe that change begins with knowing that no one is perfect...that every once in awhile we can all benefit from someone who will listen and guide us through our personal journeys.
(201) 669-4674 View (201) 669-4674
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Ashley Lai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Ashley Lai is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey, double majoring in Psychology and Music with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ashley has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders in educational, in-community, nursing home, non-profit, and outpatient settings providing both individual and group therapy. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art therapy, and play therapy and incorporates mindfulness and somatic
Ashley Lai is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey, double majoring in Psychology and Music with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ashley has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders in educational, in-community, nursing home, non-profit, and outpatient settings providing both individual and group therapy. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art therapy, and play therapy and incorporates mindfulness and somatic
(908) 503-3967 View (908) 503-3967
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Victoria DaCorte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Victoria DaCorte is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Jersey with four years of experience. She graduated from Felician University. Victoria believes in a treatment philosophy that includes EFT/CBT. She offers Individual Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Case Management, and Group Therapy. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hiking, and kayaking.
Victoria DaCorte is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Jersey with four years of experience. She graduated from Felician University. Victoria believes in a treatment philosophy that includes EFT/CBT. She offers Individual Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Case Management, and Group Therapy. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hiking, and kayaking.
(862) 666-3459 View (862) 666-3459
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Stacey Lukowiak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Stacey Lukowiak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol counselor in New Jersey. I have specialized in school age children (K-12 grade) and family counseling to address issues related to school/work avoidance, Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, adverse child experiences/trauma, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, and substance abuse, with an emphasis on family systems work to strengthen parent-child relationships.
Stacey Lukowiak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol counselor in New Jersey. I have specialized in school age children (K-12 grade) and family counseling to address issues related to school/work avoidance, Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, adverse child experiences/trauma, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, and substance abuse, with an emphasis on family systems work to strengthen parent-child relationships.
(973) 381-1523 x1 View (973) 381-1523 x1
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Josh Szporn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Education and experience: I earned my Master's degree in Counseling, with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration from Montclair State University. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I have gained extensive experience working in different settings and with different diagnoses, providing various populations different therapeutic interventions, based on client needs.
Education and experience: I earned my Master's degree in Counseling, with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration from Montclair State University. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I have gained extensive experience working in different settings and with different diagnoses, providing various populations different therapeutic interventions, based on client needs.
(862) 701-4395 View (862) 701-4395
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Katie Rella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
atie Rella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University. Katie provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for everyone that walks through her door. It is her goal for each individual to feel accepted heard. Katie tries to tell her clients that she is in this journey with them as their co-pilot. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders. Katie also has experience utilizing both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy modalities in sessions.
atie Rella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University. Katie provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for everyone that walks through her door. It is her goal for each individual to feel accepted heard. Katie tries to tell her clients that she is in this journey with them as their co-pilot. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders. Katie also has experience utilizing both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy modalities in sessions.
(862) 314-7914 View (862) 314-7914
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Susan A Fishlock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or depressed dealing with life's difficulties? You are not alone as many people in different stages of their lives come across a bump in the road. I have the expertise to help you deal with these issues. Working from a strengths based perspective, I believe it is important to recognize the progress you have already made dealing with these life issues. Often, I have been told by clients I have worked with that I am approachable with any issue, whether it be a hard day at work or a serious long term issue.
Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or depressed dealing with life's difficulties? You are not alone as many people in different stages of their lives come across a bump in the road. I have the expertise to help you deal with these issues. Working from a strengths based perspective, I believe it is important to recognize the progress you have already made dealing with these life issues. Often, I have been told by clients I have worked with that I am approachable with any issue, whether it be a hard day at work or a serious long term issue.
(862) 214-2412 View (862) 214-2412
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Ashley Gorman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Dr. Gorman specializes in neuropsychological assessment of adolescents and adults for concerns related to memory problems, dementia, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and general neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. She assists in making an accurate diagnosis and offering treatment recommendations and educational interventions that are tailored to each person's unique needs.
Dr. Gorman specializes in neuropsychological assessment of adolescents and adults for concerns related to memory problems, dementia, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and general neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. She assists in making an accurate diagnosis and offering treatment recommendations and educational interventions that are tailored to each person's unique needs.
(908) 975-1846 View (908) 975-1846
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Barbara Muller-Ackerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Barbara Muller-Ackerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2002. She received her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson and her Master's Degree from Kean University. Barbara has experience across the life span, working with children in school, from Pre-K through Grade 8, then in private practice additionally working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She offers a warm, nurturing, and safe space to explore and promote healing, personal growth, and change. In her free time, Barbara enjoys reading, baking, and, without a doubt, the joy of spending time with her family!.
Barbara Muller-Ackerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2002. She received her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson and her Master's Degree from Kean University. Barbara has experience across the life span, working with children in school, from Pre-K through Grade 8, then in private practice additionally working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She offers a warm, nurturing, and safe space to explore and promote healing, personal growth, and change. In her free time, Barbara enjoys reading, baking, and, without a doubt, the joy of spending time with her family!.
(862) 500-3956 View (862) 500-3956
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Caitlin Morgan Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
I am a Licensed Social Worker who approaches clients with compassion and empathy. I believe that establishing a therapeutic rapport is essential to the healing process. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families who have endured trauma due to family or interpersonal violence. I strongly believe that every individual deserves a safe space to process their emotions. I utilize creative approaches such as art and play therapy when working with children and adolescents with the understanding that every individual expresses their thoughts and feelings in a unique way.
I am a Licensed Social Worker who approaches clients with compassion and empathy. I believe that establishing a therapeutic rapport is essential to the healing process. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families who have endured trauma due to family or interpersonal violence. I strongly believe that every individual deserves a safe space to process their emotions. I utilize creative approaches such as art and play therapy when working with children and adolescents with the understanding that every individual expresses their thoughts and feelings in a unique way.
(973) 314-2365 View (973) 314-2365
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Maria Arrington
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Mia works from a strengths based perspective and believes that therapy is not a one-size fits all. She believes each client already possesses gifts and strengths, and she helps clients understand their innate abilities. Mia enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to help them identify their goals and encourages clients to utilize their existing strengths, while also learning new skills and tools to reach their goals. Mia prioritizes building trust and rapport with clients to build a foundation for meaningful connection and healing to occur. Mia knows clients deserve thoughtful, tailored treatment and is dedicated.
Mia works from a strengths based perspective and believes that therapy is not a one-size fits all. She believes each client already possesses gifts and strengths, and she helps clients understand their innate abilities. Mia enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to help them identify their goals and encourages clients to utilize their existing strengths, while also learning new skills and tools to reach their goals. Mia prioritizes building trust and rapport with clients to build a foundation for meaningful connection and healing to occur. Mia knows clients deserve thoughtful, tailored treatment and is dedicated.
(973) 577-5766 View (973) 577-5766
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Jed Seltzer
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
I believe in using a strengths-based approach, self-compassion, and appropriate goal-setting to help individuals refocus their lives. This requires a strong therapeutic rapport, understanding where an individual has been; the environments, experiences, and forces that have helped shape them; and where they strive to be. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, and I take a curious and empathetic approach with all of my clients.
I believe in using a strengths-based approach, self-compassion, and appropriate goal-setting to help individuals refocus their lives. This requires a strong therapeutic rapport, understanding where an individual has been; the environments, experiences, and forces that have helped shape them; and where they strive to be. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, and I take a curious and empathetic approach with all of my clients.
(862) 362-7855 View (862) 362-7855
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Charles J Calantone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William Paterson University. Over the past few years at LifeStance, I have worked with clients of a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages, and mental health diagnoses. Prior to my time as an outpatient counselor, I also worked as an in-home counselor and completed an internship in an intensive outpatient program. My approach to therapy starts with creating a comfortable, supportive atmosphere where my clients are free to truly be themselves. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in a positive therapy outcome.
I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William Paterson University. Over the past few years at LifeStance, I have worked with clients of a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages, and mental health diagnoses. Prior to my time as an outpatient counselor, I also worked as an in-home counselor and completed an internship in an intensive outpatient program. My approach to therapy starts with creating a comfortable, supportive atmosphere where my clients are free to truly be themselves. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in a positive therapy outcome.
(862) 420-9121 View (862) 420-9121
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Joseph Morreale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Joe Morreale is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a Minor in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work. Joe believes in utilizing an eclectic person-in-environment approach that accounts for the most important aspects of healthy human wellness. He carefully addresses all the relevant domains that exist in the bio-evolutionary informed practice philosophy, as well as existing evidence-based manualized treatment modalities. In his spare time, Joe enjoys pottery, cooking, backpacking, camping, and creative writing.
Joe Morreale is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a Minor in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work. Joe believes in utilizing an eclectic person-in-environment approach that accounts for the most important aspects of healthy human wellness. He carefully addresses all the relevant domains that exist in the bio-evolutionary informed practice philosophy, as well as existing evidence-based manualized treatment modalities. In his spare time, Joe enjoys pottery, cooking, backpacking, camping, and creative writing.
(973) 841-8654 View (973) 841-8654
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Steven Rego
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples. I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities like EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy to help get at the root of psychological issues. I specialize in sex therapy, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, and many other issues. I work extensively with couples. I am in the dissertation phase for a PhD in Clinical Sexology and see individuals and couples experiencing sexual issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples. I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities like EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy to help get at the root of psychological issues. I specialize in sex therapy, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, and many other issues. I work extensively with couples. I am in the dissertation phase for a PhD in Clinical Sexology and see individuals and couples experiencing sexual issues.
(973) 257-9000 x204 View (973) 257-9000 x204
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Patricia Johnsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Cultivating positive thinking can become a healthy habit through effective therapy. As a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist with more than 30 years in the mental health profession, I provide a positive, inspiring and safe place where individuals are able to share their fears, express emotions and desires, and identify their needs. Explore and embrace your personal strengths and positive self. Positive change happens in your life when you envision the awe of your own existence and the new path to a healthier you.
Cultivating positive thinking can become a healthy habit through effective therapy. As a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist with more than 30 years in the mental health profession, I provide a positive, inspiring and safe place where individuals are able to share their fears, express emotions and desires, and identify their needs. Explore and embrace your personal strengths and positive self. Positive change happens in your life when you envision the awe of your own existence and the new path to a healthier you.
(201) 809-9931 View (201) 809-9931
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Scott Maciag
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Education Background: I am a registered Licensed Associate Counselor with over 20 years of public school experience in the elementary classroom as well as high school guidance and counseling environment both as a counselor and Director/Supervisor. My career has been spent in public schooling where I have seen and worked with a host of students and families from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. My school experiences have allowed me to work with families in wide a variety of needs and circumstances. My Masters fieldwork was in a high school counseling office as well as a college admissions office.
Education Background: I am a registered Licensed Associate Counselor with over 20 years of public school experience in the elementary classroom as well as high school guidance and counseling environment both as a counselor and Director/Supervisor. My career has been spent in public schooling where I have seen and worked with a host of students and families from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. My school experiences have allowed me to work with families in wide a variety of needs and circumstances. My Masters fieldwork was in a high school counseling office as well as a college admissions office.
(862) 343-9702 View (862) 343-9702
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Lisa G Hahn
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Neuropsychology Specialists was founded by Dr. Hahn to provide a niche service to families, children and adolescents who are on a quest to better understand their child or their own cognitive, social and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Navigating a child's educational, social and emotional development often is quite challenging. It is Dr. Hahn’s passion to come alongside families on their journey. She provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that includes a collaborative approach (i.e., schools and other providers) to provide diagnostic clarity and effective treatment interventions.
Neuropsychology Specialists was founded by Dr. Hahn to provide a niche service to families, children and adolescents who are on a quest to better understand their child or their own cognitive, social and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Navigating a child's educational, social and emotional development often is quite challenging. It is Dr. Hahn’s passion to come alongside families on their journey. She provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that includes a collaborative approach (i.e., schools and other providers) to provide diagnostic clarity and effective treatment interventions.
(908) 946-5375 View (908) 946-5375
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Mars & Venus Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
In Manhattan, NY and Parsippany, Denville, Teaneck, Oradell, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Paramus, NJ - Full-service counseling - Adult counseling - Couples counseling - Relationship counseling - Premarital counseling - Marriage counseling - Family counseling - Child counseling - Teen counseling - ADHD - Addiction counseling - Grief & bereavement counseling - Pet loss therapy - Stress and anxiety - Depression - Low self-esteem - Perfectionism - Worry - Indecision - Procrastination - Phobias - Assertiveness issues - Panic - Life Coaching / Daytime, evenings, and weekends available / Spanish-speaking counselors / Most insurances welcomed.
In Manhattan, NY and Parsippany, Denville, Teaneck, Oradell, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Paramus, NJ - Full-service counseling - Adult counseling - Couples counseling - Relationship counseling - Premarital counseling - Marriage counseling - Family counseling - Child counseling - Teen counseling - ADHD - Addiction counseling - Grief & bereavement counseling - Pet loss therapy - Stress and anxiety - Depression - Low self-esteem - Perfectionism - Worry - Indecision - Procrastination - Phobias - Assertiveness issues - Panic - Life Coaching / Daytime, evenings, and weekends available / Spanish-speaking counselors / Most insurances welcomed.
(973) 281-4164 View (973) 281-4164

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Parsippany, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Parsippany, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Parsippany, NJ see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Parsippany?

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.