Therapists in Princeton, NJ

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Anita McLean
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08542
I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples from different backgrounds. Mental health can be compromised by chronic stress that negatively affects our mind and body. Stress can result from living challenging workplace environments, family difficulties, personal emotional problems, the experience loss or trauma. I have particular expertise in helping those living in intense high pressure environments stressors that may have caused depression and anxiety, identity concerns, relationship problems, workplace conflicts or academic difficulties, family problems, and serious mental health challenges.
I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples from different backgrounds. Mental health can be compromised by chronic stress that negatively affects our mind and body. Stress can result from living challenging workplace environments, family difficulties, personal emotional problems, the experience loss or trauma. I have particular expertise in helping those living in intense high pressure environments stressors that may have caused depression and anxiety, identity concerns, relationship problems, workplace conflicts or academic difficulties, family problems, and serious mental health challenges.
(732) 603-1764 View (732) 603-1764
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Chad Renshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I subscribe to Irving Yalom's "fellow travelers" philosophy of psychotherapy that seeks to eradicate the old hierarchy of "therapist" and "patient." I consider it a sacred honor to be walking alongside my clients on the road toward more healthy, passionate, fulfilling lives and, as such, find myself just as inspired through the process of therapy as they are.
I subscribe to Irving Yalom's "fellow travelers" philosophy of psychotherapy that seeks to eradicate the old hierarchy of "therapist" and "patient." I consider it a sacred honor to be walking alongside my clients on the road toward more healthy, passionate, fulfilling lives and, as such, find myself just as inspired through the process of therapy as they are.
(609) 798-7336 View (609) 798-7336
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Dr. Widian Nicola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Welcome - this is the place for the seekers and pursuers – for those who are willing to take risks to deepen healing and connection. Loving and loving well takes courage, but even the most courageous couples do not have it all figured out. That’s why I’m here: to support you as you take greater risks to develop trust, gain understanding, deepen intimacy, and restore connection. I understand the unique complexities of relationships. I also know the power that empathy, play, connection, and gratitude have on fostering deeper connections.
Welcome - this is the place for the seekers and pursuers – for those who are willing to take risks to deepen healing and connection. Loving and loving well takes courage, but even the most courageous couples do not have it all figured out. That’s why I’m here: to support you as you take greater risks to develop trust, gain understanding, deepen intimacy, and restore connection. I understand the unique complexities of relationships. I also know the power that empathy, play, connection, and gratitude have on fostering deeper connections.
(360) 464-1251 View (360) 464-1251
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Miranda Dekker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder or you’re grappling with low self-esteem, chances are you feel out of control and disconnected from yourself and those around you. Maybe obsessive thoughts, emotions and rituals surrounding food, exercise and your appearance are taking over your daily life, making it impossible to focus on anything else. You might also be dealing with anxiety, depression or other issues that are keeping you stuck in a negative cycle. You long to feel safe in your own body and you’re ready to experience relief and recovery.
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder or you’re grappling with low self-esteem, chances are you feel out of control and disconnected from yourself and those around you. Maybe obsessive thoughts, emotions and rituals surrounding food, exercise and your appearance are taking over your daily life, making it impossible to focus on anything else. You might also be dealing with anxiety, depression or other issues that are keeping you stuck in a negative cycle. You long to feel safe in your own body and you’re ready to experience relief and recovery.
(609) 739-9595 View (609) 739-9595
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Anna Kress
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08542  (Online Only)
I believe that a strong and positive therapeutic relationship can help you overcome challenges and envision new possibilities. My approach is warm, engaging, and collaborative. I love to help people get unstuck and develop a deep sense of self-compassion and self-trust. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or unhealed trauma, therapy can be a safe space to feel supported and discover new tools.
I believe that a strong and positive therapeutic relationship can help you overcome challenges and envision new possibilities. My approach is warm, engaging, and collaborative. I love to help people get unstuck and develop a deep sense of self-compassion and self-trust. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or unhealed trauma, therapy can be a safe space to feel supported and discover new tools.
(732) 733-2837 View (732) 733-2837
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Helen Ann Rudinsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, LPC, MDiv, MS
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Do you feel misunderstood? Do you have trouble communicating? As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I help couples turn their relationship around by helping them improve their communication and resolve conflicts with videos, personality tests, role plays and other tools to bring about rapid change. Do you need to talk to someone? I work with clients on relationship issues, career choices, and other issues. What sets me apart from other therapists is my ability to keep clients on a systematic approach to change with a focused, short term program to help them achieve their goals quickly. I am working with clients only virtually.
Do you feel misunderstood? Do you have trouble communicating? As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I help couples turn their relationship around by helping them improve their communication and resolve conflicts with videos, personality tests, role plays and other tools to bring about rapid change. Do you need to talk to someone? I work with clients on relationship issues, career choices, and other issues. What sets me apart from other therapists is my ability to keep clients on a systematic approach to change with a focused, short term program to help them achieve their goals quickly. I am working with clients only virtually.
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Marisa Lutz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LAMFT, LSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
My ideal client is grappling with a multitude of challenges and seeking support in their therapeutic journey. This client's primary concerns revolve around the quest to discover their authentic self and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. A devoted parent they are navigating the complexities of raising a child diagnosed with autism, adding an extra layer of responsibility and emotional weight to their daily life. Central to the client's therapeutic goals is the desire to unearth the positive aspects of their life. They're eager to shift their focus from challenges to blessings, fostering resilience and a sense of gratitude.
My ideal client is grappling with a multitude of challenges and seeking support in their therapeutic journey. This client's primary concerns revolve around the quest to discover their authentic self and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. A devoted parent they are navigating the complexities of raising a child diagnosed with autism, adding an extra layer of responsibility and emotional weight to their daily life. Central to the client's therapeutic goals is the desire to unearth the positive aspects of their life. They're eager to shift their focus from challenges to blessings, fostering resilience and a sense of gratitude.
(609) 905-5552 View (609) 905-5552
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Caneel Schipper
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
My ideal client is curious about themselves and the world and actively participates in the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with young adults and older adults, but I'm not limited to these populations. My ideal client is at a place of feeling "stuck" in their life. Whether that be a career transition, deciding on a college major, feeling lost in a relationship, or a new onset of symptoms. I am also comfortable with helping individuals unpack their past to understand their current habits. My ideal client wants to understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to develop self-awareness and self-compassion along the way.
My ideal client is curious about themselves and the world and actively participates in the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with young adults and older adults, but I'm not limited to these populations. My ideal client is at a place of feeling "stuck" in their life. Whether that be a career transition, deciding on a college major, feeling lost in a relationship, or a new onset of symptoms. I am also comfortable with helping individuals unpack their past to understand their current habits. My ideal client wants to understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to develop self-awareness and self-compassion along the way.
(609) 766-0339 View (609) 766-0339
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Dr. Rebecca Boswell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08542  (Online Only)
People often come to a therapist because they want to talk about being anxious, being lonely, feeling depressed, having difficulty in relationships, feeling stressed and burned out, or having a hard time taking care of themselves and others. I aim to help people to reduce symptoms (e.g., anxiety, pain) and, more generally, to engage in personal growth and to foster a more connected, meaningful life by focusing on mind and body wellness. I will work with you to help you cope more effectively; in doing so, I focus on your strengths and potential.
People often come to a therapist because they want to talk about being anxious, being lonely, feeling depressed, having difficulty in relationships, feeling stressed and burned out, or having a hard time taking care of themselves and others. I aim to help people to reduce symptoms (e.g., anxiety, pain) and, more generally, to engage in personal growth and to foster a more connected, meaningful life by focusing on mind and body wellness. I will work with you to help you cope more effectively; in doing so, I focus on your strengths and potential.
(609) 236-7293 View (609) 236-7293
Genevieve Pere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
We see the world through the filter of our beliefs. These beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world influence our interpretations of the experiences we have. They exert power over our emotions and behaviors. Sometimes our beliefs cause dysfunction in our lives, causing depression, anxiety, or low self-worth. They can dampen motivation, inhibit our behavior, and disrupt our relationships. Inaccurate, dysfunctional beliefs can trap us in a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when, for instance, a belief that we are incompetent causes us to avoid new opportunities, resulting in outcomes that make us feel even more incompetent.
We see the world through the filter of our beliefs. These beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world influence our interpretations of the experiences we have. They exert power over our emotions and behaviors. Sometimes our beliefs cause dysfunction in our lives, causing depression, anxiety, or low self-worth. They can dampen motivation, inhibit our behavior, and disrupt our relationships. Inaccurate, dysfunctional beliefs can trap us in a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when, for instance, a belief that we are incompetent causes us to avoid new opportunities, resulting in outcomes that make us feel even more incompetent.
(609) 422-5425 View (609) 422-5425
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Dr. Marcelle Santiago-Serrano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Dr. Serrano received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Serrano has also received specialized training in Forensic Psychology during her postdoctoral training and has spent the last 17 years of her career conducting psychodiagnostic assessments, crisis management, individual therapy, and pre-parole evaluations for inmates remanded to state correctional facilities.
Dr. Serrano received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Serrano has also received specialized training in Forensic Psychology during her postdoctoral training and has spent the last 17 years of her career conducting psychodiagnostic assessments, crisis management, individual therapy, and pre-parole evaluations for inmates remanded to state correctional facilities.
(609) 359-0686 View (609) 359-0686
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Dave Errickson - Centered Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Not accepting new clients
I recognize the importance in taking steps toward change and how difficult that can be. Change that connects you to your wellness, overall health and most importantly your sense of self and purpose. My approach to treatment is client-centered and therapeutic alliance based. Research has shown that a major factor in why people change as a result of psychotherapy is the right “connection” and “alliance” with the therapist. Effective psychotherapy is the fine tuning of art, creativity and science.
I recognize the importance in taking steps toward change and how difficult that can be. Change that connects you to your wellness, overall health and most importantly your sense of self and purpose. My approach to treatment is client-centered and therapeutic alliance based. Research has shown that a major factor in why people change as a result of psychotherapy is the right “connection” and “alliance” with the therapist. Effective psychotherapy is the fine tuning of art, creativity and science.
(908) 892-2217 View (908) 892-2217
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Julie Neufeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08542
Not accepting new clients
OPEN TO RETURNING CLIENTS ONLY. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults ages 13 to 30, but I do treat all adults. I have 20+ years of experience helping young people and their families negotiate major life transitions, relationship challenges, school related academic and social issues, as well as managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. I understand the neccesity of collaborating with families of teens and individualizing each person's treatment approach. I am also aware of the specific dynamics of many of the local schools and universities, and can help navigate through those systems.
OPEN TO RETURNING CLIENTS ONLY. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults ages 13 to 30, but I do treat all adults. I have 20+ years of experience helping young people and their families negotiate major life transitions, relationship challenges, school related academic and social issues, as well as managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. I understand the neccesity of collaborating with families of teens and individualizing each person's treatment approach. I am also aware of the specific dynamics of many of the local schools and universities, and can help navigate through those systems.
(914) 380-3834 View (914) 380-3834
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Melissa Held
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Do you find yourself wanting to feel happier, feel less stressed or want to be calmer? My counseling approach is focused on using positive psychology to help achieve a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe in focusing on one's strengths, while working on one's weaknesses. I believe strengthening self-esteem is one of the keys to helping conquer any issue. I routinely treat people suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, and everyday stress.
Do you find yourself wanting to feel happier, feel less stressed or want to be calmer? My counseling approach is focused on using positive psychology to help achieve a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe in focusing on one's strengths, while working on one's weaknesses. I believe strengthening self-esteem is one of the keys to helping conquer any issue. I routinely treat people suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, and everyday stress.
(609) 741-8990 View (609) 741-8990
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Michal Nina Saraf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
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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Vera Papp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08542
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I am very familiar with psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I believe that we all have the capacity to gain strength from and overcome our struggles.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I am very familiar with psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I believe that we all have the capacity to gain strength from and overcome our struggles.
(609) 224-1635 View (609) 224-1635
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Anna Braverman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
The goal of therapy, as I see it, is not to make a person perfectly happy or to get rid of all pain in life – that would be unrealistic and also not consistent with being a vibrant, thinking and feeling human. However, I do believe that it is the work of therapy to help people experience their lives as meaningful, to help people move in the direction of achieving their goals in life, to live a life where they are able to feel at peace with themselves, forgive themselves, treat themselves with care and respect, and give themselves permission to rest and experience joy.
The goal of therapy, as I see it, is not to make a person perfectly happy or to get rid of all pain in life – that would be unrealistic and also not consistent with being a vibrant, thinking and feeling human. However, I do believe that it is the work of therapy to help people experience their lives as meaningful, to help people move in the direction of achieving their goals in life, to live a life where they are able to feel at peace with themselves, forgive themselves, treat themselves with care and respect, and give themselves permission to rest and experience joy.
(609) 372-5922 View (609) 372-5922
Photo of Christopher E. Diviaio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Princeton, NJ
Christopher E. Diviaio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
I'm huge on being radically genuine with everyone. You can be homeless and on welfare or a multi millionaire, I'll speak to you in the same manner. It makes no difference to me. & thus far that's been a huge part of my success as well as a major building block for my practice. As a result word of mouth has been good to me. So when you meet me for a session don't expect a three-piece suit or a clipboard that I will be vigorously writing on.
I'm huge on being radically genuine with everyone. You can be homeless and on welfare or a multi millionaire, I'll speak to you in the same manner. It makes no difference to me. & thus far that's been a huge part of my success as well as a major building block for my practice. As a result word of mouth has been good to me. So when you meet me for a session don't expect a three-piece suit or a clipboard that I will be vigorously writing on.
(609) 616-3074 View (609) 616-3074
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Chelsea C Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Our weight-obsessed culture chastises and shames you, as though your body size is not only a personal moral failing, but a reliable indicator of poor health. Over time, you started internalizing this anti-fat bias, and often treat yourself with the same level of contempt. You either avoid seeking medical care altogether, or expose yourself to the risk of weight stigma (far more harmful than any presumed adverse effect of your weight itself). You forgot how to nourish yourself – sometimes forbidding yourself food, sometimes isolating in shame for a binge, sometimes "paying" via purge. But friend, you are meant to bloom - not shrink.
Our weight-obsessed culture chastises and shames you, as though your body size is not only a personal moral failing, but a reliable indicator of poor health. Over time, you started internalizing this anti-fat bias, and often treat yourself with the same level of contempt. You either avoid seeking medical care altogether, or expose yourself to the risk of weight stigma (far more harmful than any presumed adverse effect of your weight itself). You forgot how to nourish yourself – sometimes forbidding yourself food, sometimes isolating in shame for a binge, sometimes "paying" via purge. But friend, you are meant to bloom - not shrink.
(609) 773-8053 View (609) 773-8053
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Susanne Hand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
I use an integrative and collaborative psychotherapeutic approach, working to nurture the relationship between my clients and myself, with curiosity, warmth, and humor. Some people like to resolve specific issues quickly. Others prefer a slower pace and an emphasis on safety and trust. Still others are eager for in-depth, insight-oriented therapy, delving into the past, searching for new meaning and ways of being. Whatever the intensity and focus, I seek to help people find ways to help lead fuller richer lives, alleviate distress, deal with life's challenges, and improve relationships.
I use an integrative and collaborative psychotherapeutic approach, working to nurture the relationship between my clients and myself, with curiosity, warmth, and humor. Some people like to resolve specific issues quickly. Others prefer a slower pace and an emphasis on safety and trust. Still others are eager for in-depth, insight-oriented therapy, delving into the past, searching for new meaning and ways of being. Whatever the intensity and focus, I seek to help people find ways to help lead fuller richer lives, alleviate distress, deal with life's challenges, and improve relationships.
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Number of Therapists in Princeton, NJ

600+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Princeton, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Princeton, NJ see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Princeton?

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.