Therapists in Ramsey, NJ

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John J. Selleck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Feeling connected to and understood provides the foundation for any healthy relationship, including the therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to provide a supportive, trusting and non-judgmental environment in order to foster greater self-awareness, insight and personal growth and fulfillment. One parent of a 13-year old client said: "During one of the darkest and most difficult times in our lives, in you came ready to listen, guide, support, and be a beacon of light in an otherwise dark time. My son immediately felt safe with you and trusted you. That is a true gift and says so much about you both personally and professionally."
Feeling connected to and understood provides the foundation for any healthy relationship, including the therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to provide a supportive, trusting and non-judgmental environment in order to foster greater self-awareness, insight and personal growth and fulfillment. One parent of a 13-year old client said: "During one of the darkest and most difficult times in our lives, in you came ready to listen, guide, support, and be a beacon of light in an otherwise dark time. My son immediately felt safe with you and trusted you. That is a true gift and says so much about you both personally and professionally."
(201) 379-2268 View (201) 379-2268
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Michelle Y Pearlman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I work with people of all ages to face challenges and conquer difficulties in a warm and supportive environment. I have over twenty years of experience helping people feel less anxious, sad, and alone, and more capable and empowered to live their best lives. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a therapeutic approach proven effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems, from anxiety, depression and trauma to children’s behavior and positive parenting. If you are struggling, or simply want to handle life and stress more effectively, I am here to help. Together, we can work to create lasting change.
I work with people of all ages to face challenges and conquer difficulties in a warm and supportive environment. I have over twenty years of experience helping people feel less anxious, sad, and alone, and more capable and empowered to live their best lives. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a therapeutic approach proven effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems, from anxiety, depression and trauma to children’s behavior and positive parenting. If you are struggling, or simply want to handle life and stress more effectively, I am here to help. Together, we can work to create lasting change.
(201) 639-8779 View (201) 639-8779
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Mars & Venus Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CPC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
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.
(201) 468-6760 View (201) 468-6760
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Michele Davis Dryerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I am an experienced licensed Psychotherapist who works with adults of all ages in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Some areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, domestic violence, infertility, and loss. I view the therapy experience as a collaborative effort. I am your partner and we will work towards a better understanding of your experiences as well as any negative patterns that seem to get in your way. I believe we are destined to repeat negative patterns unless we are able to uncover what is fueling them. The goal is always for you to be able to live the satisfying and productive life you deserve.
I am an experienced licensed Psychotherapist who works with adults of all ages in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Some areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, domestic violence, infertility, and loss. I view the therapy experience as a collaborative effort. I am your partner and we will work towards a better understanding of your experiences as well as any negative patterns that seem to get in your way. I believe we are destined to repeat negative patterns unless we are able to uncover what is fueling them. The goal is always for you to be able to live the satisfying and productive life you deserve.
(201) 419-6411 View (201) 419-6411
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Kristine Bersch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Kristine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual and family therapy adolescents and adults. Additionally, Kristine is Certified to Provide LSW Supervision in the State of New Jersey. She employs a strength-based, solution-focused approach and utilizes the latest evidenced-based treatment models, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to facilitate positive change in both sessions and in clinical study's. Kristine is passionate about creating a collaborative and confidential environment where clients can reach their goals and where clinicians can feel safe to process and grow.
Kristine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual and family therapy adolescents and adults. Additionally, Kristine is Certified to Provide LSW Supervision in the State of New Jersey. She employs a strength-based, solution-focused approach and utilizes the latest evidenced-based treatment models, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to facilitate positive change in both sessions and in clinical study's. Kristine is passionate about creating a collaborative and confidential environment where clients can reach their goals and where clinicians can feel safe to process and grow.
(201) 862-8332 View (201) 862-8332
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Shmuel Skaist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ramsey, NJ 07446
My goal as a therapist is to help you learn skills for leading a more fulfilling and functional reality and to help you on your way to living your best life. I use an empathetic and individualized approach to help people of all backgrounds navigate life issues and stressors and make positive and meaningful changes. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents on relationships, intimacy, parenting, life transitions, self-esteem, childhood traumas, traumatic events, and anxiety. If you need help realizing your full potential, I'll help you identify your obstacles and how to navigate them.
My goal as a therapist is to help you learn skills for leading a more fulfilling and functional reality and to help you on your way to living your best life. I use an empathetic and individualized approach to help people of all backgrounds navigate life issues and stressors and make positive and meaningful changes. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents on relationships, intimacy, parenting, life transitions, self-esteem, childhood traumas, traumatic events, and anxiety. If you need help realizing your full potential, I'll help you identify your obstacles and how to navigate them.
(845) 552-2431 View (845) 552-2431
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Elisa Bruckner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Do you often feel dissatisfied in your life? Do you have difficulty communicating your feelings and needs to others? Perhaps anxiety and depression are getting in your way of a happier existence. My style is interactive, compassionate and non-judgmental. I aim to help you discover and activate your personal resources that you already possess. I do everything possible to create a safe environment. Together we can then help you to gain the courage to take risks in pursuit of a happier, more liberating life.
Do you often feel dissatisfied in your life? Do you have difficulty communicating your feelings and needs to others? Perhaps anxiety and depression are getting in your way of a happier existence. My style is interactive, compassionate and non-judgmental. I aim to help you discover and activate your personal resources that you already possess. I do everything possible to create a safe environment. Together we can then help you to gain the courage to take risks in pursuit of a happier, more liberating life.
(201) 231-7224 View (201) 231-7224
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MedPsych Behavioral Health - Ramsey
Counselor, LCSW, LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
At MedPsych Behavioral Health we provide the best possible comprehensive care by collaborating as a team. Our diverse and dynamic team of professionals has expertise working with children, adolescents, and adults in various environments such as schools, clinical practices, corporate environments, and teaching hospitals. We strongly advocate a holistic approach to the treatment of every individual. At MedPsych we communicate regularly with parents, schools, and other treatment providers when necessary. Parents play an essential role and are an integral part of treatment when any child or teenager is being seen in our practice.
At MedPsych Behavioral Health we provide the best possible comprehensive care by collaborating as a team. Our diverse and dynamic team of professionals has expertise working with children, adolescents, and adults in various environments such as schools, clinical practices, corporate environments, and teaching hospitals. We strongly advocate a holistic approach to the treatment of every individual. At MedPsych we communicate regularly with parents, schools, and other treatment providers when necessary. Parents play an essential role and are an integral part of treatment when any child or teenager is being seen in our practice.
(201) 279-6900 View (201) 279-6900
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Serena Garnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
In your pursuit of connection, you've often found yourself in relationships where you crave closeness and security yet feel isolated within them. This feeling of loneliness echoes the sense of disconnection you sometimes experience within your family dynamics, leaving you feeling unseen and misunderstood. These relational struggles weigh heavily on you, exacerbating feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. You long for someone who can understand the complexities of your inner world, offering guidance and support as you navigate the tangled web of your past traumas and relationship patterns.
In your pursuit of connection, you've often found yourself in relationships where you crave closeness and security yet feel isolated within them. This feeling of loneliness echoes the sense of disconnection you sometimes experience within your family dynamics, leaving you feeling unseen and misunderstood. These relational struggles weigh heavily on you, exacerbating feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. You long for someone who can understand the complexities of your inner world, offering guidance and support as you navigate the tangled web of your past traumas and relationship patterns.
(201) 802-8831 View (201) 802-8831
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Kerry Norris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals from children to aging populations, as well as couples and families. I am here to guide and support you through life's ups and downs, helping you overcome personal challenges that may be holding you back from living your best life.
I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals from children to aging populations, as well as couples and families. I am here to guide and support you through life's ups and downs, helping you overcome personal challenges that may be holding you back from living your best life.
(551) 310-2188 x2 View (551) 310-2188 x2
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Jenna Grimaldi
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I believe everyone has the right and capability to make positive changes in their life. As a dedicated therapist with a passion for assisting people on their journey towards mental wellness, I bring compassion, empathy, and evidence-based treatments into the therapy room. I specialize in assisting people struggling with depression, mood disorders, and relationship issues, and I also focus on navigating life transitions, implementing positive lifestyle changes, and finding a sense of self. I ensure to foster a collaborative therapeutic environment where you can feel empowered to make changes and resolve problems.
I believe everyone has the right and capability to make positive changes in their life. As a dedicated therapist with a passion for assisting people on their journey towards mental wellness, I bring compassion, empathy, and evidence-based treatments into the therapy room. I specialize in assisting people struggling with depression, mood disorders, and relationship issues, and I also focus on navigating life transitions, implementing positive lifestyle changes, and finding a sense of self. I ensure to foster a collaborative therapeutic environment where you can feel empowered to make changes and resolve problems.
(551) 231-1374 View (551) 231-1374
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Jill Essery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Do you experience anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress? Together we will identify and explore the issues that cause distress in your life. This deeper understanding often provides opportunities for change. I will help you develop healthy coping skills to better manage emotions, reduce stress and improve your relationships.
Do you experience anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress? Together we will identify and explore the issues that cause distress in your life. This deeper understanding often provides opportunities for change. I will help you develop healthy coping skills to better manage emotions, reduce stress and improve your relationships.
(917) 722-8665 View (917) 722-8665
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Mary Beth McGuinn, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMSW, Author
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I am a seasoned therapist and a go to person when you are suffering with loss, relationship issues or going through transitions in your life. Worry, depression and anxiety are often a consequence. Feeling disconnected from life, you often feel powerless to make confident decisions. I use my expertise from my 20 years in a therapeutic practice to guide clients to be able to manage their lives, have less anxiety, and be more confident. Mastering techniques to take things down a notch, clients leave sessions with less tension and more hope for resolving what is on their minds.
I am a seasoned therapist and a go to person when you are suffering with loss, relationship issues or going through transitions in your life. Worry, depression and anxiety are often a consequence. Feeling disconnected from life, you often feel powerless to make confident decisions. I use my expertise from my 20 years in a therapeutic practice to guide clients to be able to manage their lives, have less anxiety, and be more confident. Mastering techniques to take things down a notch, clients leave sessions with less tension and more hope for resolving what is on their minds.
(201) 580-3642 View (201) 580-3642
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Dr. Valerie Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who struggle with challenges associated with eating, alcohol, prescription medication and mental health issues. If you have struggled with substances or believe you may have an addiction; have problems with eating whether binging, bulimia, have had or are thinking of weight loss surgery*; and/or if you suffer from a mood disorder, I may be able to provide tools to support you in facilitating balance in mind, body and spirit. *Weight loss surgery is a specialty as I have been working in this field since 2001. I am certified in Telebehavioral Health and practice is HIPAA compliant.
I work with individuals who struggle with challenges associated with eating, alcohol, prescription medication and mental health issues. If you have struggled with substances or believe you may have an addiction; have problems with eating whether binging, bulimia, have had or are thinking of weight loss surgery*; and/or if you suffer from a mood disorder, I may be able to provide tools to support you in facilitating balance in mind, body and spirit. *Weight loss surgery is a specialty as I have been working in this field since 2001. I am certified in Telebehavioral Health and practice is HIPAA compliant.
(551) 209-2250 View (551) 209-2250
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Anthony Lauricella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is an act of courage. Finding the right person to work with can take time. I will assist you with the process. I spend time answering questions you might have about psychotherapy and work to ensure that we develop a positive therapeutic alliance through empathy, compassion, respect, and care. I believe that psychotherapy should be a growth-enhancing process. Growth can be a slower process than we desire and is not always easy but afterwards, I hope that you have a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Psychotherapy is an act of courage. Finding the right person to work with can take time. I will assist you with the process. I spend time answering questions you might have about psychotherapy and work to ensure that we develop a positive therapeutic alliance through empathy, compassion, respect, and care. I believe that psychotherapy should be a growth-enhancing process. Growth can be a slower process than we desire and is not always easy but afterwards, I hope that you have a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(631) 731-4003 View (631) 731-4003
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Breann Polidore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I am a Licensed Social Worker and have a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. I received my Bachelors in Family and Child Studies from Montclair State University, and my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. I have experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and families in various mental health settings. My therapeutic model combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I understand that all clients come from different backgrounds, and therefore believe in using techniques that are specific and accommodating to individual clients.
I am a Licensed Social Worker and have a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. I received my Bachelors in Family and Child Studies from Montclair State University, and my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. I have experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and families in various mental health settings. My therapeutic model combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I understand that all clients come from different backgrounds, and therefore believe in using techniques that are specific and accommodating to individual clients.
(551) 266-5518 View (551) 266-5518
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Amanda Pollifrone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, NCSP, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
I am a licensed therapist passionate about helping others develop self-understanding, insight, and leadership over their lives. Within the therapeutic relationship, my primary focus is on consistency, trust, and safety. Building from there, I love to help others access a mindful life of self-acceptance and self-compassion.
I am a licensed therapist passionate about helping others develop self-understanding, insight, and leadership over their lives. Within the therapeutic relationship, my primary focus is on consistency, trust, and safety. Building from there, I love to help others access a mindful life of self-acceptance and self-compassion.
(201) 733-3677 View (201) 733-3677
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Christian Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Are you feeling stuck with negative intrusive thoughts and feelings? Perfectionist?Relationship issues? Trauma? My counseling technique is from Christian perspective, using a variety of helpful resources to fit you personally. Including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR.
Are you feeling stuck with negative intrusive thoughts and feelings? Perfectionist?Relationship issues? Trauma? My counseling technique is from Christian perspective, using a variety of helpful resources to fit you personally. Including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR.
(201) 818-1234 View (201) 818-1234
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Lauren Pearl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Thank you for your interest in my services. There are many different layers to our lives and relationships. Sometimes we experience stressors, life transitions, and interpersonal issues which can be challenging to deal with on our own. Seeking help takes strength and is the first step. I am here to help you through such difficulties, and to give you comfort, support, effective techniques, and professional guidance where you feel you need it most. Clients have experienced great success and relief whether it's been through learning to reconnect with a partner, improving self-esteem, managing difficult family relationships, etc.
Thank you for your interest in my services. There are many different layers to our lives and relationships. Sometimes we experience stressors, life transitions, and interpersonal issues which can be challenging to deal with on our own. Seeking help takes strength and is the first step. I am here to help you through such difficulties, and to give you comfort, support, effective techniques, and professional guidance where you feel you need it most. Clients have experienced great success and relief whether it's been through learning to reconnect with a partner, improving self-esteem, managing difficult family relationships, etc.
(201) 389-8268 View (201) 389-8268
Nicole Kangley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Ramsey, NJ 07446
People's lives are shaped not as much by their experiences but rather by how they perceive their experiences. "When we change how we look at things, the things we look at change" Wayne Dyer. By expanding what is assumed, expected or believed people become able to change how they experience life. As thinking changes for the positive even challenges can be experienced as an opportunity for growth. Experience includes clinical supervisor for adolescent inpatient program, developed and coordinated adolescent partial hospital program, clinician for adult and adolescent intensive outpatient group for addiction and psychiatric issues.
People's lives are shaped not as much by their experiences but rather by how they perceive their experiences. "When we change how we look at things, the things we look at change" Wayne Dyer. By expanding what is assumed, expected or believed people become able to change how they experience life. As thinking changes for the positive even challenges can be experienced as an opportunity for growth. Experience includes clinical supervisor for adolescent inpatient program, developed and coordinated adolescent partial hospital program, clinician for adult and adolescent intensive outpatient group for addiction and psychiatric issues.
(551) 209-1947 View (551) 209-1947
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ramsey, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Ramsey, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
69% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ramsey, NJ see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ramsey?

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.