Therapists in Rockaway, NJ

Photo of Kristin Far Anxiety Ocd Depression, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Far Anxiety Ocd Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
I specialize in OCD, Anxiety & Depression. I help individuals who are stuck in a cycle of worrying and getting more caught up in preventing fears from coming true rather than actually living their lives. Are you struggling with constant thoughts about the “what ifs” or worst case scenarios in your life? Are there things that you have to do in a certain way or else it doesn’t feel right or it feels like something bad will happen? You may try to find relief and answers to your fears by searching the internet for hours or even asking for reassurance from your friends, significant other, and family constantly.
I specialize in OCD, Anxiety & Depression. I help individuals who are stuck in a cycle of worrying and getting more caught up in preventing fears from coming true rather than actually living their lives. Are you struggling with constant thoughts about the “what ifs” or worst case scenarios in your life? Are there things that you have to do in a certain way or else it doesn’t feel right or it feels like something bad will happen? You may try to find relief and answers to your fears by searching the internet for hours or even asking for reassurance from your friends, significant other, and family constantly.
(973) 836-5041 View (973) 836-5041
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Theresa Mulroony
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Often, people seek therapy because they may struggle with decision making, anxiety, depression or other matters which can negatively impact their quality of life. My focus is on helping clients uncover the root of their problems and work through them in therapy in order to live happy, productive lives and maintain positive relationships with others. Using therapeutic techniques rooted in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, my goal is to build trust with clients and provide a safe environment to foster significant growth.
Often, people seek therapy because they may struggle with decision making, anxiety, depression or other matters which can negatively impact their quality of life. My focus is on helping clients uncover the root of their problems and work through them in therapy in order to live happy, productive lives and maintain positive relationships with others. Using therapeutic techniques rooted in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, my goal is to build trust with clients and provide a safe environment to foster significant growth.
(973) 281-4647 View (973) 281-4647
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Cptsd And Insecure Attachment Recovery Kelly Skovron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Do you find yourself grappling with the aftermath of challenging experiences? Are you caught in cycles of thought, emotion, or behavior that hinder your relationships? Embarking on this journey of healing can seem intimidating, but therapy offers a supportive compass as you navigate toward a more enriching life. At Feelings Forward Wellness, we foster an environment free of judgment, where you can gain insight into your struggles and discover strategies for surmounting them.
Do you find yourself grappling with the aftermath of challenging experiences? Are you caught in cycles of thought, emotion, or behavior that hinder your relationships? Embarking on this journey of healing can seem intimidating, but therapy offers a supportive compass as you navigate toward a more enriching life. At Feelings Forward Wellness, we foster an environment free of judgment, where you can gain insight into your struggles and discover strategies for surmounting them.
(732) 365-3196 View (732) 365-3196
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Bilingual Counseling NJ, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Bienvenidos y Bienvenidas a mi consultorio. Será un placer tener la oportunidad de ofrecerles mis servicios terapeuticos. Mis servicios de salud mental incluyen tratamiento para la depression, ansiedad, perdidas (divorcio, muerte de un ser querido, etc), violencia doméstica, problemas de enojo, problemas de pareja/matrimonio o familiar y otros tipos que implican la salud mental. Ofrezco servicios a niños, adolescentes, adultos, parejas, familias y personas mayores de edad. Tambien ofrezco servicios para el tratamiento del abuso del alcohol y otras sustancias/drogas.
Bienvenidos y Bienvenidas a mi consultorio. Será un placer tener la oportunidad de ofrecerles mis servicios terapeuticos. Mis servicios de salud mental incluyen tratamiento para la depression, ansiedad, perdidas (divorcio, muerte de un ser querido, etc), violencia doméstica, problemas de enojo, problemas de pareja/matrimonio o familiar y otros tipos que implican la salud mental. Ofrezco servicios a niños, adolescentes, adultos, parejas, familias y personas mayores de edad. Tambien ofrezco servicios para el tratamiento del abuso del alcohol y otras sustancias/drogas.
(973) 566-5971 View (973) 566-5971
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Racquel Rivero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I specialize in working with children (ages 3+), adolescents, teens, and adults. My focus is on helping individuals build upon their strengths and gain insight into the areas of their lives that they desire to change. I believe that the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment are the building blocks that help me guide others in their personal growth and goal attainment. I strive to provide a caring, motivating, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to explore any issues they bring to counseling.
I specialize in working with children (ages 3+), adolescents, teens, and adults. My focus is on helping individuals build upon their strengths and gain insight into the areas of their lives that they desire to change. I believe that the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment are the building blocks that help me guide others in their personal growth and goal attainment. I strive to provide a caring, motivating, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to explore any issues they bring to counseling.
(973) 833-3422 View (973) 833-3422
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Pamela Sukoneck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
My focus is working with children, adolescents and adults during a difficult time in their life by utilizing an empathic approach. Whether you are struggling with issues related to the recent pandemic, psychosocial stressors, medical illness, depression, anxiety, or school related concerns I am here to help. Trust is an important component of a successful therapeutic relationship. By providing a safe and calm environment I am able to assist clients and their families to gain insight and appropriate coping skills and strategies for a successful life.
My focus is working with children, adolescents and adults during a difficult time in their life by utilizing an empathic approach. Whether you are struggling with issues related to the recent pandemic, psychosocial stressors, medical illness, depression, anxiety, or school related concerns I am here to help. Trust is an important component of a successful therapeutic relationship. By providing a safe and calm environment I am able to assist clients and their families to gain insight and appropriate coping skills and strategies for a successful life.
(973) 453-0187 View (973) 453-0187
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Ascend Treatment and Wellness Center, LLC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Ascend Treatment and Wellness Center provides high quality, affordable, evidence-based assessment and outpatient treatment services for individuals and families who are dealing with addiction, mental health, co-occurring or behavioral disorders. Individual counseling, family therapy, focused group therapy and psychiatric evaluations are provided by licensed and trained professionals who offer a wide array of treatment techniques to address the needs of our clients. Ascend offers clients struggling with substance use and mental health disorders a blend of customized services tailored to each person’s unique needs.
Ascend Treatment and Wellness Center provides high quality, affordable, evidence-based assessment and outpatient treatment services for individuals and families who are dealing with addiction, mental health, co-occurring or behavioral disorders. Individual counseling, family therapy, focused group therapy and psychiatric evaluations are provided by licensed and trained professionals who offer a wide array of treatment techniques to address the needs of our clients. Ascend offers clients struggling with substance use and mental health disorders a blend of customized services tailored to each person’s unique needs.
(973) 988-2155 View (973) 988-2155
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Tara Donatiello
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Is your child or teen going through a difficult time? Are you feeling challenged by their emotional responses and/ or behaviors? I'm here to help. I specialize in working with children ages 4 to 14 with anxiety, ADHD and behavioral concerns, as well as providing support to their parents. My aim is to provide a safe, caring environment where my clients feel comfortable to explore their feelings and any challenges they may be experiencing. I aspire to help my clients develop effective coping skills, as well as the resilience to face whatever obstacles life may bring along.
Is your child or teen going through a difficult time? Are you feeling challenged by their emotional responses and/ or behaviors? I'm here to help. I specialize in working with children ages 4 to 14 with anxiety, ADHD and behavioral concerns, as well as providing support to their parents. My aim is to provide a safe, caring environment where my clients feel comfortable to explore their feelings and any challenges they may be experiencing. I aspire to help my clients develop effective coping skills, as well as the resilience to face whatever obstacles life may bring along.
(973) 834-5394 View (973) 834-5394
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Tracey Telehealth Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DRCC, CCS
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears and hurts, and help them to experience healing and restoration. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified clinical supervisor. Much of my work involves working with a diverse population in a state psychiatric hospital setting I currently provide academic instruction for graduate students at both Rutgers University School of Social Work and Aurora University.
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears and hurts, and help them to experience healing and restoration. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified clinical supervisor. Much of my work involves working with a diverse population in a state psychiatric hospital setting I currently provide academic instruction for graduate students at both Rutgers University School of Social Work and Aurora University.
(973) 453-0735 View (973) 453-0735
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Kristin A Burden
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
Kristin A. Burden is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey. Kristin has experience working with trauma clients and anger management. Kristin has worked with clients from various backgrounds. Sessions are offered via telehealth from the comfort of your own home.
Kristin A. Burden is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey. Kristin has experience working with trauma clients and anger management. Kristin has worked with clients from various backgrounds. Sessions are offered via telehealth from the comfort of your own home.
(973) 381-8825 View (973) 381-8825
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Amy Rossi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Utilizing a client-centered, psychodynamic approach I work with adults who are experiencing relationship issues, life transition issues, trauma and abuse. I provide an empathetic, supportive approach using cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness exercises to help reduce anxiety.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Utilizing a client-centered, psychodynamic approach I work with adults who are experiencing relationship issues, life transition issues, trauma and abuse. I provide an empathetic, supportive approach using cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness exercises to help reduce anxiety.
(862) 325-5178 View (862) 325-5178
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Lee Ann Cianci-Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I am Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with addiction, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. . I believe that people can and do recover from addiction and mental health issues and that each person's journey to recovery is different. I believe that every person already has what they need within them to make the changes they desire and that my role is to help them to identify and utilize these inherent strengths to help them reach their goals.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with addiction, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. . I believe that people can and do recover from addiction and mental health issues and that each person's journey to recovery is different. I believe that every person already has what they need within them to make the changes they desire and that my role is to help them to identify and utilize these inherent strengths to help them reach their goals.
(973) 784-8699 View (973) 784-8699
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Edythe B. Holzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Help - Hope - Change...When life's challenges present themselves, it is valuable to explore and examine solutions in a caring and supportive atmosphere. In our complex world, many problems confront us - isolation, family issues, life changes, substance abuse, illness (cancer), grief. I have dealt professionally with the issues mentioned above as well as many other areas. By working together we can move to resolve some of the challenging issues you are facing. I view each individual as a unique person with concerns that are theirs to work through and solve.
Help - Hope - Change...When life's challenges present themselves, it is valuable to explore and examine solutions in a caring and supportive atmosphere. In our complex world, many problems confront us - isolation, family issues, life changes, substance abuse, illness (cancer), grief. I have dealt professionally with the issues mentioned above as well as many other areas. By working together we can move to resolve some of the challenging issues you are facing. I view each individual as a unique person with concerns that are theirs to work through and solve.
(973) 813-7044 View (973) 813-7044
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Jeanette F Bouroult
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I am a practicing psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and parents in both educational and mental health settings. Having earned a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in psychology, I have a distinct perspective of the whole person within broad contexts. I pride myself on my ability to establish comfortable and trusting relationships.
I am a practicing psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and parents in both educational and mental health settings. Having earned a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in psychology, I have a distinct perspective of the whole person within broad contexts. I pride myself on my ability to establish comfortable and trusting relationships.
(973) 846-9143 View (973) 846-9143
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Taylor Masino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey and the owner of Aligned Counseling Center. I created this private therapy practice to provide the highest quality care to individuals and families in need of support. Throughout my career, I have worked with people from all backgrounds. There is one thing they all have in common- the need for an unbiased person to listen and support them without judgement. The challenges of life - family, finances, relationships, careers - can have a major impact on our mood, perspective and daily functioning.
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey and the owner of Aligned Counseling Center. I created this private therapy practice to provide the highest quality care to individuals and families in need of support. Throughout my career, I have worked with people from all backgrounds. There is one thing they all have in common- the need for an unbiased person to listen and support them without judgement. The challenges of life - family, finances, relationships, careers - can have a major impact on our mood, perspective and daily functioning.
(862) 362-1920 View (862) 362-1920
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Linda McGovern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, ACS, CCATP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Have you or your child been struggling with stress , anxiety or low frustration tolerance?Have you found it difficult to maintain positive relationships, be productive in your day to day life or make simple decisions? Through therapy, I hope to help you gain insight into what is driving these feelings, cope with them more effectively and build upon your strengths to grow and be a better you. I will strive to ensure that you feel supported enough to share openly and honestly and challenge yourself to work on the areas in your life that you are seeking to improve.
Have you or your child been struggling with stress , anxiety or low frustration tolerance?Have you found it difficult to maintain positive relationships, be productive in your day to day life or make simple decisions? Through therapy, I hope to help you gain insight into what is driving these feelings, cope with them more effectively and build upon your strengths to grow and be a better you. I will strive to ensure that you feel supported enough to share openly and honestly and challenge yourself to work on the areas in your life that you are seeking to improve.
(973) 510-0693 View (973) 510-0693
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Meghan Stanford
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to therapy! My goal when entering a therapeutic relationship is to provide a safe, inclusive and nonjudgmental space to support you as you tell your story. Everyone’s journey through the healing process looks different and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I utilize an eclectic style to my therapeutic approach to support each individual and their unique needs. This includes person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens and adults.
Welcome to therapy! My goal when entering a therapeutic relationship is to provide a safe, inclusive and nonjudgmental space to support you as you tell your story. Everyone’s journey through the healing process looks different and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I utilize an eclectic style to my therapeutic approach to support each individual and their unique needs. This includes person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens and adults.
(973) 658-5644 View (973) 658-5644
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Anthony Polito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I have been in the behavioral health field for over twenty years and have seen time and again that addiction and mental health issues are a complex interaction of biology, psychological makeup, environmental influences and social factors. In short, mental health and addiction issues are complicated to understand and difficult to treat. Yet while treating individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, I have witnessed the best in the human spirit and have seen countless people develop the skills they need to recover and go on to lead fulfilling and contented lives.
I have been in the behavioral health field for over twenty years and have seen time and again that addiction and mental health issues are a complex interaction of biology, psychological makeup, environmental influences and social factors. In short, mental health and addiction issues are complicated to understand and difficult to treat. Yet while treating individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, I have witnessed the best in the human spirit and have seen countless people develop the skills they need to recover and go on to lead fulfilling and contented lives.
(973) 850-4010 View (973) 850-4010
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Heather Batten - Holistic Trauma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
You’re overwhelmed. Despite all you do, you feel unsupported and unfulfilled. You’re overburdened and under-appreciated by your partner. You know you were put on this planet for more than endless laundry folding. Where did you go wrong? You were filled with such hope and abilities a few years ago. Even an invitation to go out with your girlfriends feels like a chore. It’s hard to be present with your family while it feels like your life is slipping away. Your self-help books lie in a heap on your nightstand. Your friends seem to have it all together – Why are you so stuck?
You’re overwhelmed. Despite all you do, you feel unsupported and unfulfilled. You’re overburdened and under-appreciated by your partner. You know you were put on this planet for more than endless laundry folding. Where did you go wrong? You were filled with such hope and abilities a few years ago. Even an invitation to go out with your girlfriends feels like a chore. It’s hard to be present with your family while it feels like your life is slipping away. Your self-help books lie in a heap on your nightstand. Your friends seem to have it all together – Why are you so stuck?
(973) 721-9989 View (973) 721-9989
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Margaret Sunny Devine
Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I became a therapist to help people… what most of us say. Through out my career I quickly realized I was becoming the therapist I wish I had. I strive to keep a warm and welcoming environment that allows me to build a strong rapport with each client. The space is yours, the time is yours, and as your therapist I will work to help you make goals and strive to meet them at your pace.
I became a therapist to help people… what most of us say. Through out my career I quickly realized I was becoming the therapist I wish I had. I strive to keep a warm and welcoming environment that allows me to build a strong rapport with each client. The space is yours, the time is yours, and as your therapist I will work to help you make goals and strive to meet them at your pace.
(973) 506-2545 View (973) 506-2545

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rockaway, NJ

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rockaway, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
91% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
77% Grief
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
53% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Rockaway, NJ see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rockaway?

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.