Therapists in Somerset County, NJ

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Photo of Lori Schreuders-Meyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Lori Schreuders-Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warren, NJ 07059
Whether I am working with a child or an adult, my primary goal is to help to create a safe space for them to identify, explore and manage the emotions and behaviors that are impeding their potential for living a healthier and happy life. I have extensive training and experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Though often feeling depleted and unrecognized, I have seen, untapped, and helped to recover incredible strengths in my clients. Much of my work begins with identifying and supporting those strengths in an effort to overcome and heal from the issues that are creating challenges in their lives.
Whether I am working with a child or an adult, my primary goal is to help to create a safe space for them to identify, explore and manage the emotions and behaviors that are impeding their potential for living a healthier and happy life. I have extensive training and experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Though often feeling depleted and unrecognized, I have seen, untapped, and helped to recover incredible strengths in my clients. Much of my work begins with identifying and supporting those strengths in an effort to overcome and heal from the issues that are creating challenges in their lives.
(908) 500-1544 View (908) 500-1544
Photo of Natalie A Kurzeja, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Natalie A Kurzeja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peapack, NJ 07977
Hope gives you strength, encouragement, peace and the ability to press on and move forward. Without it we feel stuck, depressed and even hopeless. I can help foster positive growth in your life, help you see that change really is possible, and that there is always hope.
Hope gives you strength, encouragement, peace and the ability to press on and move forward. Without it we feel stuck, depressed and even hopeless. I can help foster positive growth in your life, help you see that change really is possible, and that there is always hope.
(908) 328-7836 View (908) 328-7836
Photo of Meredith M Keller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Somerset County, NJ
Meredith M Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
We specialize in helping people improve their intimate relationships. What makes us different is: our therapists are experts in working with couples and individuals on relationship issues. In session, we act as a neutral third party helping you and your partner to navigate your way through tricky situations. Ultimately, this arrangement transforms your marriage into be a place where you can talk about anything with your partner. If you are ready to do whatever it takes to create a healthier, happier relationship, you should start with us.
We specialize in helping people improve their intimate relationships. What makes us different is: our therapists are experts in working with couples and individuals on relationship issues. In session, we act as a neutral third party helping you and your partner to navigate your way through tricky situations. Ultimately, this arrangement transforms your marriage into be a place where you can talk about anything with your partner. If you are ready to do whatever it takes to create a healthier, happier relationship, you should start with us.
(908) 977-6067 View (908) 977-6067
Photo of Julia Ferris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Julia Ferris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
Accepting new clients. Welcome. I am a very firm believer that my clients are the experts of themselves and I am privileged to be a part of your growth and transformation. I strive to provide a warm, safe space for all and bring my genuine self to all sessions. I am a big believer of connection through humor when appropriate. My sessions include compassionate direct feedback, encouragement of new thought patterns, and curiosity rather than assumptions of your experience. I am excited to learn about my clients and collaborate on their next steps in life.
Accepting new clients. Welcome. I am a very firm believer that my clients are the experts of themselves and I am privileged to be a part of your growth and transformation. I strive to provide a warm, safe space for all and bring my genuine self to all sessions. I am a big believer of connection through humor when appropriate. My sessions include compassionate direct feedback, encouragement of new thought patterns, and curiosity rather than assumptions of your experience. I am excited to learn about my clients and collaborate on their next steps in life.
(908) 774-9732 x500 View (908) 774-9732 x500
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Stephanie Haymaker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Warren, NJ 07059  (Online Only)
I believe that psychotherapy is a process that affords the opportunity to reflect on what is and what is not working in your life. My approach is tailored to the individual. I will take an active role in working to identify what your issues are and what may be helpful to address them. The therapeutic relationship is a central part of my work and I emphasize creating a safe and comfortable environment in which self-exploration may flourish. My patients find me to be accessible, easy to talk to, and well-equipped to accompany them on their therapuetic journey.
I believe that psychotherapy is a process that affords the opportunity to reflect on what is and what is not working in your life. My approach is tailored to the individual. I will take an active role in working to identify what your issues are and what may be helpful to address them. The therapeutic relationship is a central part of my work and I emphasize creating a safe and comfortable environment in which self-exploration may flourish. My patients find me to be accessible, easy to talk to, and well-equipped to accompany them on their therapuetic journey.
(908) 520-0577 View (908) 520-0577
Photo of Christine Peters, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Devon Lawrence
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Hi, I’m Devon! I am a Licensed Associate Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents. Recognizing that you may be struggling and asking for help can be one of the hardest things to do, and it takes a great deal of strength to do so. As a therapist, I will strive to help you to continue to bring out your inner strengths as you navigate these struggles as well as teach you helpful coping skills for navigating the variety of challenges life can throw at us! I strive to make sessions feel as safe and as comfortable as possible, as well as build trust in the therapeutic relationship.
Hi, I’m Devon! I am a Licensed Associate Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents. Recognizing that you may be struggling and asking for help can be one of the hardest things to do, and it takes a great deal of strength to do so. As a therapist, I will strive to help you to continue to bring out your inner strengths as you navigate these struggles as well as teach you helpful coping skills for navigating the variety of challenges life can throw at us! I strive to make sessions feel as safe and as comfortable as possible, as well as build trust in the therapeutic relationship.
(908) 946-2945 View (908) 946-2945
Photo of Yenda Reyes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Yenda Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in New Jersey. I received my Masters from Rutgers University and have been practicing for about 5 years. I have experience in helping individuals learn positive coping skills and strategies that can help to improve their mental and emotional well-being. I work with my clients on identifying self-care activities and positive coping skills, in addition to understanding their strengths and weaknesses.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in New Jersey. I received my Masters from Rutgers University and have been practicing for about 5 years. I have experience in helping individuals learn positive coping skills and strategies that can help to improve their mental and emotional well-being. I work with my clients on identifying self-care activities and positive coping skills, in addition to understanding their strengths and weaknesses.
(862) 305-8502 View (862) 305-8502
Photo of Shelby J Bauer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Shelby J Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Warren, NJ 07059
If you are struggling to cope with everyday life challenges that seem insurmountable, I would like to help you navigate these feelings and create a path forward with confidence and optimism. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s degree from New York University, I've had a broad range of clinical experience in my more than 10 years of practice in the field of psychotherapy. I work with individuals of all ages and specialize in adolescents, adults and families that may be struggling with depression and anxiety due to traumatic life events.
If you are struggling to cope with everyday life challenges that seem insurmountable, I would like to help you navigate these feelings and create a path forward with confidence and optimism. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s degree from New York University, I've had a broad range of clinical experience in my more than 10 years of practice in the field of psychotherapy. I work with individuals of all ages and specialize in adolescents, adults and families that may be struggling with depression and anxiety due to traumatic life events.
(848) 400-4293 View (848) 400-4293
Photo of Richard Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Somerset County, NJ
Richard Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Richard is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). Richard has over eight years of experience working with a wide range of adults and families in the mental health field settings at the Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Residential, Intensive In-Community Settings. Richard has experience with various issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Grief, Stress, Substance Abuse, Peer Relationships, Anger Management, Men’s Issues, and Domestic Violence.
Richard is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). Richard has over eight years of experience working with a wide range of adults and families in the mental health field settings at the Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Residential, Intensive In-Community Settings. Richard has experience with various issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Grief, Stress, Substance Abuse, Peer Relationships, Anger Management, Men’s Issues, and Domestic Violence.
(908) 867-9023 View (908) 867-9023
Photo of Jim Mastrich, Psychologist in Somerset County, NJ
Jim Mastrich
Psychologist, EdD, LCADC
Verified Verified
Kingston, NJ 08528
I take a down-to-earth, respectful approach to my work with individuals and couples. My purpose is to help people get out of their own way and move towards making their personal goals and dreams a reality. I specialize in a broad range of clinical and performance issues including sport psychology, relationship and communication skills, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse problems. The topics of my books range from addressing codependency and parenting issues to making a case for using sports as a medium for developing character and integrity in boys.
I take a down-to-earth, respectful approach to my work with individuals and couples. My purpose is to help people get out of their own way and move towards making their personal goals and dreams a reality. I specialize in a broad range of clinical and performance issues including sport psychology, relationship and communication skills, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse problems. The topics of my books range from addressing codependency and parenting issues to making a case for using sports as a medium for developing character and integrity in boys.
(609) 921-3665 View (609) 921-3665
Photo of Samuel Parton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Photo of Ellie Fuentes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Somerset County, NJ
Ellie Fuentes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
​I consider my work to be a privilege. I create a safe, trusting atmosphere while helping clients uncover key insights that lead to personal growth and greater clarity. I focus on improving my clients' relationships with themselves, their family, significant others and friends. Throughout the therapeutic process, I encourage my clients to think about themselves in new ways, while talking about feelings and thoughts that we usually hold at a distance. I will work with you to understand how your past is affecting your current situation and get to the bottom of your issues, for achieving deep, lasting changes.
​I consider my work to be a privilege. I create a safe, trusting atmosphere while helping clients uncover key insights that lead to personal growth and greater clarity. I focus on improving my clients' relationships with themselves, their family, significant others and friends. Throughout the therapeutic process, I encourage my clients to think about themselves in new ways, while talking about feelings and thoughts that we usually hold at a distance. I will work with you to understand how your past is affecting your current situation and get to the bottom of your issues, for achieving deep, lasting changes.
(862) 280-0225 View (862) 280-0225
Photo of Michaela D'Urso, Pre-Licensed Professional in Somerset County, NJ
Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Photo of Soumya Madabhushi, Psychologist in Somerset County, NJ
Soumya Madabhushi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerset, NJ 08873  (Online Only)
The world can be a beautiful and wondrous place that offers adventure and exciting challenges, but is also often difficult and filled with losses, struggles, and traumas. I believe that each of us has the capacity to heal, grow, and thrive. You may be feeling turned around and stuck, perhaps as a result of chronic stress, difficult relationships, loss, oppression, and traumatic events. OR you may be doing well and looking to deepen your connections to self and others. Wherever you are in your journey, I am dedicated to providing you with a safe space, keen clinical judgment, and compassionate honesty to help you achieve your goals.
The world can be a beautiful and wondrous place that offers adventure and exciting challenges, but is also often difficult and filled with losses, struggles, and traumas. I believe that each of us has the capacity to heal, grow, and thrive. You may be feeling turned around and stuck, perhaps as a result of chronic stress, difficult relationships, loss, oppression, and traumatic events. OR you may be doing well and looking to deepen your connections to self and others. Wherever you are in your journey, I am dedicated to providing you with a safe space, keen clinical judgment, and compassionate honesty to help you achieve your goals.
(848) 244-8068 View (848) 244-8068
Photo of Debra G Salzman, Psychologist in Somerset County, NJ
Debra G Salzman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and have been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for over 25 years. I strive to help individuals, couples and families meet their individual goals, reducing distress and anxiety, managing life's challenges, decreasing conflict, improving mood and increasing productivity. Therapy is a collaborative process in which individuals learn skills to incorporate into their lives, in order to see change and achieve goals that are desired. I lecture extensively throughout the area to school districts and at state and local conferences.
I am a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and have been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for over 25 years. I strive to help individuals, couples and families meet their individual goals, reducing distress and anxiety, managing life's challenges, decreasing conflict, improving mood and increasing productivity. Therapy is a collaborative process in which individuals learn skills to incorporate into their lives, in order to see change and achieve goals that are desired. I lecture extensively throughout the area to school districts and at state and local conferences.
(848) 246-1938 View (848) 246-1938
Photo of Hughes Integrative Mental Health Care, Licensed Professional Counselor in Somerset County, NJ
Hughes Integrative Mental Health Care
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Somerset, NJ 08873  (Online Only)
Wellness, self-care, and learning how to improve life in many areas are key factors to better mental health. Unique areas that I have experience helping people through counseling services are: stress, career/work-related transitions, self-awareness, and lifestyle issues that impact adolescents, and young and older adults. Additionally, I work with a team of mental health care professionals who address racial and social justice concerns that impact mental wellbeing. Culturally-informed and individualized to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, study skills, anger, identity security, and self-esteem.
Wellness, self-care, and learning how to improve life in many areas are key factors to better mental health. Unique areas that I have experience helping people through counseling services are: stress, career/work-related transitions, self-awareness, and lifestyle issues that impact adolescents, and young and older adults. Additionally, I work with a team of mental health care professionals who address racial and social justice concerns that impact mental wellbeing. Culturally-informed and individualized to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, study skills, anger, identity security, and self-esteem.
(848) 233-3985 View (848) 233-3985
Photo of Christine Peters, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Photo of Jennifer Furey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Somerset County, NJ
Jennifer Furey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Hello! I am a highly caring and skilled professional dedicated to helping my clients work through their worries, struggles and pain to achieve healthier, more successful and enjoyable lives. I work with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and depression so that they can be their best selves. I assist couples in moving from unhappy and dissatisfying relationships to ones with more love and intimacy. I provide parents with extra tools and support so they can take even better care of their children. I help divorcees not just survive but move through their divorce with dignity and be better positioned for a more fulfilling life.
Hello! I am a highly caring and skilled professional dedicated to helping my clients work through their worries, struggles and pain to achieve healthier, more successful and enjoyable lives. I work with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and depression so that they can be their best selves. I assist couples in moving from unhappy and dissatisfying relationships to ones with more love and intimacy. I provide parents with extra tools and support so they can take even better care of their children. I help divorcees not just survive but move through their divorce with dignity and be better positioned for a more fulfilling life.
(609) 917-7181 View (609) 917-7181
Photo of Rikki Lyn McCarthy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Somerset County, NJ
Rikki Lyn McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ExAT
Verified Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
I am so glad you've decided to attend therapy. No matter if your challenges are deeper traumas and healing or just an honest attempt to improve stress management, you are welcome with me. We work collaboratively to generate individualized goals and healthy habits catered to your specific needs and lifestyle. Depending on your preference, you can anticipate comfortable talk therapy or expressive arts therapies to help you along. It is my intention to help you achieve and thrive regardless of the task(s) at hand.
I am so glad you've decided to attend therapy. No matter if your challenges are deeper traumas and healing or just an honest attempt to improve stress management, you are welcome with me. We work collaboratively to generate individualized goals and healthy habits catered to your specific needs and lifestyle. Depending on your preference, you can anticipate comfortable talk therapy or expressive arts therapies to help you along. It is my intention to help you achieve and thrive regardless of the task(s) at hand.
(848) 301-2162 View (848) 301-2162

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Number of Therapists in Somerset County, NJ

800+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Somerset County, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Somerset County, NJ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Somerset County?

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.