Therapists in South Bound Brook, NJ

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Clara Pak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880  (Online Only)
I have experience working in Community-Based, Outpatient, and hospital mental health settings as a licensed professional counselor. I am currently at Eastern University for a Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy studies for a further degree. I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and older adults to assist them in developing and finding healthy coping skills when dealing with stressors, including life transitions. My areas of expertise and special interest include depression, anxiety, coping skills, interpersonal conflict, racial identity, and stress management.
I have experience working in Community-Based, Outpatient, and hospital mental health settings as a licensed professional counselor. I am currently at Eastern University for a Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy studies for a further degree. I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and older adults to assist them in developing and finding healthy coping skills when dealing with stressors, including life transitions. My areas of expertise and special interest include depression, anxiety, coping skills, interpersonal conflict, racial identity, and stress management.
(732) 896-9078 View (732) 896-9078
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Gurlynn Singh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Hi there and welcome to my little corner on the internet! I'm Gurlynn, a Licensed Associate Counselor, and I've been in the field for 5+ years. After working as a patient advocate for a number of years, I wanted to further my understanding of guiding individuals through their struggles. I went to Argosy University and earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some of the areas I focus in include working with individuals through their cultural identity, relationship and work stressors, life transitions, self-worth, and developing communication, coping, and social skills.
Hi there and welcome to my little corner on the internet! I'm Gurlynn, a Licensed Associate Counselor, and I've been in the field for 5+ years. After working as a patient advocate for a number of years, I wanted to further my understanding of guiding individuals through their struggles. I went to Argosy University and earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some of the areas I focus in include working with individuals through their cultural identity, relationship and work stressors, life transitions, self-worth, and developing communication, coping, and social skills.
(908) 895-6984 View (908) 895-6984
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Rita Mensah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Rita Mensah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Rita also has additional training in play therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, school avoidance, and traditional cognitive behavioral therapy. Rita has a significant amount of experience in various settings in the behavioral health field. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach is compassionate, warm, caring, and supportive.
Rita Mensah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Rita also has additional training in play therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, school avoidance, and traditional cognitive behavioral therapy. Rita has a significant amount of experience in various settings in the behavioral health field. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach is compassionate, warm, caring, and supportive.
(732) 592-3734 View (732) 592-3734
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Gilbey Reilly
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Gilbey Reilly is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. While in the mental health field, Gilbey has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages with a variety of life experiences and cultural backgrounds. Her goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel validated and supported. This foundation creates room for you to comfortably explore your thoughts and feelings in order to work towards your personal therapeutic goals.
Gilbey Reilly is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. While in the mental health field, Gilbey has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages with a variety of life experiences and cultural backgrounds. Her goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel validated and supported. This foundation creates room for you to comfortably explore your thoughts and feelings in order to work towards your personal therapeutic goals.
(908) 774-8646 View (908) 774-8646
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Joseph Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Joseph Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2006. He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Joseph believes in a treatment philosophy that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and strength based. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys skiing, riding motorcycles, hiking, and being with family.
Joseph Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2006. He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Joseph believes in a treatment philosophy that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and strength based. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys skiing, riding motorcycles, hiking, and being with family.
(732) 217-7540 View (732) 217-7540
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Rebecca Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Rebecca Burns is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of New Jersey. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's degree from Fordham University. She later went on to receive her Masters in Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Rebecca is trained and certified in cognitive-based therapies, including CBT and TF-CBT.
Rebecca Burns is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of New Jersey. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's degree from Fordham University. She later went on to receive her Masters in Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Rebecca is trained and certified in cognitive-based therapies, including CBT and TF-CBT.
(732) 686-6074 View (732) 686-6074
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Terri Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Terri Hunter, LPC Terri Hunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2016. She has an M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Caldwell University and a B.A. in Psychology from Bloomfield College. Terri helps clients gain a better understanding of themselves, their goals, and provides them with a safe non-judgmental place to help them develop healthy communication skills to improve their relationships. In her spare time, Terri enjoys painting, writing poetry, spending time with her son and traveling.
Terri Hunter, LPC Terri Hunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2016. She has an M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Caldwell University and a B.A. in Psychology from Bloomfield College. Terri helps clients gain a better understanding of themselves, their goals, and provides them with a safe non-judgmental place to help them develop healthy communication skills to improve their relationships. In her spare time, Terri enjoys painting, writing poetry, spending time with her son and traveling.
(732) 889-5975 View (732) 889-5975
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Jessica Glassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Jessica Glassman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work in 2009. Jessica has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings. She utilizes various treatment modalities, including CBT, solution focused, trauma informed, and attachment-based therapies. Jessica's approach is relaxed and patient, with the goal of encouraging the individual to be as authentic as possible, in an affirming and safe environment. Outside of work, Jessica is a drummer, foodie, and likes working out and yoga.
Jessica Glassman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work in 2009. Jessica has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings. She utilizes various treatment modalities, including CBT, solution focused, trauma informed, and attachment-based therapies. Jessica's approach is relaxed and patient, with the goal of encouraging the individual to be as authentic as possible, in an affirming and safe environment. Outside of work, Jessica is a drummer, foodie, and likes working out and yoga.
(732) 860-2099 View (732) 860-2099
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Krista Merola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Krista Merola is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. Krista provides a safe environment for the clients that she serves. She strives to build rapport and create a healthy, helping relationship. Krista is very empathetic, understanding, and warm with her clients which helps foster a safe environment conducive to healing. In her spare time, Krista enjoys reading, going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.
Krista Merola is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. Krista provides a safe environment for the clients that she serves. She strives to build rapport and create a healthy, helping relationship. Krista is very empathetic, understanding, and warm with her clients which helps foster a safe environment conducive to healing. In her spare time, Krista enjoys reading, going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.
(732) 217-7605 View (732) 217-7605
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Tina Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Tina M. Collins is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2001. She has an MSW from Rutgers University. Outside of work, Tina likes to read and do arts and crafts.
Tina M. Collins is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2001. She has an MSW from Rutgers University. Outside of work, Tina likes to read and do arts and crafts.
(732) 573-6721 View (732) 573-6721
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Victor Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Victor Perez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. He is a Drew University CLA13 alumni with a double B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, completed his master's degree in counseling from Kean University, CLA18, and is currently working on completing a Ph.D. in counseling and supervision, also from Kean University. Be seen, heard, and understood. Victor has experience working with adults (and young adults) dealing with emotional and mental health issues. He works from a humanistic orientation, incorporating skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Victor Perez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. He is a Drew University CLA13 alumni with a double B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, completed his master's degree in counseling from Kean University, CLA18, and is currently working on completing a Ph.D. in counseling and supervision, also from Kean University. Be seen, heard, and understood. Victor has experience working with adults (and young adults) dealing with emotional and mental health issues. He works from a humanistic orientation, incorporating skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(732) 592-4310 View (732) 592-4310
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Chantal Perron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Chantal received her bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University where she majored in psychology and minored in sociology. She started her clinical experience in graduate school as an Intern providing group therapy to patients in the PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ. Upon graduating from Alliance University in Manhattan, NY in May 2013, she began working in the Children's TLC Partial Hospitalization Program. Chantal then transferred to St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, NJ where she was the Rehabilitation Therapist on the adult inpatient psychiatric unit.
Chantal received her bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University where she majored in psychology and minored in sociology. She started her clinical experience in graduate school as an Intern providing group therapy to patients in the PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ. Upon graduating from Alliance University in Manhattan, NY in May 2013, she began working in the Children's TLC Partial Hospitalization Program. Chantal then transferred to St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, NJ where she was the Rehabilitation Therapist on the adult inpatient psychiatric unit.
(732) 812-5277 View (732) 812-5277
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Allison Gould
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors in Psychology and Kean University with a Masters in Counseling. I have been working as a counselor since 2017 and obtained my LPC in 2019.
I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors in Psychology and Kean University with a Masters in Counseling. I have been working as a counselor since 2017 and obtained my LPC in 2019.
(908) 774-9068 View (908) 774-9068
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Jennifer Suarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Jennifer Suarez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2014. She has a BA and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in treating Alcohol and Drug Use, Anxiety, and Depression. Jennifer believes that one of the bravest things you can do is ask for help. She has a passion for helping people with the unique challenges they face, with a goal of helping them to address problems, reduce stress, and obtain a more fulfilling life.
Jennifer Suarez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2014. She has a BA and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in treating Alcohol and Drug Use, Anxiety, and Depression. Jennifer believes that one of the bravest things you can do is ask for help. She has a passion for helping people with the unique challenges they face, with a goal of helping them to address problems, reduce stress, and obtain a more fulfilling life.
(732) 561-5939 View (732) 561-5939

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Cosku Taalu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Manville, NJ 08835  (Online Only)
I am currently taking clients. I believe in the importance of providing a therapeutic environment that is safe, supportive and non-judgmental. We will explore tools and strategies to help you better understand, communicate, and connect with yourself and those you love. I believe in the inner wisdom and strength within each of us, which leads to the potential for creating the life we want. I am genuine, accepting and empathic because my experience has been clients are better able to make healthy changes when these factors are present. Through a holistic lens, I offer and co-create that space with you and for you.
I am currently taking clients. I believe in the importance of providing a therapeutic environment that is safe, supportive and non-judgmental. We will explore tools and strategies to help you better understand, communicate, and connect with yourself and those you love. I believe in the inner wisdom and strength within each of us, which leads to the potential for creating the life we want. I am genuine, accepting and empathic because my experience has been clients are better able to make healthy changes when these factors are present. Through a holistic lens, I offer and co-create that space with you and for you.
(732) 739-7057 View (732) 739-7057
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PMK Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, NJ 08873  (Online Only)
I believe that struggle is a natural and expected part of human existence. My role as your therapist will be to help you identify, process and overcome these struggles and obstacles so that you may become the best version of yourself. Identifying your strengths, weaknesses, inner and inter-personal dynamics will open up the opportunity to bring relief from the distress you're feeling and thereby, living a more fulfilling life. My therapeutic style is warm and person-centered and I firmly believe that the therapist-client relationship is of utmost importance. I work from a psychodynamic and CBT framework.
I believe that struggle is a natural and expected part of human existence. My role as your therapist will be to help you identify, process and overcome these struggles and obstacles so that you may become the best version of yourself. Identifying your strengths, weaknesses, inner and inter-personal dynamics will open up the opportunity to bring relief from the distress you're feeling and thereby, living a more fulfilling life. My therapeutic style is warm and person-centered and I firmly believe that the therapist-client relationship is of utmost importance. I work from a psychodynamic and CBT framework.
(732) 646-6481 View (732) 646-6481
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Valerie Northey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, NJ 08873
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming . One of the most crucial parts of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, environment. As a seasoned clinician with 30 years experience, I work with clients in a supportive, non judgmental way. I treat individuals ranging from childhood through older adulthood; however have a particular expertise in working with the adolescent and young adult. Having worked in a high school and university for many years, I am aware of the challenges confronted by this population. My work includes treating individuals and families struggling with anxiety,depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and other personal and social issues.
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming . One of the most crucial parts of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, environment. As a seasoned clinician with 30 years experience, I work with clients in a supportive, non judgmental way. I treat individuals ranging from childhood through older adulthood; however have a particular expertise in working with the adolescent and young adult. Having worked in a high school and university for many years, I am aware of the challenges confronted by this population. My work includes treating individuals and families struggling with anxiety,depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and other personal and social issues.
(732) 504-3245 View (732) 504-3245
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Allan Westreich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bound Brook, NJ 08805  (Online Only)
My guiding philosophy: Compassionate listening and thoughtful collaboration leading to positive change. My overall goal is to provide a supportive environment in which to help each client decrease psychological distress and improve life functioning. I have 20 years of broad clinical experience treating adult clients (ages 18 and above) with mild-moderate-severe concerns. My specialty areas include: adjustment difficulties to daily life stressors and to new transitions; anxiety -- including panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, and phobias; depression and bipolar disorder; substance abuse/dependence; relationship issues; work problems; self-defeating behaviors; and stress management.
My guiding philosophy: Compassionate listening and thoughtful collaboration leading to positive change. My overall goal is to provide a supportive environment in which to help each client decrease psychological distress and improve life functioning. I have 20 years of broad clinical experience treating adult clients (ages 18 and above) with mild-moderate-severe concerns. My specialty areas include: adjustment difficulties to daily life stressors and to new transitions; anxiety -- including panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, and phobias; depression and bipolar disorder; substance abuse/dependence; relationship issues; work problems; self-defeating behaviors; and stress management.
(908) 526-8760 View (908) 526-8760
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Joanne S Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Being a therapist for twenty plus years, it always fascinates me to watch someone overcome their difficulties and find peace and joy in their life. I hope you will allow me to assist you in your journey! I have experience working with individuals, couples and families and have been trained in a wide variety of techniques. I utilize an eclectic approach and the methods are driven by your needs. I have a direct, nurturing approach and feel that a good relationship between us is crucial to the therapeutic process.
Being a therapist for twenty plus years, it always fascinates me to watch someone overcome their difficulties and find peace and joy in their life. I hope you will allow me to assist you in your journey! I have experience working with individuals, couples and families and have been trained in a wide variety of techniques. I utilize an eclectic approach and the methods are driven by your needs. I have a direct, nurturing approach and feel that a good relationship between us is crucial to the therapeutic process.
(201) 306-3578 View (201) 306-3578
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Mona Krishan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist with specialization in clinical, neuro, and forensic psychology. I have many years of experience in both treatment and evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of specialization include: CBT, DBT, Neuropsychological Testing (clinical and forensic), Neurofeedback and Cognitive Rehabilitation. I have worked extensively with Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar Disorders; PTSD,; ADHD; Learning Disabilities; Intellectual Disability; Developmental Disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Concussion; Traumatic Brain Injury; and Dementia Disorders.
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist with specialization in clinical, neuro, and forensic psychology. I have many years of experience in both treatment and evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of specialization include: CBT, DBT, Neuropsychological Testing (clinical and forensic), Neurofeedback and Cognitive Rehabilitation. I have worked extensively with Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar Disorders; PTSD,; ADHD; Learning Disabilities; Intellectual Disability; Developmental Disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Concussion; Traumatic Brain Injury; and Dementia Disorders.
(973) 975-0117 View (973) 975-0117

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Number of Therapists in South Bound Brook, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$90

Therapists in South Bound Brook, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
71% Women's Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bipolar Disorder
57% Life Transitions
50% Child

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Bound Brook, NJ see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Bound Brook?

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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.