Therapists in Summit, NJ

Photo of Brian S. Pollack, LCSW, CEDS-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brian S. Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summit, NJ 07901
I work with adults and adolescents struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, ARFID (Selective Eating), and the coexisting mental health struggles that go with them. Achieving recovery is absolutely possible and with over a decade of experience my core work surrounds the belief that no one should ever have to struggle with constant worry and feelings of shame.. When it feels like others just "don't get it,” change it up. When empathy comes with strength often new understanding can develop. If you're seeking an approach steeped in possibility, give me a call.
I work with adults and adolescents struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, ARFID (Selective Eating), and the coexisting mental health struggles that go with them. Achieving recovery is absolutely possible and with over a decade of experience my core work surrounds the belief that no one should ever have to struggle with constant worry and feelings of shame.. When it feels like others just "don't get it,” change it up. When empathy comes with strength often new understanding can develop. If you're seeking an approach steeped in possibility, give me a call.
(973) 552-2346 View (973) 552-2346
Photo of Joanne Dorrow, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joanne Dorrow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
I am privileged to walk alongside clients who hope for healing individually and in their relationships. Seeking to provide a safe place where change can occur, I work with individuals and couples recovering from trauma, addiction, and emotional separation.
I am privileged to walk alongside clients who hope for healing individually and in their relationships. Seeking to provide a safe place where change can occur, I work with individuals and couples recovering from trauma, addiction, and emotional separation.
(908) 818-0745 View (908) 818-0745
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Caroline Pence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
I believe seeking help is a strength. My goal as a psychotherapist is to create a safe, accepting and supportive environment where I can help clients explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will lead to personal growth. I view therapy as an opportunity to increase self-awareness and build on individual strengths that will lead to positive changes. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, transitions, relationships and communication. As a high school social worker, I have significant experience working with adolescents.
I believe seeking help is a strength. My goal as a psychotherapist is to create a safe, accepting and supportive environment where I can help clients explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will lead to personal growth. I view therapy as an opportunity to increase self-awareness and build on individual strengths that will lead to positive changes. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, transitions, relationships and communication. As a high school social worker, I have significant experience working with adolescents.
(908) 402-3805 View (908) 402-3805
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Drew Newkirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
Like all therapists, I'm not for everyone. I don't fit the stereotypical image, walk to the beat of a different drum, maybe like yourself. I try to offer a balance of strength and compassion. I don't want to be solely soft and safe, nor exclusively forceful and aggressive. The art is in finding that balance and offering you that unique mix. You'll probably be divulging some pieces of yourself that are raw and weighty and maybe even a bit scary. This can be difficult, I know, I was a client before I was ever a therapist.
Like all therapists, I'm not for everyone. I don't fit the stereotypical image, walk to the beat of a different drum, maybe like yourself. I try to offer a balance of strength and compassion. I don't want to be solely soft and safe, nor exclusively forceful and aggressive. The art is in finding that balance and offering you that unique mix. You'll probably be divulging some pieces of yourself that are raw and weighty and maybe even a bit scary. This can be difficult, I know, I was a client before I was ever a therapist.
(908) 332-5423 View (908) 332-5423
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Jennifer Gorman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
I am a clinical psychologist experienced in working with individuals around a variety of emotional and life challenges, including anxiety, depression, parenting, postpartum adjustment, relationship issues, health issues, and grief. I believe therapy is a creative process in which a therapist must utilize a variety of techniques to create a unique treatment plan for each patient. I am trained in many different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, ACT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.
I am a clinical psychologist experienced in working with individuals around a variety of emotional and life challenges, including anxiety, depression, parenting, postpartum adjustment, relationship issues, health issues, and grief. I believe therapy is a creative process in which a therapist must utilize a variety of techniques to create a unique treatment plan for each patient. I am trained in many different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, ACT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(973) 314-8773 View (973) 314-8773
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Suzanne Rubinetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
I bring a sense of empowernment, confidence and security into my work. These qualities, I believe are some of lifes most valuable assets . The responsibilities that we as women face today can be overwhelming. These demands can become so intense that maladaptive patterns of behavior can ensue.Women often neglect their own emotional needs. Often symptoms such as binge eating, rigid dieting, substance abuse, depression and anxiety emerge and make it difficult for women to function at an optimum level of health. Sometimes women experience an exacerbation in physical symptoms such as TMJ disorders, migraine headaches and chronic back pain.
I bring a sense of empowernment, confidence and security into my work. These qualities, I believe are some of lifes most valuable assets . The responsibilities that we as women face today can be overwhelming. These demands can become so intense that maladaptive patterns of behavior can ensue.Women often neglect their own emotional needs. Often symptoms such as binge eating, rigid dieting, substance abuse, depression and anxiety emerge and make it difficult for women to function at an optimum level of health. Sometimes women experience an exacerbation in physical symptoms such as TMJ disorders, migraine headaches and chronic back pain.
(908) 977-6133 View (908) 977-6133
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Cindy Pikus
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summit, NJ 07901  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist based in New Jersey. I'm part of a multi-state practice that is headquartered in Ohio (CEBTOhio). I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, and also have extensive experience treating clients with mood and anxiety disorders. I am broadly trained in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment models and use an integrative approach to therapy that draws from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I emphasize family involvement in treatment, especially when I’m working with adolescents.
I am a licensed psychologist based in New Jersey. I'm part of a multi-state practice that is headquartered in Ohio (CEBTOhio). I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, and also have extensive experience treating clients with mood and anxiety disorders. I am broadly trained in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment models and use an integrative approach to therapy that draws from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I emphasize family involvement in treatment, especially when I’m working with adolescents.
(216) 616-2286 x2019 View (216) 616-2286 x2019
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Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco
Psychologist, PhD, ACT
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
My aim is to provide evidence-based treatment in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Founder/Director of the North Jersey Center for Anxiety and Stress Management. I specialize in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with anxiety, relationship challenges, women's health issues, and difficult life transitions. I have a sub-specialty in helping parents use CBT strategies to navigate the stresses of parenting and wrote a book on the topic, Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood-and Relax into Your New Self.
My aim is to provide evidence-based treatment in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Founder/Director of the North Jersey Center for Anxiety and Stress Management. I specialize in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with anxiety, relationship challenges, women's health issues, and difficult life transitions. I have a sub-specialty in helping parents use CBT strategies to navigate the stresses of parenting and wrote a book on the topic, Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood-and Relax into Your New Self.
(973) 810-5574 View (973) 810-5574
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Nathan Hilton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
Welcome to my practice. I have found that developing inner resources such as curiosity, empathy and courage allows people to love more generously and to tolerate the rigors of intimacy more joyfully. These qualities naturally provide patients with new ways of dealing with life's problems, thereby reducing symptoms of distress. I believe that the process of therapy can cultivate a rich appreciation for how the past may be recreated in the present; I encourage the identification of patterns of relationships that bind people to familiar, often negative, ways of experiencing themselves and the world.
Welcome to my practice. I have found that developing inner resources such as curiosity, empathy and courage allows people to love more generously and to tolerate the rigors of intimacy more joyfully. These qualities naturally provide patients with new ways of dealing with life's problems, thereby reducing symptoms of distress. I believe that the process of therapy can cultivate a rich appreciation for how the past may be recreated in the present; I encourage the identification of patterns of relationships that bind people to familiar, often negative, ways of experiencing themselves and the world.
(908) 838-0810 View (908) 838-0810
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Ralph Bianca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
Therapy is provided to individuals, couples, and families who wish to address any of a variety of adjustment, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral issues. Comprehensive care includes strategies to address long-term growth and development as well as crisis intervention.
Therapy is provided to individuals, couples, and families who wish to address any of a variety of adjustment, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral issues. Comprehensive care includes strategies to address long-term growth and development as well as crisis intervention.
(973) 755-0860 View (973) 755-0860
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Maria Lorditch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summit, NJ 07901
Struggling with marital or relationship issues? You are certainly not alone. My extensive training in working with couples and families can help navigate these kinds of difficulties. As a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I focus on your most important attachments and the negative patterns that often derail these intimate relationships. Additionally, I work with individuals, who have issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, and the challenges of life transitions. My first priority is always the creation of a safe and trusting environment, where together we can come to understand your needs and accomplish your goals.
Struggling with marital or relationship issues? You are certainly not alone. My extensive training in working with couples and families can help navigate these kinds of difficulties. As a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I focus on your most important attachments and the negative patterns that often derail these intimate relationships. Additionally, I work with individuals, who have issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, and the challenges of life transitions. My first priority is always the creation of a safe and trusting environment, where together we can come to understand your needs and accomplish your goals.
(973) 310-2267 View (973) 310-2267
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Jeffrey Selman
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
My name is Dr. Jeff Selman and I am a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a certified school psychologist. I offer evidence-based telepsychology services to individuals across the lifespan and their families. These services include autism screening and assessment, individual and family therapy, parent behavior management training and coaching, and consultation and training for schools and community agencies. My approach is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy and behavior therapy. My sessions tend to be active, goal-oriented, and engaging. I love the work and welcomes complex and challenging cases.
My name is Dr. Jeff Selman and I am a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a certified school psychologist. I offer evidence-based telepsychology services to individuals across the lifespan and their families. These services include autism screening and assessment, individual and family therapy, parent behavior management training and coaching, and consultation and training for schools and community agencies. My approach is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy and behavior therapy. My sessions tend to be active, goal-oriented, and engaging. I love the work and welcomes complex and challenging cases.
(561) 423-1654 View (561) 423-1654
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Liat Kaye
Counselor, MSc, MSEd
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
There is no life challenge in this world too big to share with another trusted person; and therefore nothing in this world too big to heal. After healing, resilience is earned, and we can live peacefully, joyfully, meaningfully.
There is no life challenge in this world too big to share with another trusted person; and therefore nothing in this world too big to heal. After healing, resilience is earned, and we can live peacefully, joyfully, meaningfully.
(862) 256-5532 View (862) 256-5532
Photo of Jodi Bassett, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jodi Bassett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summit, NJ 07901
Do you need to talk to someone with no judgement? no shame? in a safe place? I dont blame you! Most of us do! I work with a safe, warm, supportive unconditional regard with my patients to help them navigate life's journey. I specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Self Compassion which are interventions that can be enormously helpful to navigate difficult relationships, work issues, severe anxiety and depression. I also have a lot of experience working with Cancer dx. You do not have to be alone anymore; I am here to listen, empower, and support you.
Do you need to talk to someone with no judgement? no shame? in a safe place? I dont blame you! Most of us do! I work with a safe, warm, supportive unconditional regard with my patients to help them navigate life's journey. I specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Self Compassion which are interventions that can be enormously helpful to navigate difficult relationships, work issues, severe anxiety and depression. I also have a lot of experience working with Cancer dx. You do not have to be alone anymore; I am here to listen, empower, and support you.
(201) 579-7871 View (201) 579-7871
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Melissa Majocha
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CATP
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
I am able to provide culturally competent care for adults and adolescents who are searching for ways to heal and recover. I find empathy, respect and a connected experience for each individual I work with. My approach is to remain honest and direct as I help everyone I work with to the more nuanced discussions. I will work with you to actualize goals, set direction and challenge to create a solid path and help you settle into a new mindset that helps heal vs. cause further anxiety
I am able to provide culturally competent care for adults and adolescents who are searching for ways to heal and recover. I find empathy, respect and a connected experience for each individual I work with. My approach is to remain honest and direct as I help everyone I work with to the more nuanced discussions. I will work with you to actualize goals, set direction and challenge to create a solid path and help you settle into a new mindset that helps heal vs. cause further anxiety
(908) 503-2674 View (908) 503-2674
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Sally Fram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summit, NJ 07901
Not accepting new clients
Are you finding personal or work relationships to be difficult or unsatisfying? Are you feeling stuck in negative patterns and having trouble sorting it out on your own? Psychotherapy can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, adjustment, substance abuse and more. My goal is to help clients overcome obstacles holding them back, building self-awareness, strength and resilience.
Are you finding personal or work relationships to be difficult or unsatisfying? Are you feeling stuck in negative patterns and having trouble sorting it out on your own? Psychotherapy can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, adjustment, substance abuse and more. My goal is to help clients overcome obstacles holding them back, building self-awareness, strength and resilience.
(908) 341-1267 View (908) 341-1267
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Debbie Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summit, NJ 07901
Do you feel more stressed than you feel is ok? Do tears fall easily and seemingly without cause? These have been extraordinary times and we know that everyone is struggling to find their way. We want to feel better, but we aren’t sure how to do that. Helping people learn to manage feelings and emotions offers a kind of strength and power that we all deserve. It is achievable to feel like you can handle all that life will throw at you. During the span of my 30 year career, I have treated adolescents, young adults, and adults for issues related to mood disorders as well as life transitions and parenting struggles.
Do you feel more stressed than you feel is ok? Do tears fall easily and seemingly without cause? These have been extraordinary times and we know that everyone is struggling to find their way. We want to feel better, but we aren’t sure how to do that. Helping people learn to manage feelings and emotions offers a kind of strength and power that we all deserve. It is achievable to feel like you can handle all that life will throw at you. During the span of my 30 year career, I have treated adolescents, young adults, and adults for issues related to mood disorders as well as life transitions and parenting struggles.
(862) 319-3526 View (862) 319-3526
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Lynn Wechsler Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSOT
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
Life is an unpredictable journey. Individuals are confronted with difficult challenges, decisions and obstacles; a pandemic, a divorce, a terminal illness, racial inequality or gender bias. Other events, which may be welcomed, may also be challenging: a promotion, a marriage, a baby. With change comes transitions and new roles; parent, caregiver, victim, divorcee. Covid clarified that illness, loss and grief may cause psychological pain or trauma. Trauma is when the unbelievable occurs. It leaves victims in a world which simultaneously looks familiar and unfamiliar. Individuals may feel paralyzed, anxious or exhausted.
Life is an unpredictable journey. Individuals are confronted with difficult challenges, decisions and obstacles; a pandemic, a divorce, a terminal illness, racial inequality or gender bias. Other events, which may be welcomed, may also be challenging: a promotion, a marriage, a baby. With change comes transitions and new roles; parent, caregiver, victim, divorcee. Covid clarified that illness, loss and grief may cause psychological pain or trauma. Trauma is when the unbelievable occurs. It leaves victims in a world which simultaneously looks familiar and unfamiliar. Individuals may feel paralyzed, anxious or exhausted.
(908) 444-0830 View (908) 444-0830
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Robyn Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative and transparent process and I will work with you and/or your family to help you achieve your goals. I have been extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and I am experienced in providing such treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative and transparent process and I will work with you and/or your family to help you achieve your goals. I have been extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and I am experienced in providing such treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
(201) 508-9683 View (201) 508-9683
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David Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Summit, NJ 07901
At times we find ourselves at a difficult crossroad, uncertain how to grow and change in the face of our distress. With 35 years in private practice, my goal is to help individuals and couples find a path to unknot conflicts and develop more resilient and expansive modes of living. Many of the people I work with are embroiled in addictive behaviors such as alcohol and substance misuse, gambling, sex addiction and pornography. Others struggle with painful traumatic personal histories, chronic and acute illnesses, grief and loss. And still others are mired in destructive relationship patterns that undermine the quality of their lives.
At times we find ourselves at a difficult crossroad, uncertain how to grow and change in the face of our distress. With 35 years in private practice, my goal is to help individuals and couples find a path to unknot conflicts and develop more resilient and expansive modes of living. Many of the people I work with are embroiled in addictive behaviors such as alcohol and substance misuse, gambling, sex addiction and pornography. Others struggle with painful traumatic personal histories, chronic and acute illnesses, grief and loss. And still others are mired in destructive relationship patterns that undermine the quality of their lives.
(908) 379-8932 View (908) 379-8932
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Number of Therapists in Summit, NJ

300+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Summit, NJ who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
68% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Summit, NJ see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Summit?

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.