Therapists in Sussex County, NJ

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Photo of Kristy M. Lavin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Kristy M. Lavin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Children and adolescents have always been my main focus. They are often incredibly honest and once you get the heart of their behaviors it usually makes a lot of sense. The most common issues I've treated include: trauma / abuse, depression, anxiety, family conflict, substance abusing family members, co-dependency, mood disorders, self-injury, PTSD, self-medicating behaviors, acting out behaviors. Including the family is critical when working with children and adolescents. Therefore, family systems theory guides my interventions accordingly. There may be many factors that cause the problem, but the family is always a necessary element in the solution.
Children and adolescents have always been my main focus. They are often incredibly honest and once you get the heart of their behaviors it usually makes a lot of sense. The most common issues I've treated include: trauma / abuse, depression, anxiety, family conflict, substance abusing family members, co-dependency, mood disorders, self-injury, PTSD, self-medicating behaviors, acting out behaviors. Including the family is critical when working with children and adolescents. Therefore, family systems theory guides my interventions accordingly. There may be many factors that cause the problem, but the family is always a necessary element in the solution.
(973) 250-2367 View (973) 250-2367
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Shirley de Knegt-Kuzik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sparta, NJ 07871  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is to work collaboratively with my clients to explore how they can overcome a variety of issues such as trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, or conflicts within interpersonal relationships that may be interfering with their everyday life. I provide a safe and supportive environment to allow for personal growth, and tailor my approach for each client's specific needs.
My approach to therapy is to work collaboratively with my clients to explore how they can overcome a variety of issues such as trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, or conflicts within interpersonal relationships that may be interfering with their everyday life. I provide a safe and supportive environment to allow for personal growth, and tailor my approach for each client's specific needs.
(973) 321-3436 View (973) 321-3436
Photo of Kristen Madden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Kristen Madden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
Sometimes life brings about circumstances that cause you to feel stress, overwhelmed, anger, anxiety, or depression. Sometimes it is hard to identify what is causing those feelings or how to feel happy and healthy in the environments that are contributing to your feelings. Using a strengths based approach, I can help you develop stronger coping skills, build resiliency, improve relationships, communication, and overall well being. By using a strengths based approach, an individualized treatment plan is developed to best suit the client's therapy goals.
Sometimes life brings about circumstances that cause you to feel stress, overwhelmed, anger, anxiety, or depression. Sometimes it is hard to identify what is causing those feelings or how to feel happy and healthy in the environments that are contributing to your feelings. Using a strengths based approach, I can help you develop stronger coping skills, build resiliency, improve relationships, communication, and overall well being. By using a strengths based approach, an individualized treatment plan is developed to best suit the client's therapy goals.
(551) 227-3375 View (551) 227-3375
Photo of Brianna Collinson Wamback, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Brianna Collinson Wamback
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
Not accepting new clients
Brianna helps children and families in all phases of life. After navigating her own infertility journey and IVF, Brianna became committed to helping families process and cope with the unique barriers and stressors of expanding their family. Whether through adoption, surrogacy, use of donor gametes, embryo donation, various assisted reproductive technology. Brianna provides a safe therapeutic space to help families manage expectations, grieving the loss of how one envisioned adding to their family, during the perinatal period, the transition into parenthood, and support across the lifespan. Brianna also provides parent coaching.
Brianna helps children and families in all phases of life. After navigating her own infertility journey and IVF, Brianna became committed to helping families process and cope with the unique barriers and stressors of expanding their family. Whether through adoption, surrogacy, use of donor gametes, embryo donation, various assisted reproductive technology. Brianna provides a safe therapeutic space to help families manage expectations, grieving the loss of how one envisioned adding to their family, during the perinatal period, the transition into parenthood, and support across the lifespan. Brianna also provides parent coaching.
(862) 288-7742 View (862) 288-7742
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Human First Counseling Services, LLC
LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Andover, NJ 07821
Human First Counseling Services is a quickly growing psychotherapy practice located in Andover NJ. We provide therapeutic services to adults, children, adolescence, families, and couples seeking to wellness in their lives Our team of licensed therapists have extensive background and training and approach mental health with compassion, empathy, and individuality to the needs of their clients. It is our fundamental belief that every individual’s journey is unique and all are deserving of living a life of worth and fulfillment. Is it therefore our mission, to provide quality mental health services that recognizes each individual human experience first and support you in finding yourself.
Human First Counseling Services is a quickly growing psychotherapy practice located in Andover NJ. We provide therapeutic services to adults, children, adolescence, families, and couples seeking to wellness in their lives Our team of licensed therapists have extensive background and training and approach mental health with compassion, empathy, and individuality to the needs of their clients. It is our fundamental belief that every individual’s journey is unique and all are deserving of living a life of worth and fulfillment. Is it therefore our mission, to provide quality mental health services that recognizes each individual human experience first and support you in finding yourself.
(862) 858-2305 View (862) 858-2305
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David Russell Pisani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sparta, NJ 07871
My name is David Pisani and I am a Licensed Social Worker and Registered Nurse in New Jersey with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about mental health recovery and empowering clients to achieve their goals. I offer adult couples therapy and general individual therapy services to teenagers and adults. I use various modalities including CBT and TF CBT for those with trauma issues and employ these strategies tailored to the client's needs. I believe in a trusting therapeutic relationship as the bedrock for client recovery and strive to create a safe and nurturing environment to work in.
My name is David Pisani and I am a Licensed Social Worker and Registered Nurse in New Jersey with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about mental health recovery and empowering clients to achieve their goals. I offer adult couples therapy and general individual therapy services to teenagers and adults. I use various modalities including CBT and TF CBT for those with trauma issues and employ these strategies tailored to the client's needs. I believe in a trusting therapeutic relationship as the bedrock for client recovery and strive to create a safe and nurturing environment to work in.
(973) 327-7535 View (973) 327-7535
Marvin B Chartoff
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
As a dedicated, caring, experienced psychologist, I successfully treated children, adolescents, families and adults, using a cognitive-behavioral approach, for over 25 years. I am an in-network for most insurance companies (Aetna, United, Cigna, Blue-Cross, Magellan, Value Options, Medicare and others). Through therapy, I have helped patients make positive changes, overcome their psychological difficulties, improve family and marital relationships, and improve child and teen adjustment. I was the director of a large psychological practice, was on the professional staff of Hackettstown Hospital, and was a school psychologist.
As a dedicated, caring, experienced psychologist, I successfully treated children, adolescents, families and adults, using a cognitive-behavioral approach, for over 25 years. I am an in-network for most insurance companies (Aetna, United, Cigna, Blue-Cross, Magellan, Value Options, Medicare and others). Through therapy, I have helped patients make positive changes, overcome their psychological difficulties, improve family and marital relationships, and improve child and teen adjustment. I was the director of a large psychological practice, was on the professional staff of Hackettstown Hospital, and was a school psychologist.
(862) 290-3978 View (862) 290-3978
Photo of Doreen Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Doreen Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newton, NJ 07860  (Online Only)
I've been in the helping professions for over 20 years and have helped hundreds of individuals create positive change in their lives, find a greater sense of peace and achieve goals that they have set for themselves. For the past ten years, I have been providing psychotherapy services. I have a wide range of experience working with individuals with almost every type of mental health need and I feel confident in my abilities to assist clients to achieve the outcomes they desire from their work in therapy. I provide teletherapy services so that you may receive treatment in the comfort of your home, on your schedule.
I've been in the helping professions for over 20 years and have helped hundreds of individuals create positive change in their lives, find a greater sense of peace and achieve goals that they have set for themselves. For the past ten years, I have been providing psychotherapy services. I have a wide range of experience working with individuals with almost every type of mental health need and I feel confident in my abilities to assist clients to achieve the outcomes they desire from their work in therapy. I provide teletherapy services so that you may receive treatment in the comfort of your home, on your schedule.
(862) 881-4089 View (862) 881-4089
Photo of Jamie Walsh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Jamie Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Newton, NJ 07860
I aim to create an environment where people I work with feel heard, nurtured, and confident so they can share openly without fear of judgment. The majority of the clients I work with are aiming to gain insight into their own behaviors and feelings while concurrently healing emotional wounds and traumas. From our families of origin through to our present day situations, we have collected unhelpful thought patterns that can impact our emotional state - our work in therapy is to exonerate ourselves from some of the burdens of our programming and learn to embrace who we really are.
I aim to create an environment where people I work with feel heard, nurtured, and confident so they can share openly without fear of judgment. The majority of the clients I work with are aiming to gain insight into their own behaviors and feelings while concurrently healing emotional wounds and traumas. From our families of origin through to our present day situations, we have collected unhelpful thought patterns that can impact our emotional state - our work in therapy is to exonerate ourselves from some of the burdens of our programming and learn to embrace who we really are.
(908) 838-4574 x13 View (908) 838-4574 x13
Photo of Mark Littman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Mark Littman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, NJ 07860
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" Henry David Thoreau. These healing words are the foundation of my philosophy. if you are having serious communication (and other) issues in your relationship with your partner that you've been unable to resolve....if your teenager, who has always been so good, is becoming unmanageable...if you are suffering with profound grief that doesn't heal over having lost a loved one or a beloved pet, then please consider speaking to someone who can help. I have over 25 years experience working with these and other issues.
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" Henry David Thoreau. These healing words are the foundation of my philosophy. if you are having serious communication (and other) issues in your relationship with your partner that you've been unable to resolve....if your teenager, who has always been so good, is becoming unmanageable...if you are suffering with profound grief that doesn't heal over having lost a loved one or a beloved pet, then please consider speaking to someone who can help. I have over 25 years experience working with these and other issues.
(973) 632-6617 View (973) 632-6617
Photo of Heather Dunn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Heather Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Andover, NJ 07821
Feeling stuck, dissatisfied, or struggling with past life challenges you feel you need to work through? Do your thoughts bounce around in your head making it hard to move forward sometimes? If so, I can help. I have worked in mental health and addiction treatment for the past 6 years in various capacities including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and in-home services. I have assist people in building healthier relationships with those around them, identify how the past can impact the future, and create a life they don't want to loose. If you want to make any kind of change, I'm here to support you make it happen.
Feeling stuck, dissatisfied, or struggling with past life challenges you feel you need to work through? Do your thoughts bounce around in your head making it hard to move forward sometimes? If so, I can help. I have worked in mental health and addiction treatment for the past 6 years in various capacities including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and in-home services. I have assist people in building healthier relationships with those around them, identify how the past can impact the future, and create a life they don't want to loose. If you want to make any kind of change, I'm here to support you make it happen.
(973) 659-4149 View (973) 659-4149
Photo of Michele Natoli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Michele Natoli Natoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 30 years of experience working with youth and their families, I understand how the demands and stress of day to day life can become overwhelming for anyone. Family conflict, marital discord, or individual depression and/or anxiety can develop hindering the ability to find happiness and contentment within yourself as well as in your interpersonal relationships. I am holistic in my approach, utilizing a strength based, client centered, solution focused modality, which incorporates the entire family as needed.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 30 years of experience working with youth and their families, I understand how the demands and stress of day to day life can become overwhelming for anyone. Family conflict, marital discord, or individual depression and/or anxiety can develop hindering the ability to find happiness and contentment within yourself as well as in your interpersonal relationships. I am holistic in my approach, utilizing a strength based, client centered, solution focused modality, which incorporates the entire family as needed.
(973) 355-6832 View (973) 355-6832
Photo of Mark Imbrie, Psychologist in Sussex County, NJ
Mark Imbrie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newton, NJ 07860
If you are on this page you know that life has its challenges There is suffering. Each of us in our own way is working to rise above our pain. For each of us these challenges are different. Some of us struggle with anxiety, others depression, some struggle to find love, others to end it. There are challenging relationships, children, work. Perhaps more difficult there is: death, loss, trauma, perhaps psychiatric or chronic medical illness. There is no shame in struggle. This is being human. It is also human to overcome this suffering, and create a life that reflects your deepest hopes, embodies courage, feels peaceful.
If you are on this page you know that life has its challenges There is suffering. Each of us in our own way is working to rise above our pain. For each of us these challenges are different. Some of us struggle with anxiety, others depression, some struggle to find love, others to end it. There are challenging relationships, children, work. Perhaps more difficult there is: death, loss, trauma, perhaps psychiatric or chronic medical illness. There is no shame in struggle. This is being human. It is also human to overcome this suffering, and create a life that reflects your deepest hopes, embodies courage, feels peaceful.
(862) 259-6835 View (862) 259-6835
Photo of Christie Giacobbe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Christie Giacobbe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
Not accepting new clients
I have been working in the field of adolescent mental health and substance abuse counseling for over 14 years. I started my career working in a mental health partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for adolescents and eventually came to specialize and work with adolescents and their families with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in an intensive outpatient program which I coordinated, before moving on to work with adolescents in a high school setting.
I have been working in the field of adolescent mental health and substance abuse counseling for over 14 years. I started my career working in a mental health partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for adolescents and eventually came to specialize and work with adolescents and their families with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in an intensive outpatient program which I coordinated, before moving on to work with adolescents in a high school setting.
(862) 500-5854 View (862) 500-5854
Photo of Laura Anne Leone, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Laura Anne Leone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, NJ 07860
Hello. My name is Laura Leone and I am in private practice that offers a lovely out-patient office setting. I have been involved in emotional health education and training for decades and completed my Master's in Mental Health in 2012. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey and my passion includes serving children, adolescents, adults and families to assist and assess in bringing stabilization and effective intervention in a timely manner. In addition to assisting with behavioral challenges, I serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Hello. My name is Laura Leone and I am in private practice that offers a lovely out-patient office setting. I have been involved in emotional health education and training for decades and completed my Master's in Mental Health in 2012. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey and my passion includes serving children, adolescents, adults and families to assist and assess in bringing stabilization and effective intervention in a timely manner. In addition to assisting with behavioral challenges, I serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(973) 755-9726 View (973) 755-9726
Photo of Elizabeth Fahrer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Elizabeth Fahrer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
Sometimes it can be really difficult to manage what life throws at you. It’s not easy being a child or a young adult. There are stressors you find yourself having to deal with that you thought you would never have to deal with. Students in school may be getting to you, responsibilities of daily life can be overwhelming, you feel lonely, angry, sad or whatever it may be that can really impact your overall mood and day to day living. Even for those of you who are older and may be past those issues, there are still adjustments in your life that you are having to deal with that feel unmanageable!
Sometimes it can be really difficult to manage what life throws at you. It’s not easy being a child or a young adult. There are stressors you find yourself having to deal with that you thought you would never have to deal with. Students in school may be getting to you, responsibilities of daily life can be overwhelming, you feel lonely, angry, sad or whatever it may be that can really impact your overall mood and day to day living. Even for those of you who are older and may be past those issues, there are still adjustments in your life that you are having to deal with that feel unmanageable!
(862) 263-9726 View (862) 263-9726
Photo of Lisa A Frisbie, Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Lisa A Frisbie
Counselor, MEd, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lafayette, NJ 07848
Do you or a loved one need someone to help you work out your “Stuff”? That’s what I do. We all want more peace and joy in our lives. These things get blocked when we face challenges we don’t know how to handle. I have dedicated my 30 year career to helping people learn new ways to approach difficulties to achieve happiness in their lives. I can help you, or your loved one, find the inner strength to successfully navigate life’s changes and challenges. With a solutions based, practical approach it is possible to improve your circumstances and gain the peace that comes with increased control and healing.
Do you or a loved one need someone to help you work out your “Stuff”? That’s what I do. We all want more peace and joy in our lives. These things get blocked when we face challenges we don’t know how to handle. I have dedicated my 30 year career to helping people learn new ways to approach difficulties to achieve happiness in their lives. I can help you, or your loved one, find the inner strength to successfully navigate life’s changes and challenges. With a solutions based, practical approach it is possible to improve your circumstances and gain the peace that comes with increased control and healing.
(862) 314-7343 View (862) 314-7343
Photo of Willow Tree Therapy Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex County, NJ
Willow Tree Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newton, NJ 07860
My approach to counseling is to support clients in gaining an understanding of themselves. I connect with people by providing a warm and accepting atmosphere that promotes self-reflection and growth. I uncover and respond to client’s unique needs and then offer guidance in the implementation of therapeutic skills and techniques.
My approach to counseling is to support clients in gaining an understanding of themselves. I connect with people by providing a warm and accepting atmosphere that promotes self-reflection and growth. I uncover and respond to client’s unique needs and then offer guidance in the implementation of therapeutic skills and techniques.
(908) 373-8169 View (908) 373-8169
Photo of Lois Ferguson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Lois Ferguson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
For over thirty years I have worked with individuals who have experienced crisis, trauma, victimization and unanticipated loss, and am specially trained to respond to disasters. Recent events in our world have made life more complicated for many, causing a great deal of anxiety, depression and uncertainty. My background and training make me uniquely qualified to help you manage difficult life events and be in a better place to solve problems as they occur. I work well with adults and teens, first responders and crime victims.
For over thirty years I have worked with individuals who have experienced crisis, trauma, victimization and unanticipated loss, and am specially trained to respond to disasters. Recent events in our world have made life more complicated for many, causing a great deal of anxiety, depression and uncertainty. My background and training make me uniquely qualified to help you manage difficult life events and be in a better place to solve problems as they occur. I work well with adults and teens, first responders and crime victims.
(973) 534-9807 View (973) 534-9807
Photo of Lori L Mele, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex County, NJ
Lori L Mele
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
You do not have to be alone in facing life's problems and difficulties. Having a caring, supportive and trusting therapist can allow you to feel comfortable to share your personal hardships that life can throw at you. Life can be hard and having a qualified and passionate therapist to help you explore and process your areas of concern can help make a hard task easier. There is immediate in-network availability in my practice.
You do not have to be alone in facing life's problems and difficulties. Having a caring, supportive and trusting therapist can allow you to feel comfortable to share your personal hardships that life can throw at you. Life can be hard and having a qualified and passionate therapist to help you explore and process your areas of concern can help make a hard task easier. There is immediate in-network availability in my practice.
(862) 292-4034 View (862) 292-4034

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Number of Therapists in Sussex County, NJ

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sussex County, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sussex County, NJ see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sussex 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.