Therapists in Upper Montclair, NJ

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Alexis Menken
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Dr. Menken developed her career at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she ran women's groups, trained psychology interns and developed a specialty in Maternal Mental Health. She co-founded The Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center at CPMC where she was Assistant Professional Psychologist. Dr. Menken currently serves Postpartum Support International on the Presidents Advisory Council and as the NJ Coordinator. She was a member of Governor Codey's Professional Education Committee on Postpartum Depression. She currently sits on The Maternal Mortality Review for the state of NJ.
Dr. Menken developed her career at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she ran women's groups, trained psychology interns and developed a specialty in Maternal Mental Health. She co-founded The Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center at CPMC where she was Assistant Professional Psychologist. Dr. Menken currently serves Postpartum Support International on the Presidents Advisory Council and as the NJ Coordinator. She was a member of Governor Codey's Professional Education Committee on Postpartum Depression. She currently sits on The Maternal Mortality Review for the state of NJ.
(973) 310-2285 View (973) 310-2285
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Claudia Pascale
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
I am a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and have a private practice in Montclair. Having been the Director of Psychological and Support Services at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas in Livingston, I have developed an expertise in Reproductive Mental Health working with women and men in their many different struggles for over 30 years. My therapeutic methodology is to use a combination of a mind-body and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treat depression, mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as, assisting in navigating life’s challenges such as grief, loss and emotional upheaval.
I am a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and have a private practice in Montclair. Having been the Director of Psychological and Support Services at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas in Livingston, I have developed an expertise in Reproductive Mental Health working with women and men in their many different struggles for over 30 years. My therapeutic methodology is to use a combination of a mind-body and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treat depression, mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as, assisting in navigating life’s challenges such as grief, loss and emotional upheaval.
(862) 212-0816 View (862) 212-0816
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Michele Vallone, LCSW, Coach, EFT Practitioner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043  (Online Only)
Helping you create the life that you want is my passion. Perhaps you want to work on your self-esteem, relationships, a struggling career, financial crisis, the demands of your family life...or the grief and change that comes with a separation, divorce or any kind of loss. I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety, panic and trauma. I've been told that my therapeutic style is warm and engaging and our sessions provide an inviting space where you can comfortably and safely explore your issues. I appreciate each and every person's journey and I understand the strength and courage required to change.
Helping you create the life that you want is my passion. Perhaps you want to work on your self-esteem, relationships, a struggling career, financial crisis, the demands of your family life...or the grief and change that comes with a separation, divorce or any kind of loss. I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety, panic and trauma. I've been told that my therapeutic style is warm and engaging and our sessions provide an inviting space where you can comfortably and safely explore your issues. I appreciate each and every person's journey and I understand the strength and courage required to change.
(201) 885-4116 View (201) 885-4116
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Renata Hadis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Struggling with relationship issues, anxiety and depression? I help couples and individual adults in a safe and growth promoting way. A caring clinician, a resident of Montclair, NJ. I have been in practice for more than 30 years. In addition to other venues, I have been a psychotherapist at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ for 15 years. I provide psychoyherapy services in English as well as in Spanish and work with a diverse population.
Struggling with relationship issues, anxiety and depression? I help couples and individual adults in a safe and growth promoting way. A caring clinician, a resident of Montclair, NJ. I have been in practice for more than 30 years. In addition to other venues, I have been a psychotherapist at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ for 15 years. I provide psychoyherapy services in English as well as in Spanish and work with a diverse population.
(973) 797-9093 View (973) 797-9093
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Jennifer Malec
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS, LLC
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is an opportunity to enhance your own wellness by attending to and tuning in to you. Together we can work through feelings, behaviors and actions that are obstacles to you living a fulfilling and authentic life. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how you relate to the world around you. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based.
Therapy is an opportunity to enhance your own wellness by attending to and tuning in to you. Together we can work through feelings, behaviors and actions that are obstacles to you living a fulfilling and authentic life. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how you relate to the world around you. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based.
(862) 701-9022 View (862) 701-9022
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Kathleen Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Do you ever have the feeling that if you could talk to someone you would feel less anxious, worried or depressed about a situation or issue? Do you ever feel that perhaps, if someone would listen to your concerns and "get it", you might be able to make "sense out of nonsense"? My clients are the drivers, directors and deciders of their talk sessions. You bring your areas of concern to the table and in a safe and trusting setting we join hands in a collaborative effort to make "sense out of nonsense". Pieces of the puzzle start to fit.
Do you ever have the feeling that if you could talk to someone you would feel less anxious, worried or depressed about a situation or issue? Do you ever feel that perhaps, if someone would listen to your concerns and "get it", you might be able to make "sense out of nonsense"? My clients are the drivers, directors and deciders of their talk sessions. You bring your areas of concern to the table and in a safe and trusting setting we join hands in a collaborative effort to make "sense out of nonsense". Pieces of the puzzle start to fit.
(201) 340-6910 View (201) 340-6910
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Hummingbird Counseling and Trauma Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
At HummingbirdCTC, our clients are looking to grow in strength and internal coping skills to help them overcome identified dysfunctions in thinking and behaving. Those with histories of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic abuse, and stress management issues and who want to change negative thoughts and patterns of reacting in order to meet interpersonal, romantic, or professional goals would benefit from working with me.
At HummingbirdCTC, our clients are looking to grow in strength and internal coping skills to help them overcome identified dysfunctions in thinking and behaving. Those with histories of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic abuse, and stress management issues and who want to change negative thoughts and patterns of reacting in order to meet interpersonal, romantic, or professional goals would benefit from working with me.
(732) 538-8970 View (732) 538-8970
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Grace A. Baumgarten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Waitlist for new clients
Over the past 42 years, I have devoted my practice to the treatment of people who want to feel happier with themselves, their relationships with their children, spouses, or family of origin. Many times people suffer from low self esteem, anxiety and depression. Parents come in with issues around their adolescent's behavior. Adults wish to improve how they communicate to their spouses, or would like to deal more effectively with problems at work and with bosses, or other authority figures. Many need help with everyday functioning, and some are struggling with confidence issues and initiative to set positive goals for the future.
Over the past 42 years, I have devoted my practice to the treatment of people who want to feel happier with themselves, their relationships with their children, spouses, or family of origin. Many times people suffer from low self esteem, anxiety and depression. Parents come in with issues around their adolescent's behavior. Adults wish to improve how they communicate to their spouses, or would like to deal more effectively with problems at work and with bosses, or other authority figures. Many need help with everyday functioning, and some are struggling with confidence issues and initiative to set positive goals for the future.
(973) 536-1047 View (973) 536-1047
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Julie (Sisselman) Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
My passion and expertise lies in helping young adults work through insecurities and the uncertainties of adulthood. It can be difficult to find your way in relationships, career/education, and overall identity. Unfortunately there is no clear and direct path to take. This uncertainty can lead to self-doubt, “imposter syndrome”, and frustration. Maybe you are feeling stuck- you are trying your best to create the life you want but are hitting dead ends. You’ve turned to your support system but are left feeling a nagging want for more clarity and direction.
My passion and expertise lies in helping young adults work through insecurities and the uncertainties of adulthood. It can be difficult to find your way in relationships, career/education, and overall identity. Unfortunately there is no clear and direct path to take. This uncertainty can lead to self-doubt, “imposter syndrome”, and frustration. Maybe you are feeling stuck- you are trying your best to create the life you want but are hitting dead ends. You’ve turned to your support system but are left feeling a nagging want for more clarity and direction.
(973) 314-2959 View (973) 314-2959
Carol R Wenzel-Rideout
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
People often turn to psychotherapy when our usual ways of coping with the world become inadequate or counterproductive. We may feel overwhelmed by events, or experience a painful awareness that our lives are not what we want them to be. Sometimes life transitions, such as the loss of a loved one, birth of a child, divorce, job change, or retirement challenge our sense of self, our ties to others, and our understanding of what's important to us. We experience symptoms of anxiety and depression.
People often turn to psychotherapy when our usual ways of coping with the world become inadequate or counterproductive. We may feel overwhelmed by events, or experience a painful awareness that our lives are not what we want them to be. Sometimes life transitions, such as the loss of a loved one, birth of a child, divorce, job change, or retirement challenge our sense of self, our ties to others, and our understanding of what's important to us. We experience symptoms of anxiety and depression.
(973) 259-6902 View (973) 259-6902
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Lauren Block
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
I am psychotherapist devoted to helping adult individuals and couples achieve improved relationships, contentment, self-confidence and acceptance. I work with clients through teletherapy or in-person sessions to identify underlying problems and improve ways of coping, with specialization in couples counseling, grief and complicated grief, anxiety, depression and adoption. My post-graduate training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, marital/couples issues, adoption throughout the life cycle, grief and bereavement and the spectrum of issues relating to trauma.
I am psychotherapist devoted to helping adult individuals and couples achieve improved relationships, contentment, self-confidence and acceptance. I work with clients through teletherapy or in-person sessions to identify underlying problems and improve ways of coping, with specialization in couples counseling, grief and complicated grief, anxiety, depression and adoption. My post-graduate training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, marital/couples issues, adoption throughout the life cycle, grief and bereavement and the spectrum of issues relating to trauma.
(973) 528-7517 View (973) 528-7517
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Barbara Salfer Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
I am an experienced therapist who is committed to helping clients through anxiety, low self-esteem and sexual trauma issues. My clients are anxious, depressed and highly intelligent individuals who need help managing their emotional conflicts and learning to cope with life's difficulties in a positive way. I believe that everyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. I think the reason we develop mental health issues is because they are unhealthy learned behaviors. I grew up in a family that was highly anxious and through my own therapy and growth I've learned to manage it with tools provided to me.
I am an experienced therapist who is committed to helping clients through anxiety, low self-esteem and sexual trauma issues. My clients are anxious, depressed and highly intelligent individuals who need help managing their emotional conflicts and learning to cope with life's difficulties in a positive way. I believe that everyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. I think the reason we develop mental health issues is because they are unhealthy learned behaviors. I grew up in a family that was highly anxious and through my own therapy and growth I've learned to manage it with tools provided to me.
(973) 784-8669 x5 View (973) 784-8669 x5
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Suzanne Seligson
Art Therapist, LPAT, ATR-BC, MPS
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
My practice is a psychodynamic approach utilizing verbal therapy, art psychotherapy, and mindfulness. As each client has their own individual and unique experience, backgrounds, and personalities as does the treatment I provide. I work together with my clients to determine their goals and what approaches work best for them. I specialize in working with children/adults/families experiencing grief, teenagers who are transitioning from high school to college, youth and adults feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
My practice is a psychodynamic approach utilizing verbal therapy, art psychotherapy, and mindfulness. As each client has their own individual and unique experience, backgrounds, and personalities as does the treatment I provide. I work together with my clients to determine their goals and what approaches work best for them. I specialize in working with children/adults/families experiencing grief, teenagers who are transitioning from high school to college, youth and adults feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
(201) 581-1611 View (201) 581-1611
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Jennifer L Jackson
Psychologist, EdM, MS, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my practice. I am a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience helping people to improve their lives. I work with children, adolescents and adults struggling with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal challenges. My education and training is extensive and diverse with a MEd from Harvard University and a PhD from Columbia University. I see clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders. My approach is creative and multifaceted and tailored to your needs. Together, our goal is to effectively identify and address the issues interfering with living a better life.
Hello and welcome to my practice. I am a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience helping people to improve their lives. I work with children, adolescents and adults struggling with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal challenges. My education and training is extensive and diverse with a MEd from Harvard University and a PhD from Columbia University. I see clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders. My approach is creative and multifaceted and tailored to your needs. Together, our goal is to effectively identify and address the issues interfering with living a better life.
(973) 433-5855 View (973) 433-5855
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Dayna Bandman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Therapy is an empowering and affirming experience. I engage in an individualized and collaborative approach that employs varied techniques to best address your concerns and situation. It is important to create an atmosphere of safety where difficult thoughts and feelings can be freely explored. I am actively engaged and empathic. Collaboration between therapist and client is fundamental in eliciting growth & change. In my years of experience I have seen how therapy leads to growth and enhanced quality of life and overall well-being. People can change to become the fullest version of themselves and live the lives they want to live.
Therapy is an empowering and affirming experience. I engage in an individualized and collaborative approach that employs varied techniques to best address your concerns and situation. It is important to create an atmosphere of safety where difficult thoughts and feelings can be freely explored. I am actively engaged and empathic. Collaboration between therapist and client is fundamental in eliciting growth & change. In my years of experience I have seen how therapy leads to growth and enhanced quality of life and overall well-being. People can change to become the fullest version of themselves and live the lives they want to live.
(973) 797-9066 View (973) 797-9066
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Janelle Frazier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Are there things that you haven't been able to say? Are you feeling anxious about an uncertain future? Are you feeling stuck or unhappy in your personal or professional life? Do you struggle to value yourself and everything that you bring to the world? Many of the clients that I've served have suppressed feelings of anger, sadness, shame and guilt, and those feelings manifested as depression and anxiety. By using a collaborative, strengths-based approach, we can work together to affect change in your life.
Are there things that you haven't been able to say? Are you feeling anxious about an uncertain future? Are you feeling stuck or unhappy in your personal or professional life? Do you struggle to value yourself and everything that you bring to the world? Many of the clients that I've served have suppressed feelings of anger, sadness, shame and guilt, and those feelings manifested as depression and anxiety. By using a collaborative, strengths-based approach, we can work together to affect change in your life.
(973) 834-8876 View (973) 834-8876
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Peter Diskin, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
If you are struggling with anxiety, feelings of unworthiness, a sense of loss & grief or relationship problems I can help. I have been working successfully with individuals, couples and families for almost 30 years. Together we will clarify your goals and through our mutual collaboration positive change can occur. If you commit to the process you will make a dramatic shift in your life; (stop repetitive, self-defeating behaviors; start to heal from deeply rooted pain which you may have previously been unable to resolve; learn to actively listen and genuinely hear what your partner, family member, client or boss is saying to you.
If you are struggling with anxiety, feelings of unworthiness, a sense of loss & grief or relationship problems I can help. I have been working successfully with individuals, couples and families for almost 30 years. Together we will clarify your goals and through our mutual collaboration positive change can occur. If you commit to the process you will make a dramatic shift in your life; (stop repetitive, self-defeating behaviors; start to heal from deeply rooted pain which you may have previously been unable to resolve; learn to actively listen and genuinely hear what your partner, family member, client or boss is saying to you.
(973) 671-8170 View (973) 671-8170
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Karyn DeBalfo-Ambrosio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
As a systemic thinker, I am always looking at a person in relationship to their environment, and the people in it. With a strength-based approach in family therapy, I also use psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral principles, while providing a safe and empathic environment for our work together. I have treated families, couples and individuals for 16 years with a broad scope of culture, age and relational issues. I have helped many people through transitional events that affect them throughout their lives; school, career, marriage, parenting, illness, loss, divorce and retirement. My interest is in the relationship you have with yourself and those around you.
As a systemic thinker, I am always looking at a person in relationship to their environment, and the people in it. With a strength-based approach in family therapy, I also use psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral principles, while providing a safe and empathic environment for our work together. I have treated families, couples and individuals for 16 years with a broad scope of culture, age and relational issues. I have helped many people through transitional events that affect them throughout their lives; school, career, marriage, parenting, illness, loss, divorce and retirement. My interest is in the relationship you have with yourself and those around you.
(973) 512-4106 View (973) 512-4106
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Susan J Hodos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043  (Online Only)
Listening to the narrative of every person's life is fascinating to me. I am empathic, interactive and am a firm believer that good therapy brings results that make people feel more comfortable, empowered, and gives you the strength that is needed to grow. Therapy begins with identifying destructive themes that repeatedly arise, and interfere with one's life. I believe that therapy should be transformative, and provide a healing experience. I am particularly skilled in working with panic disorder/, depression, divorce conflict, and trauma, including sexual abuse.
Listening to the narrative of every person's life is fascinating to me. I am empathic, interactive and am a firm believer that good therapy brings results that make people feel more comfortable, empowered, and gives you the strength that is needed to grow. Therapy begins with identifying destructive themes that repeatedly arise, and interfere with one's life. I believe that therapy should be transformative, and provide a healing experience. I am particularly skilled in working with panic disorder/, depression, divorce conflict, and trauma, including sexual abuse.
(973) 949-6034 View (973) 949-6034
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Janice Leventhal Rosenman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
People seek therapy because they wish to make a difference in their lives. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting challlenges. They may be contemplating a life change or curious about the emotional obstacles interfering with their ability to change. We will collaborate to establish your own goals for therapy and work together to gain clarity so that those goals become available to you.
People seek therapy because they wish to make a difference in their lives. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting challlenges. They may be contemplating a life change or curious about the emotional obstacles interfering with their ability to change. We will collaborate to establish your own goals for therapy and work together to gain clarity so that those goals become available to you.
(201) 654-7940 View (201) 654-7940

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Number of Therapists in Upper Montclair, NJ

60+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in Upper Montclair, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
69% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
59% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
42% Cigna and Evernorth
36% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Upper Montclair, NJ see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Upper Montclair?

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.