Therapists in West Caldwell, NJ

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Lauren Stern
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
I am a clinical psychologist who has a passion for working with people to foster change. I see therapy as a collaborative process that's most successful in a safe, nurturing environment. I have experience working with children and adults of all ages. I strive to help my clients set and achieve realistic goals for themselves. With children and teens, I view collaboration with family members as crucial to the therapeutic process. I also work in a public school, so am very familiar with the educational system. In my practice, I conduct individual, family and group therapy in person or via Telehealth.
I am a clinical psychologist who has a passion for working with people to foster change. I see therapy as a collaborative process that's most successful in a safe, nurturing environment. I have experience working with children and adults of all ages. I strive to help my clients set and achieve realistic goals for themselves. With children and teens, I view collaboration with family members as crucial to the therapeutic process. I also work in a public school, so am very familiar with the educational system. In my practice, I conduct individual, family and group therapy in person or via Telehealth.
(973) 554-3981 View (973) 554-3981
Photo of The Bridge - Center for Wellbeing, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Caldwell, NJ
The Bridge - Center for Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Are you looking for a stigma-free and culturally sensitive environment where you can work on improving your mental health, heal, and grow? We are a nonprofit community-based organization providing accessible mental health care since 1971. Our amazing team of therapists now have openings in their schedule and are excited to meet you!
Are you looking for a stigma-free and culturally sensitive environment where you can work on improving your mental health, heal, and grow? We are a nonprofit community-based organization providing accessible mental health care since 1971. Our amazing team of therapists now have openings in their schedule and are excited to meet you!
(973) 707-3193 View (973) 707-3193
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Dona Baldassarre-Caamano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
My clinical experience includes a wide range of issues that effect children, adolescents and adults. My training includes cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy. I treat individuals who are experiencing issues including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, school related concerns that impact your child's self-esteem. In counseling, we must break away from negative thinking, harmful self- talk and unhealthy relationships. My hope as we work together you are able to achieve your goals and to make positive changes in your life.
My clinical experience includes a wide range of issues that effect children, adolescents and adults. My training includes cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy. I treat individuals who are experiencing issues including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, school related concerns that impact your child's self-esteem. In counseling, we must break away from negative thinking, harmful self- talk and unhealthy relationships. My hope as we work together you are able to achieve your goals and to make positive changes in your life.
(973) 840-8706 View (973) 840-8706
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Holly Richmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
I treat a wide range of clients of all genders and sexual expressions for sexuality and relationship concerns. The foundation of my practice was built working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse, helping them transition into holistic sexual health for themselves, as well as sustaining intimate relationships with others. Today my practice still includes working with survivors, though I also see individuals and couples with issues such as compulsivity with pornography/sex, infidelity, fertility concerns, pain disorders, low desire, nontraditional sexual expression exploration and consensual non-monogamy.
I treat a wide range of clients of all genders and sexual expressions for sexuality and relationship concerns. The foundation of my practice was built working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse, helping them transition into holistic sexual health for themselves, as well as sustaining intimate relationships with others. Today my practice still includes working with survivors, though I also see individuals and couples with issues such as compulsivity with pornography/sex, infidelity, fertility concerns, pain disorders, low desire, nontraditional sexual expression exploration and consensual non-monogamy.
(973) 840-7348 View (973) 840-7348
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Michelle Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Not accepting new clients
Arrow Counseling, LLC is the practice of Michelle Cox, a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker. At Arrow Counseling we foster personal growth, resiliency and focus on improving the quality of life for one person, one family or one situation at a time.
Arrow Counseling, LLC is the practice of Michelle Cox, a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker. At Arrow Counseling we foster personal growth, resiliency and focus on improving the quality of life for one person, one family or one situation at a time.
(973) 221-8804 View (973) 221-8804
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Jill Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Many of my clients find me when life presents an unexpected and unwelcome crisis in their individual or family life. I always offer a complimentary video interview so new clients can get a "feel" for who I am and how I work. My approach is very interactive, and I seek to create a safe space where I can help you take a closer look at your life today. Then, together, we make plans for real change. My focus is on instilling hope, and being your partner in the changes you seek. That’s what motivates me every day.
Many of my clients find me when life presents an unexpected and unwelcome crisis in their individual or family life. I always offer a complimentary video interview so new clients can get a "feel" for who I am and how I work. My approach is very interactive, and I seek to create a safe space where I can help you take a closer look at your life today. Then, together, we make plans for real change. My focus is on instilling hope, and being your partner in the changes you seek. That’s what motivates me every day.
(973) 420-1456 View (973) 420-1456
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Jelena Strazivuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Are you asking whether there is more to life? Perhaps you feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? The decision to pursue therapy can be a challenging one. Change starts with the hope for something different, and in my practice we will work together to discover new ways of coping and overcoming life's obstacles. I have helped my clients overcome their doubts and significantly improve their quality of life. I provide a safe environment of non-judgment to discuss your goals for therapy and work with you to achieve them.
Are you asking whether there is more to life? Perhaps you feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? The decision to pursue therapy can be a challenging one. Change starts with the hope for something different, and in my practice we will work together to discover new ways of coping and overcoming life's obstacles. I have helped my clients overcome their doubts and significantly improve their quality of life. I provide a safe environment of non-judgment to discuss your goals for therapy and work with you to achieve them.
(973) 840-7791 View (973) 840-7791
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Tracie A Sarkar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, NBCFCH, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a relaxing nonjudgmental environment to explore who you are, what you want, where you are going, and how you will get there? Well, look no further I'm the Mental Health professional you have been looking for (Counselor MSW/MA, Psychotherapist LCSW, Psychologist, Sociologist, Criminologist, and Hypnotherapist). I'm an open minded, understanding, supportive, unbiased, reliable, and confident therapist in private practice providing individual, couple,mediation, marriage, group, play, family couns to anyone who needs help feeling happy, healthy, and motivated. My web site is orchard-center.com or traciesarkar.net
Are you looking for a relaxing nonjudgmental environment to explore who you are, what you want, where you are going, and how you will get there? Well, look no further I'm the Mental Health professional you have been looking for (Counselor MSW/MA, Psychotherapist LCSW, Psychologist, Sociologist, Criminologist, and Hypnotherapist). I'm an open minded, understanding, supportive, unbiased, reliable, and confident therapist in private practice providing individual, couple,mediation, marriage, group, play, family couns to anyone who needs help feeling happy, healthy, and motivated. My web site is orchard-center.com or traciesarkar.net
(973) 671-8204 View (973) 671-8204
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Judith Gurtman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst with over thirty years of experience. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, depression and relational conflicts. Many of the clients that I see have relational difficulties. Through a collaborative process, clients learn what interferes with initiating and maintaining relationships. I also use EMDR and Somatic Experience when it is appropriate.
I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst with over thirty years of experience. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, depression and relational conflicts. Many of the clients that I see have relational difficulties. Through a collaborative process, clients learn what interferes with initiating and maintaining relationships. I also use EMDR and Somatic Experience when it is appropriate.
(973) 227-1668 View (973) 227-1668
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Dayna Bandman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
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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Karen Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Couples, Therapy
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Having relationship problems? Feeling stuck or in a downward spiral? I work in a confidential setting where you find solutions and make changes to live a more satisfying and meaningful life. I work with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma/recovery, grief, difficult relationships, and major life transitions. I also treat borderline, narcissistic personality and mood disorders. A combination of advanced training in various modalities and experience allows me to custom treatment to your needs and concerns. A strong connection to the therapist is the most important factor in a successful therapy.
Having relationship problems? Feeling stuck or in a downward spiral? I work in a confidential setting where you find solutions and make changes to live a more satisfying and meaningful life. I work with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma/recovery, grief, difficult relationships, and major life transitions. I also treat borderline, narcissistic personality and mood disorders. A combination of advanced training in various modalities and experience allows me to custom treatment to your needs and concerns. A strong connection to the therapist is the most important factor in a successful therapy.
(732) 333-8025 View (732) 333-8025
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Nicole-Marie R. Helmstetter
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
For both newcomers and those who’ve had counseling in the past, I am here to support you in this process. In our work together, you will find empathy and genuine non-judgment, respect for your worldview and culture, and the value of your collaboration. I instill advocacy and will help you to access other resources. I bring experience, continued education, and sincere dedication to our work. I wholeheartedly believe that every challenge in life presents opportunities to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones. I am committed to supporting your goals, your overcoming obstacles, and reclaiming expertise over your own life.
For both newcomers and those who’ve had counseling in the past, I am here to support you in this process. In our work together, you will find empathy and genuine non-judgment, respect for your worldview and culture, and the value of your collaboration. I instill advocacy and will help you to access other resources. I bring experience, continued education, and sincere dedication to our work. I wholeheartedly believe that every challenge in life presents opportunities to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones. I am committed to supporting your goals, your overcoming obstacles, and reclaiming expertise over your own life.
(862) 579-3422 View (862) 579-3422
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Marisa Giuliani-O Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, Ed, S
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Thank you for taking the time to explore my profile! My name is Marisa Giuliani-O'Keefe and my specialty is Marriage and Family Therapy. I practice a system's focused form of therapy that explores both current situational issues, as well as, generational family patterns. I see couples both married and dating, as well as, individuals who are single or single again. I see children in conjunction with their parents to help support the family structure. The best way to get a sense of how I work is to check out my instagram @loveaccordingtomarisa and my site www.marisagiulianiokeefe.com
Thank you for taking the time to explore my profile! My name is Marisa Giuliani-O'Keefe and my specialty is Marriage and Family Therapy. I practice a system's focused form of therapy that explores both current situational issues, as well as, generational family patterns. I see couples both married and dating, as well as, individuals who are single or single again. I see children in conjunction with their parents to help support the family structure. The best way to get a sense of how I work is to check out my instagram @loveaccordingtomarisa and my site www.marisagiulianiokeefe.com
(973) 241-4140 View (973) 241-4140
Photo of Barbara Sime, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Caldwell, NJ
Barbara Sime, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer an eclectic treatment approach in a warm, comfortable, confidential environment. My specialties include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues and Life transitions. My therapeutic techniques are derived from over 20 years of training, education and employment in the field of mental health. I employ client driven, solution focused techniques which are based upon each client's individual needs and goals. I also try to provide clients with useful Dialectical Behavioral Techniques to ease symptoms and improve coping strategies. My ultimate goal is to help others improve their quality of life.
I offer an eclectic treatment approach in a warm, comfortable, confidential environment. My specialties include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues and Life transitions. My therapeutic techniques are derived from over 20 years of training, education and employment in the field of mental health. I employ client driven, solution focused techniques which are based upon each client's individual needs and goals. I also try to provide clients with useful Dialectical Behavioral Techniques to ease symptoms and improve coping strategies. My ultimate goal is to help others improve their quality of life.
(973) 221-9217 View (973) 221-9217
Photo of Amelia Kaplan Romanowsky, Psychologist in West Caldwell, NJ
Amelia Kaplan Romanowsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
I am a warm and experienced clinical psychologist who specializes in adult and couples therapy. I help you feel more understood and supported in your relationships. I have extensive training in working with emotions, as well as understanding behavior and how to make positive changes in your life. There are always good reasons why you do what you do. We collaborate to understand what is getting in your way so you can achieve your goals. I can help you have better relationships.
I am a warm and experienced clinical psychologist who specializes in adult and couples therapy. I help you feel more understood and supported in your relationships. I have extensive training in working with emotions, as well as understanding behavior and how to make positive changes in your life. There are always good reasons why you do what you do. We collaborate to understand what is getting in your way so you can achieve your goals. I can help you have better relationships.
(732) 800-4669 View (732) 800-4669
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Susan L Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCPsyA, ACS
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
What gets in the way of having a satisfying life? Repetitive behaviors, thoughts, and feelings can be troubling. How can problems be resolved? Through talk therapy! Individuals, couples, and families enter treatment with concerns: issues in relationships, addictions, careers, school issues, depression, anxiety, parenting, child/adolescent issues, phobias, and many others. I work collaboratively with clients to resolve issues that prevent having a fulfilled life or reaching goals or accomplishments. For over 25 years I have worked with adolescents, families, individuals, couples, and young adults. Why not discuss your concerns?
What gets in the way of having a satisfying life? Repetitive behaviors, thoughts, and feelings can be troubling. How can problems be resolved? Through talk therapy! Individuals, couples, and families enter treatment with concerns: issues in relationships, addictions, careers, school issues, depression, anxiety, parenting, child/adolescent issues, phobias, and many others. I work collaboratively with clients to resolve issues that prevent having a fulfilled life or reaching goals or accomplishments. For over 25 years I have worked with adolescents, families, individuals, couples, and young adults. Why not discuss your concerns?
(908) 962-7170 View (908) 962-7170
Photo of Katie DeFrank, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Caldwell, NJ
Katie DeFrank
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
One of the most difficult aspects of issues like anxiety, depression, and overwhelm can be the thought that something is "wrong" with you. You may feel like everyone else seems to have it all together, or they're at least coping well compared to you. When we isolate ourselves with those types of thoughts, it can bring us to a place where we feel unmotivated, unworthy and incapable of seeing things getting any better. At Katie DeFrank Counseling, it is my mission for you to know and feel that you're not alone, your struggle is legitimate, you are worth getting help, and that change for the better is not only possible, but a choice.
One of the most difficult aspects of issues like anxiety, depression, and overwhelm can be the thought that something is "wrong" with you. You may feel like everyone else seems to have it all together, or they're at least coping well compared to you. When we isolate ourselves with those types of thoughts, it can bring us to a place where we feel unmotivated, unworthy and incapable of seeing things getting any better. At Katie DeFrank Counseling, it is my mission for you to know and feel that you're not alone, your struggle is legitimate, you are worth getting help, and that change for the better is not only possible, but a choice.
(201) 254-0095 View (201) 254-0095
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Debra Ann Faretra
Counselor, MA, LAC, CSM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
I provide a safe place for clients challenged with trauma, anxiety, depression and difficulty adjusting through the various life stages. I use an eclectic approach of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Person-Centered Therapy to assist a diverse population of clients in improving overall quality of life.
I provide a safe place for clients challenged with trauma, anxiety, depression and difficulty adjusting through the various life stages. I use an eclectic approach of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Person-Centered Therapy to assist a diverse population of clients in improving overall quality of life.
(973) 834-5426 View (973) 834-5426
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June M Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Many people remark they wish they had a handbook with specific directions on how to be a good parent. If you happen to be one of the selected who have an atypical child a generic handbook wouldn’t help anyway. Second guessing every decision you make can be overwhelming and emotional at times where you just don’t know what to do. You probably feel like you can’t possibly go on like this forever. These thoughts and feelings are quite natural and don’t mean you are not a good parent. Maybe you just need a new playbook for your specific situation.
Many people remark they wish they had a handbook with specific directions on how to be a good parent. If you happen to be one of the selected who have an atypical child a generic handbook wouldn’t help anyway. Second guessing every decision you make can be overwhelming and emotional at times where you just don’t know what to do. You probably feel like you can’t possibly go on like this forever. These thoughts and feelings are quite natural and don’t mean you are not a good parent. Maybe you just need a new playbook for your specific situation.
(973) 821-4681 View (973) 821-4681
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Dr. Christopher Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Not accepting new clients
Distress can look very different person-to-person. You may feel anxious in social situations, unsafe because of past trauma, at a loss with your intimate partner, or increasingly concerned about your relationship with alcohol and other substances. Perhaps you're feeling misunderstood or marginalized by others, or facing structural barriers that lead to feelings of helplessness and low self-worth. If any of these circumstances speak to you, it's important to have an affirming space where you can share your experience without judgement, to feel safe and at ease, and to discover new ways of overcoming adversities in your life.
Distress can look very different person-to-person. You may feel anxious in social situations, unsafe because of past trauma, at a loss with your intimate partner, or increasingly concerned about your relationship with alcohol and other substances. Perhaps you're feeling misunderstood or marginalized by others, or facing structural barriers that lead to feelings of helplessness and low self-worth. If any of these circumstances speak to you, it's important to have an affirming space where you can share your experience without judgement, to feel safe and at ease, and to discover new ways of overcoming adversities in your life.
(201) 371-7740 View (201) 371-7740

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Number of Therapists in West Caldwell, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in West Caldwell, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
83% Family Conflict
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
79% Stress

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
77% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
46% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in West Caldwell, NJ see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Caldwell?

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.