Therapists in West Orange, NJ

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M. Claudia Maya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, EdS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
After several years of working as a Clinical Psychologist in Lima-Perú, I obtained my Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy in the United States. I have experience in assessing and treating families, couples and individuals within the context of their relationships, focusing on families struggling with a variety of challenges including trauma, parenting, anxiety, emotional and physical abuse, and loss. My approach encourages the growth of emotional attachment and communication resulting in an integrated well-being. I conduct therapy both in English & Spanish and I have worked extensively with the Latino community.
After several years of working as a Clinical Psychologist in Lima-Perú, I obtained my Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy in the United States. I have experience in assessing and treating families, couples and individuals within the context of their relationships, focusing on families struggling with a variety of challenges including trauma, parenting, anxiety, emotional and physical abuse, and loss. My approach encourages the growth of emotional attachment and communication resulting in an integrated well-being. I conduct therapy both in English & Spanish and I have worked extensively with the Latino community.
(862) 214-6347 View (862) 214-6347
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Stacy-Ann D Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCS, CSS
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Seeking therapeutic help is challenging, therefore my utmost reward as a therapist is assisting my client(s) to explore ways to make life changes that allows them to look forward to a future with hope. I specialize in trauma focused treatment and working with adults, adolescents and their families.
Seeking therapeutic help is challenging, therefore my utmost reward as a therapist is assisting my client(s) to explore ways to make life changes that allows them to look forward to a future with hope. I specialize in trauma focused treatment and working with adults, adolescents and their families.
(848) 229-9606 View (848) 229-9606
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Meghan D McNulty
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
With a profound dedication to healing and transformation, Meghan has worked with individuals from an array of backgrounds, presenting issues, and symptoms. Her client's come for guidance and support on their journey towards wholeness, ultimately helping them to build healthier relationships, achieve emotional well-being, and live fulfilling lives. She has walked with her clients through some of the toughest moments of their lives, making a positive and lasting impact on those she serves.
With a profound dedication to healing and transformation, Meghan has worked with individuals from an array of backgrounds, presenting issues, and symptoms. Her client's come for guidance and support on their journey towards wholeness, ultimately helping them to build healthier relationships, achieve emotional well-being, and live fulfilling lives. She has walked with her clients through some of the toughest moments of their lives, making a positive and lasting impact on those she serves.
(551) 282-7041 View (551) 282-7041
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Nan Ellen Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am a psychotherapist/researcher/ neuroscientist who studies how emotions influence our physical and emotional wellbeing. My book" Why Good Sex Matters" (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 1/2020) explores how imbalances in the wiring of the core emotional systems can disrupt our capacity for pleasure and joy--(contributing to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and general stress)--and outlines tool to rebalance the body/mind. My clients are seeking insights, tools, and skills to empower their capacity to have deeply joyful and satisfying lives. I work with them to co-create a multifaceted approach to fit their unique needs.
I am a psychotherapist/researcher/ neuroscientist who studies how emotions influence our physical and emotional wellbeing. My book" Why Good Sex Matters" (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 1/2020) explores how imbalances in the wiring of the core emotional systems can disrupt our capacity for pleasure and joy--(contributing to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and general stress)--and outlines tool to rebalance the body/mind. My clients are seeking insights, tools, and skills to empower their capacity to have deeply joyful and satisfying lives. I work with them to co-create a multifaceted approach to fit their unique needs.
(973) 587-8635 View (973) 587-8635
Barbara Holton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of children, teens, adults. I opened my practice in New Jersey after working in NYC in clinical and leadership positions. The areas of ADHD, ODD, RAD, Depression, Anxiety, self esteem, gender identity, adoption, PTSD and marital discord are some of the issues I provide psychotherapy. I also treat Compassion Fatigue that occurs with First Responders, as well as, Bereavement and Trauma. I use Play Therapy with young children while using art and other modalities with teens. Adult therapy is goal oriented often using CBT as well.
I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of children, teens, adults. I opened my practice in New Jersey after working in NYC in clinical and leadership positions. The areas of ADHD, ODD, RAD, Depression, Anxiety, self esteem, gender identity, adoption, PTSD and marital discord are some of the issues I provide psychotherapy. I also treat Compassion Fatigue that occurs with First Responders, as well as, Bereavement and Trauma. I use Play Therapy with young children while using art and other modalities with teens. Adult therapy is goal oriented often using CBT as well.
(973) 797-9228 View (973) 797-9228
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Ronald G Silikovitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
I, Ron Silikovitz, Ph.D., am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have offices in West Orange and Elizabeth, New Jersey. My specialty areas include: Forensic psychology (parent coordination, therapeutic visitation, custody/parenting time evaluation, relocation evaluation, risk assessment, personal injury, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and victims, competency, termination of parental rights and adoption, and expert witness testimony), individual psychotherapy, couples therapy,family therapy.
I, Ron Silikovitz, Ph.D., am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have offices in West Orange and Elizabeth, New Jersey. My specialty areas include: Forensic psychology (parent coordination, therapeutic visitation, custody/parenting time evaluation, relocation evaluation, risk assessment, personal injury, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and victims, competency, termination of parental rights and adoption, and expert witness testimony), individual psychotherapy, couples therapy,family therapy.
(862) 245-1967 View (862) 245-1967
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Dr. Simoné Edwards
Counselor, Ed, D
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt afraid to fail? Regardless of the circumstances, failing, for some is not an option, yet it consumes many to a point where you become stifled into being complacent. You might find yourself frozen in doing nothing because you are stuck. The truth is high achievers often struggle with anxiety – it’s par for the course. Those who find success in all aspects of life are often viewed as “having it all together” but what often follows is a bag full of stress, depression, and anxiety. These states often lead to destructive or disturbing thought patterns, which then leads to negative influences on behavior and emotions.
Have you ever felt afraid to fail? Regardless of the circumstances, failing, for some is not an option, yet it consumes many to a point where you become stifled into being complacent. You might find yourself frozen in doing nothing because you are stuck. The truth is high achievers often struggle with anxiety – it’s par for the course. Those who find success in all aspects of life are often viewed as “having it all together” but what often follows is a bag full of stress, depression, and anxiety. These states often lead to destructive or disturbing thought patterns, which then leads to negative influences on behavior and emotions.
(973) 381-8901 View (973) 381-8901
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Salma Khshaiboon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am a licensed psychologist in both NJ and NY serving adults who may be struggling with mood and/or personality disorders. Those include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance use, grief and loss, self-growth, relationships and interpersonal stressors. I perceive therapy as a safe and comfortable space allowing you to take a journey of discovery and growth. I would also welcome your significant other and/or loved one into therapy, upon your request and as clinically indicated.
I am a licensed psychologist in both NJ and NY serving adults who may be struggling with mood and/or personality disorders. Those include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance use, grief and loss, self-growth, relationships and interpersonal stressors. I perceive therapy as a safe and comfortable space allowing you to take a journey of discovery and growth. I would also welcome your significant other and/or loved one into therapy, upon your request and as clinically indicated.
(973) 840-8814 View (973) 840-8814
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Orly Shulman-Kennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am here to listen and understand your distress, clarify your goals and support you in the process of changing feelings and interactions. You will find me easy to talk to, deeply caring, motivating and empowering. I treat adults and children who struggle with anxiety and depression, issues of self esteem , medical crisis, career related issues and adjustment to major life transitions. A large part of my practice focuses on relationship problems with significant others, intimacy and sexuality, parenting to children and adolescents. I specialize in supporting families in crisis due to divorce, substance abuse or financial crisis.
I am here to listen and understand your distress, clarify your goals and support you in the process of changing feelings and interactions. You will find me easy to talk to, deeply caring, motivating and empowering. I treat adults and children who struggle with anxiety and depression, issues of self esteem , medical crisis, career related issues and adjustment to major life transitions. A large part of my practice focuses on relationship problems with significant others, intimacy and sexuality, parenting to children and adolescents. I specialize in supporting families in crisis due to divorce, substance abuse or financial crisis.
(973) 204-1005 View (973) 204-1005
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Lisa Sand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Life can sometimes be challenging, and I'd like to help you navigate those challenges. I'm best suited to treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and stress. Specific areas of expertise include: life after college, work culture & environment, the complexities of marriage, infertility/pregnancy/postpartum, managing children with health issues, parenting problems, family strife, grief and loss, self-esteem.
Life can sometimes be challenging, and I'd like to help you navigate those challenges. I'm best suited to treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and stress. Specific areas of expertise include: life after college, work culture & environment, the complexities of marriage, infertility/pregnancy/postpartum, managing children with health issues, parenting problems, family strife, grief and loss, self-esteem.
(862) 322-6083 View (862) 322-6083
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Tracy Barry-Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Welcome to your journey to wellness with Guided Pathways Counseling! I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy, so congratulations on taking the first step. This is your safe space to talk out and address your concerns. You are here because you either need assistance, empowering, and/or motivation to reach goals you are struggling to attain on your own. I am here to help you reach those goals by creating a warm, welcoming, and encouraging environment to freely express yourself through your concerns. I like to take an active role in sessions with client’s all while being reflective as well.
Welcome to your journey to wellness with Guided Pathways Counseling! I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy, so congratulations on taking the first step. This is your safe space to talk out and address your concerns. You are here because you either need assistance, empowering, and/or motivation to reach goals you are struggling to attain on your own. I am here to help you reach those goals by creating a warm, welcoming, and encouraging environment to freely express yourself through your concerns. I like to take an active role in sessions with client’s all while being reflective as well.
(732) 401-9968 View (732) 401-9968
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Dr. Janet Hoffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
Many of the people I work with have complicated stories and families. They have struggled with relationships and symptoms of different kinds and come to therapy to share their experiences, perhaps for the first time. I work with adults and adolescents to help them have healthier relationships and build self-esteem. As a Certified EMDR therapist, I use EMDR skills to assist in treating traumatic events and relational trauma. I help parents and adolescents address emotional needs. I help couples develop trust and intimacy through Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Many of the people I work with have complicated stories and families. They have struggled with relationships and symptoms of different kinds and come to therapy to share their experiences, perhaps for the first time. I work with adults and adolescents to help them have healthier relationships and build self-esteem. As a Certified EMDR therapist, I use EMDR skills to assist in treating traumatic events and relational trauma. I help parents and adolescents address emotional needs. I help couples develop trust and intimacy through Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(973) 310-2117 View (973) 310-2117
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Syl Chastanet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Do you feel your relationship is falling apart? Is your adolescent struggling, but you don’t have the wherewithal to direct change? Do you feel overwhelmed and lack motivation? Are you depressed, struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem or lack self-worth? You may be confronted with challenging experiences -strained relationships, career-related difficulties, health crisis or financial strains that have altered your life and placed an infinite degree of emotional and mental stress. You can find help to navigate these experiences. Your concerns are not beyond solutions; I am here to help you navigate successfully through your journey.
Do you feel your relationship is falling apart? Is your adolescent struggling, but you don’t have the wherewithal to direct change? Do you feel overwhelmed and lack motivation? Are you depressed, struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem or lack self-worth? You may be confronted with challenging experiences -strained relationships, career-related difficulties, health crisis or financial strains that have altered your life and placed an infinite degree of emotional and mental stress. You can find help to navigate these experiences. Your concerns are not beyond solutions; I am here to help you navigate successfully through your journey.
(973) 352-0990 View (973) 352-0990
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Total Family Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
Total Family Solutions provides strength based individualized therapy that supports the unique needs of each individual. Treatment is guided by a strength based approach. Services offered include individual, family and couples therapy. Total Family Solutions has four locations; Avenel- Middlesex County, Vineland- Cumberland County, Voorhees- Camden County and West Orange- Essex County New Jersey.
Total Family Solutions provides strength based individualized therapy that supports the unique needs of each individual. Treatment is guided by a strength based approach. Services offered include individual, family and couples therapy. Total Family Solutions has four locations; Avenel- Middlesex County, Vineland- Cumberland County, Voorhees- Camden County and West Orange- Essex County New Jersey.
(856) 317-6817 x201 View (856) 317-6817 x201
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Allyson Brinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals in managing life challenges by identifying and building upon strengths in order to gain a greater sense of self and develop confidence. As a licensed professional counselor, I am passionate about increasing self-awareness, teaching mindfulness techniques, and providing a safe space. My goal is to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment to allow clients to feel safe and supported. My desire is to meet you where you are in your life journey and assist you along the path to sufficiency, as each individual is the expert in his/her/their personal life experiences.
I enjoy working with individuals in managing life challenges by identifying and building upon strengths in order to gain a greater sense of self and develop confidence. As a licensed professional counselor, I am passionate about increasing self-awareness, teaching mindfulness techniques, and providing a safe space. My goal is to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment to allow clients to feel safe and supported. My desire is to meet you where you are in your life journey and assist you along the path to sufficiency, as each individual is the expert in his/her/their personal life experiences.
(732) 347-7989 View (732) 347-7989
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Dia DeAngelis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
Everyday life can be messy and even overwhelming at times. It can be especially difficult to navigate when we feel, anxious, confused, unmotivated, or frustrated. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. I would like to congratulate you for seeking counseling as it can be challenging to do so. I offer in person and Telehealth counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, groups, and couples.
Everyday life can be messy and even overwhelming at times. It can be especially difficult to navigate when we feel, anxious, confused, unmotivated, or frustrated. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. I would like to congratulate you for seeking counseling as it can be challenging to do so. I offer in person and Telehealth counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, groups, and couples.
(862) 354-6057 View (862) 354-6057
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Zasah S. Khademi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
Life can be challenging in the best of times. In these especially tumultuous times everything is harder, and it can become overwhelming to cope. You are here because you want to change…or maybe you just need a little help and support through tough times. Using an integrative, holistic approach I will provide you with the empathy and tools you need to feel and do better. You are in charge, you set the destination and the goals you want to achieve, and we try to get there together. I provide compassionate therapeutic support for children and adolescents, adults, couples, parents and families.
Life can be challenging in the best of times. In these especially tumultuous times everything is harder, and it can become overwhelming to cope. You are here because you want to change…or maybe you just need a little help and support through tough times. Using an integrative, holistic approach I will provide you with the empathy and tools you need to feel and do better. You are in charge, you set the destination and the goals you want to achieve, and we try to get there together. I provide compassionate therapeutic support for children and adolescents, adults, couples, parents and families.
(973) 834-6862 View (973) 834-6862
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Nick Fonarev
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am an IFS, KAP, and harm reduction therapist seeing clients presenting with a range of mental health concerns including CPTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use, and grief. I help clients integrate difficult experiences and connect with their inner healing resources. In addition to Internal Family Systems, I am certified in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KTC), Psychedelic Therapy and Integration (Fluence), MDMA-Assisted Therapy (MAPS/Lykos), and Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, and over the past eight years have been involved with the Zendo Project, helping people transform from challenging psychedelic experiences.
I am an IFS, KAP, and harm reduction therapist seeing clients presenting with a range of mental health concerns including CPTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use, and grief. I help clients integrate difficult experiences and connect with their inner healing resources. In addition to Internal Family Systems, I am certified in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KTC), Psychedelic Therapy and Integration (Fluence), MDMA-Assisted Therapy (MAPS/Lykos), and Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, and over the past eight years have been involved with the Zendo Project, helping people transform from challenging psychedelic experiences.
(862) 263-7286 View (862) 263-7286
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Erin Hertrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Maybe you're a new parent, wondering why you're not enjoying this more. Or you've experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, and need support in processing your experience. You might have had a traumatic birth, or received a fetal diagnosis that leaves you feeling stuck...unsure of how to move forward. Does what happened leave you with spiraling thoughts, and everything feels like chaos?
Maybe you're a new parent, wondering why you're not enjoying this more. Or you've experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, and need support in processing your experience. You might have had a traumatic birth, or received a fetal diagnosis that leaves you feeling stuck...unsure of how to move forward. Does what happened leave you with spiraling thoughts, and everything feels like chaos?
(973) 397-5133 View (973) 397-5133
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Sherin Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I believe that everyone has the potential to live the life that they envision and I am passionate about helping you get there! I am accessible to my clients in person and via telehealth and I work with them individually to ensure that our goals are being met. Open communication and a comfortable environment are very important to me. Let's take the first steps to living the life you envision together!
I believe that everyone has the potential to live the life that they envision and I am passionate about helping you get there! I am accessible to my clients in person and via telehealth and I work with them individually to ensure that our goals are being met. Open communication and a comfortable environment are very important to me. Let's take the first steps to living the life you envision together!
(973) 604-0178 View (973) 604-0178

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in West Orange, NJ

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in West Orange, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Coping Skills
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Orange, NJ see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Orange?

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.