Therapists in Brewster, NY

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Jeff Davidoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jeff Davidoff LCSW. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of New York. I use a client centered approach to therapy. You will always be treated with respect, in a non judgmental way, and with unconditional positive regard. We will address the issues and areas of your life you would like help with. We will use a blend of cognitive, dialectic behavioral and talk therapies to help you reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Hi, I'm Jeff Davidoff LCSW. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of New York. I use a client centered approach to therapy. You will always be treated with respect, in a non judgmental way, and with unconditional positive regard. We will address the issues and areas of your life you would like help with. We will use a blend of cognitive, dialectic behavioral and talk therapies to help you reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
(845) 547-0680 View (845) 547-0680
Photo of Lora Sant, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brewster, NY
Lora Sant
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
My expertise is working with couples and individuals who want to improve their communication and resolve conflict harmoniously. Strong emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety can stymie resolution or reconciliation. Are you both committed to your relationship, but struggling to resolve a conflict or get along? Learning how to process the dynamics in your relationships can empower you to make the changes you desire - including recovery from infidelity. I get excited when I have the opportunity to help couples find connection in the midst of the conflict.
My expertise is working with couples and individuals who want to improve their communication and resolve conflict harmoniously. Strong emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety can stymie resolution or reconciliation. Are you both committed to your relationship, but struggling to resolve a conflict or get along? Learning how to process the dynamics in your relationships can empower you to make the changes you desire - including recovery from infidelity. I get excited when I have the opportunity to help couples find connection in the midst of the conflict.
(845) 839-4025 View (845) 839-4025
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Kaaren Ribeiro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
It can be hard to find the right therapist, and, once you do, it can be difficult to articulate your needs in a session. With your permission, I would like to journey with you in a supportive, safe, nonjudgmental space that makes it easier. Together we will work to create an atmosphere, where you can openly express yourself and become the best authentic version of yourself. Whether you are going through a change, or dealing with everyday life stressors, you will not be alone. If you are interested in an individual approach to therapy, and wish to improve your wellbeing, I am the therapist for you!
It can be hard to find the right therapist, and, once you do, it can be difficult to articulate your needs in a session. With your permission, I would like to journey with you in a supportive, safe, nonjudgmental space that makes it easier. Together we will work to create an atmosphere, where you can openly express yourself and become the best authentic version of yourself. Whether you are going through a change, or dealing with everyday life stressors, you will not be alone. If you are interested in an individual approach to therapy, and wish to improve your wellbeing, I am the therapist for you!
(845) 712-9535 View (845) 712-9535
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Nicki Huebbe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
My style is active and collaborative, warm and respectful. These factors consistently combine to help clients clarify their goals and supports them in the process of making these goals a reality. I have experience with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings. These settings include private practice, community mental health, school-based special education, home-based early intervention, and advocacy.
My style is active and collaborative, warm and respectful. These factors consistently combine to help clients clarify their goals and supports them in the process of making these goals a reality. I have experience with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings. These settings include private practice, community mental health, school-based special education, home-based early intervention, and advocacy.
(845) 481-2202 View (845) 481-2202
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Scott W. Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Speaker, Writer
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
I am an award winning mental health & addictions therapist; a former contractor for the CDC. Therapy integrates empowerment techniques into a spectrum of evidence based approaches tailored to suit your needs. Treatment is primarily focused on empowering clients with new cognitive perspectives, conflict management, self-reconditioning and behavior modification for mood disorders, substance misuse and addictive behaviors. Clients are encouraged to be proactive in therapy so we can build upon your strengths to develop new skills, an informed knowledge base (knowledge is power) & greater sense of autonomy. See www.SWS-Empower.com.
I am an award winning mental health & addictions therapist; a former contractor for the CDC. Therapy integrates empowerment techniques into a spectrum of evidence based approaches tailored to suit your needs. Treatment is primarily focused on empowering clients with new cognitive perspectives, conflict management, self-reconditioning and behavior modification for mood disorders, substance misuse and addictive behaviors. Clients are encouraged to be proactive in therapy so we can build upon your strengths to develop new skills, an informed knowledge base (knowledge is power) & greater sense of autonomy. See www.SWS-Empower.com.
(845) 302-3845 View (845) 302-3845
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Ruth Baron
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
If you have gotten this far in your search for a therapist, you have made an important decision to get some help. This next step - finding someone you can trust to do this work with you - can be somewhat daunting. How do you make this choice? You really won't know who will be a good match for you until you sit down and speak with someone.
If you have gotten this far in your search for a therapist, you have made an important decision to get some help. This next step - finding someone you can trust to do this work with you - can be somewhat daunting. How do you make this choice? You really won't know who will be a good match for you until you sit down and speak with someone.
(845) 379-0059 View (845) 379-0059
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Mina Kim Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in New York, with experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. I am specialized with immigrant issues as well. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflicts, relationship issues, parenting problems, and difficulties with teenagers and adolescents. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse within the juvenile justice system.
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in New York, with experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. I am specialized with immigrant issues as well. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflicts, relationship issues, parenting problems, and difficulties with teenagers and adolescents. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse within the juvenile justice system.
(845) 420-3594 View (845) 420-3594
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Jacqueline K. Lintzeris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, substance use, relationship issues, trauma, or feel like you can't manage stress lately? At Serene Soul, I address these concerns with client centered compassionate care to help guide you through the therapeutic process. I use (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and (MI) Motivational Interviewing, as well as holistic elements to treat adults in individual and group therapy sessions. I've been a practicing therapist for 8 years and I believe my success comes from my authenticity with clients.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, substance use, relationship issues, trauma, or feel like you can't manage stress lately? At Serene Soul, I address these concerns with client centered compassionate care to help guide you through the therapeutic process. I use (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and (MI) Motivational Interviewing, as well as holistic elements to treat adults in individual and group therapy sessions. I've been a practicing therapist for 8 years and I believe my success comes from my authenticity with clients.
(845) 409-8037 View (845) 409-8037
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Rooted Arts Psychotherapy
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
You are not alone in navigating the challenges of relationships, identity, school, work, & parenting. Sometimes today's struggles open the doors to the past unexpectedly, making even small tasks feel overwhelming. With my training in the creative arts therapy and EMDR, I can help you expand on your coping skills and boundaries to help build confidence as well as improving relationships. My passion lies in helping teens and adults with stress, anxiety, loss, PTSD and/or trauma as well as folks in LGBTQ+ community explore and understand their thoughts and feelings in a way that creates healing and more confidence in their life.
You are not alone in navigating the challenges of relationships, identity, school, work, & parenting. Sometimes today's struggles open the doors to the past unexpectedly, making even small tasks feel overwhelming. With my training in the creative arts therapy and EMDR, I can help you expand on your coping skills and boundaries to help build confidence as well as improving relationships. My passion lies in helping teens and adults with stress, anxiety, loss, PTSD and/or trauma as well as folks in LGBTQ+ community explore and understand their thoughts and feelings in a way that creates healing and more confidence in their life.
(845) 506-8181 View (845) 506-8181
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Mariel Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
Life does not always go as planned. Between our self comparisons, what we see in the media, and what we planned for our life in our dreams- sometimes its hard to stay afloat. Parenting is rough! Divorce is rough! Marriage is rough! Balancing all of the things is rough! If you can relate to any of these things, then lets partner together to build you up, identify what can work, and help get you through the rough times. Its overwhelming and all consuming, lets work together to get to a better place. I am a clinical social worker for 20 years plus a Certified Divorce Coach. Lets connect.
Life does not always go as planned. Between our self comparisons, what we see in the media, and what we planned for our life in our dreams- sometimes its hard to stay afloat. Parenting is rough! Divorce is rough! Marriage is rough! Balancing all of the things is rough! If you can relate to any of these things, then lets partner together to build you up, identify what can work, and help get you through the rough times. Its overwhelming and all consuming, lets work together to get to a better place. I am a clinical social worker for 20 years plus a Certified Divorce Coach. Lets connect.
(845) 252-8205 View (845) 252-8205
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Gary J Edelstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
My clinical areas of specialization include: the treatment of neuro-psychological and developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders, and the management of emotional and behavioral dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize a range of strategies and techniques to address these problems including: structured family therapy, strategic therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavior interventions. A large portion of my practice is devoted to helping families and couples resolve conflicts and relate in a more meaningful and positive manner. It is my belief that healthy family relationships are the basis of mental health and well being.
My clinical areas of specialization include: the treatment of neuro-psychological and developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders, and the management of emotional and behavioral dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize a range of strategies and techniques to address these problems including: structured family therapy, strategic therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavior interventions. A large portion of my practice is devoted to helping families and couples resolve conflicts and relate in a more meaningful and positive manner. It is my belief that healthy family relationships are the basis of mental health and well being.
(845) 538-4046 View (845) 538-4046
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Irwin Leibowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
Feeling somewhat overwhelmed? Let's just sit and talk; help me understand where you are and how i might best assist you. I have been practicing for 30+ years, having served not only as therapist/supervisor but as Chief Psychologist at a major mental health facility, educational consultant to a variety of metropolitan school systems and as an Associate Professor of Psychology. I specialize in areas of personal development, academic achievement/educational testing, behavioral management and autism. Perhaps we can work together to discover more efficient ways of navigating life issues other than by simply having to endure them.
Feeling somewhat overwhelmed? Let's just sit and talk; help me understand where you are and how i might best assist you. I have been practicing for 30+ years, having served not only as therapist/supervisor but as Chief Psychologist at a major mental health facility, educational consultant to a variety of metropolitan school systems and as an Associate Professor of Psychology. I specialize in areas of personal development, academic achievement/educational testing, behavioral management and autism. Perhaps we can work together to discover more efficient ways of navigating life issues other than by simply having to endure them.
(914) 930-4951 View (914) 930-4951
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Janis M.VoltmerLCSWR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
It's hard to think about starting therapy. And maybe it's never worked in the past. And often it can be more difficult when you've experienced what is considered a trauma, even if you don't think of your life that way. You just know you're not happy and haven't been in a long time. Sometimes therapy works when you try one more time. Maybe you just have to be ready.
It's hard to think about starting therapy. And maybe it's never worked in the past. And often it can be more difficult when you've experienced what is considered a trauma, even if you don't think of your life that way. You just know you're not happy and haven't been in a long time. Sometimes therapy works when you try one more time. Maybe you just have to be ready.
(845) 267-7051 View (845) 267-7051
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Frances Anastasi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
I believe that many difficulties are related to our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the unhealthy defenses that we erect, usually in childhood, to protect ourselves against hurt. Once helpful, but now outdated, these defenses prevent self-awareness and the constructive resolution of our problems. These blocks to awareness can contribute to symptoms such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, addictive behaviors, etc. I can assist you in developing healthier coping skills, i.e, to identify your defenses, explore your underlying feelings, and rediscover your authentic self.
I believe that many difficulties are related to our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the unhealthy defenses that we erect, usually in childhood, to protect ourselves against hurt. Once helpful, but now outdated, these defenses prevent self-awareness and the constructive resolution of our problems. These blocks to awareness can contribute to symptoms such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, addictive behaviors, etc. I can assist you in developing healthier coping skills, i.e, to identify your defenses, explore your underlying feelings, and rediscover your authentic self.
(631) 660-9698 View (631) 660-9698
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Patrick W Ford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
I am a clinical psychologist working with adults, children, and couples. For over 6 years I have worked with combat veterans and their families. Prior to becoming a psychologist I was in the Marine Corps for 14 years. As therapist, my job is to meet you wherever you are and use my professional training and personal experience to help you move forward in the direction of your choosing to achieve your objectives. My goal is to give you the tools you need so that you don't need me. Therapy is about making you stronger, not making me feel smarter.
I am a clinical psychologist working with adults, children, and couples. For over 6 years I have worked with combat veterans and their families. Prior to becoming a psychologist I was in the Marine Corps for 14 years. As therapist, my job is to meet you wherever you are and use my professional training and personal experience to help you move forward in the direction of your choosing to achieve your objectives. My goal is to give you the tools you need so that you don't need me. Therapy is about making you stronger, not making me feel smarter.
(845) 745-6980 View (845) 745-6980
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Christy M Gotto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509
Waitlist for new clients
I am fortunate to work in a field where I have met amazing people on their path of self discovery . I am a therapist / clinical social worker with over twenty years I enjoy working with various populations at developmental stages . My focus is on helping clients identify goals and develop strategies and coping skills that will help them overall . We all have strengths and areas that we can improve . My approach is solution based with symptom relief as a primary focus , my style is collaborative and interactive . Establishing a rapport with someone in a safe supportive environment is so important when beginning therapy .
I am fortunate to work in a field where I have met amazing people on their path of self discovery . I am a therapist / clinical social worker with over twenty years I enjoy working with various populations at developmental stages . My focus is on helping clients identify goals and develop strategies and coping skills that will help them overall . We all have strengths and areas that we can improve . My approach is solution based with symptom relief as a primary focus , my style is collaborative and interactive . Establishing a rapport with someone in a safe supportive environment is so important when beginning therapy .
(914) 529-6354 View (914) 529-6354
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Aida Paola Bekker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
I am bilingual/bicultural, graduate from Fordham University. I have specialized training in trauma and family violence with an emphasis on the study of victimology. My clinical experience is focused with treating children, adolescents and adult survivors of trauma. In addition to my work with this specialized population, I have treated adults presenting with marital conflict and individuals with concerns around anxiety, depression and difficulty with mood regulation. I place a strong emphasis on the patient being the change agent and focuses on bringing patient’s individual strengths and interests to the surface.
I am bilingual/bicultural, graduate from Fordham University. I have specialized training in trauma and family violence with an emphasis on the study of victimology. My clinical experience is focused with treating children, adolescents and adult survivors of trauma. In addition to my work with this specialized population, I have treated adults presenting with marital conflict and individuals with concerns around anxiety, depression and difficulty with mood regulation. I place a strong emphasis on the patient being the change agent and focuses on bringing patient’s individual strengths and interests to the surface.
(718) 303-2418 View (718) 303-2418
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David J. Parr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509
If you are experiencing personal conflict or crisis, or find that a problem continues to surface in your life despite your best efforts to solve it, I can help. My principal goal is to help you and/or your family members find effective solutions to get through difficult times and get back on track. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive specialized training and over 23 years of experience in crisis management and teaching practical coping and interpersonal skills. I provide a solution-focused, flexible and time-limited approach to problem solving in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and private setting.
If you are experiencing personal conflict or crisis, or find that a problem continues to surface in your life despite your best efforts to solve it, I can help. My principal goal is to help you and/or your family members find effective solutions to get through difficult times and get back on track. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive specialized training and over 23 years of experience in crisis management and teaching practical coping and interpersonal skills. I provide a solution-focused, flexible and time-limited approach to problem solving in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and private setting.
(917) 746-7344 View (917) 746-7344
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Kristin Manusama
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Brewster, NY 10509  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, personal growth and self-esteem, and general relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers). We do not always have control over what life throws our way, but together we can focus on developing coping skills, building self esteem, working through life transitions and making the necessary changes in your life to live a more fulfilling life. I focus on helping you identify your feelings and maladaptive thought patterns in order to find solutions to your problems.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, personal growth and self-esteem, and general relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers). We do not always have control over what life throws our way, but together we can focus on developing coping skills, building self esteem, working through life transitions and making the necessary changes in your life to live a more fulfilling life. I focus on helping you identify your feelings and maladaptive thought patterns in order to find solutions to your problems.
(845) 203-0261 View (845) 203-0261
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Maria Antell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brewster, NY 10509
Life is about transitions! Whether you are struggling with your career, your body, your relationship, grief, caregiving, or trauma, I can help you find the tools to heal and create the life you envision. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I provide non-traditional walking/running therapy to help you manage anxiety, find peace with your body through movement and intuitive eating, and manage the stress of day-to-day life. Together we will decide if meeting in an office space, online, or on a nearby trail in nature is the best option for you. There is also an option to combine these settings while we work on your goals.
Life is about transitions! Whether you are struggling with your career, your body, your relationship, grief, caregiving, or trauma, I can help you find the tools to heal and create the life you envision. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I provide non-traditional walking/running therapy to help you manage anxiety, find peace with your body through movement and intuitive eating, and manage the stress of day-to-day life. Together we will decide if meeting in an office space, online, or on a nearby trail in nature is the best option for you. There is also an option to combine these settings while we work on your goals.
(845) 286-9446 View (845) 286-9446

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Number of Therapists in Brewster, NY

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Brewster, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
78% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
64% Relationship Issues
45% Coping Skills
45% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brewster, NY see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brewster?

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.