Therapists in Brighton, NY

Photo of McKenzie Smallcomb, Counselor in Brighton, NY
McKenzie Smallcomb
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14620
Are you having difficulty sorting through life's many challenges? Taking this step can feel overwhelming and I'd like to offer you a safe space where you can truly express yourself to begin finding ways to cope with this stress. I provide support to adolescents, their family members, and adults to address a variety of challenges. I offer a trusted environment for individuals to be themselves and help to foster change by supporting you in feeling your challenges are more manageable. It takes a great deal of courage to seek this support and I'm so glad you are here!
Are you having difficulty sorting through life's many challenges? Taking this step can feel overwhelming and I'd like to offer you a safe space where you can truly express yourself to begin finding ways to cope with this stress. I provide support to adolescents, their family members, and adults to address a variety of challenges. I offer a trusted environment for individuals to be themselves and help to foster change by supporting you in feeling your challenges are more manageable. It takes a great deal of courage to seek this support and I'm so glad you are here!
(585) 449-6380 View (585) 449-6380
Photo of Yarden Abittan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brighton, NY
Yarden Abittan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brighton, NY 14620  (Online Only)
Yarden Abittan is dedicated to helping young people on their journey through the challenges of life adjustment, anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, and the overwhelming pressure to be perfect. Yarden approaches every client with a genuine curiosity, fostering a collaborative relationship that guides you to a deeper self-understanding and equips you with the tools to navigate life's uncertainties.
Yarden Abittan is dedicated to helping young people on their journey through the challenges of life adjustment, anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, and the overwhelming pressure to be perfect. Yarden approaches every client with a genuine curiosity, fostering a collaborative relationship that guides you to a deeper self-understanding and equips you with the tools to navigate life's uncertainties.
(585) 542-7864 View (585) 542-7864
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Shunthenia (Shun) Hill
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14620
Change can be a difficult experience and yet, life is constantly changing. Life changes can cause disruption in everyday living, leading to many different feelings. Receiving support during life changes can help you sort these feelings of anxiety, depression, and of stress. I provide a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space to help, using cognitive behavioral interventions to help you process thoughts and feelings. Together, we can determine and express ways of dealing with change, life transitions, and impactful life decisions.
Change can be a difficult experience and yet, life is constantly changing. Life changes can cause disruption in everyday living, leading to many different feelings. Receiving support during life changes can help you sort these feelings of anxiety, depression, and of stress. I provide a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space to help, using cognitive behavioral interventions to help you process thoughts and feelings. Together, we can determine and express ways of dealing with change, life transitions, and impactful life decisions.
(585) 207-3955 View (585) 207-3955
Photo of Shannon McCormick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brighton, NY
Shannon McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brighton, NY 14620
Not accepting new clients
People seek therapy for many different needs: to develop skills and resources, to have space to process and unpack, and to receive support with navigating life transitions and challenges. My goal as a therapist is to support you with whatever you may be carrying. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process and I trust that you ultimately have the answers. Focus areas of my work include trauma recovery, work with neurodivergent folks, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy working with people in process of exploring and embracing sense of identity.
People seek therapy for many different needs: to develop skills and resources, to have space to process and unpack, and to receive support with navigating life transitions and challenges. My goal as a therapist is to support you with whatever you may be carrying. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process and I trust that you ultimately have the answers. Focus areas of my work include trauma recovery, work with neurodivergent folks, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy working with people in process of exploring and embracing sense of identity.
(585) 449-6932 View (585) 449-6932
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Katie Park Counseling & Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA
Verified
Brighton, NY 14620
Hiya parents/guardians, I want to make you and your child/teen/tween feel at safe with me. I provide kindness, empathy, and gentle nudging to overcome challenges associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, conflict, bullying/harassment, trauma associated with: child sexual abuse, domestic violence and custody issues, family conflict. I believe in a healthy mix of talk, art, and play psychotherapy for my kiddos in my office. Can't come to me? I'll come to you virtually (I can't guarantee my furry friends won't make an appearance -wink wink). Kiddos love my sand tray and teens enjoy the mini zen garden. Welcome to my office!
Hiya parents/guardians, I want to make you and your child/teen/tween feel at safe with me. I provide kindness, empathy, and gentle nudging to overcome challenges associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, conflict, bullying/harassment, trauma associated with: child sexual abuse, domestic violence and custody issues, family conflict. I believe in a healthy mix of talk, art, and play psychotherapy for my kiddos in my office. Can't come to me? I'll come to you virtually (I can't guarantee my furry friends won't make an appearance -wink wink). Kiddos love my sand tray and teens enjoy the mini zen garden. Welcome to my office!
(585) 648-5756 View (585) 648-5756
Photo of Kate Lynch, Art Therapist in Brighton, NY
Kate Lynch
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT, MT-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14620  (Online Only)
In our fast-paced world, it is easy to become anxious, depressed, angry, and/or overwhelmed. If it feels unmanageable at times, that makes sense. Our brains weren’t designed to be flooded with so much information globally and in our personal lives with minimal support. Add in additional stressors such as trauma, challenging family dynamics, or parenting, and it can feel like a pressure cooker ready to explode. However, you are not alone. Therapy is a wonderful tool to help release pressure and learn ways to manage challenging emotions so that you can be your best self.
In our fast-paced world, it is easy to become anxious, depressed, angry, and/or overwhelmed. If it feels unmanageable at times, that makes sense. Our brains weren’t designed to be flooded with so much information globally and in our personal lives with minimal support. Add in additional stressors such as trauma, challenging family dynamics, or parenting, and it can feel like a pressure cooker ready to explode. However, you are not alone. Therapy is a wonderful tool to help release pressure and learn ways to manage challenging emotions so that you can be your best self.
(585) 517-2642 View (585) 517-2642
Photo of Joe Russo, Psychologist in Brighton, NY
Joe Russo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14620
Not accepting new clients
With 30 years of experience, Dr. Russo's psychotherapy practice serves adults in a comforting and confidential setting. Quality treatment is provided which is evidence based, time-effective, and based on your chosen treatment goals. Individual psychotherapy is available. Office hours are Monday through Friday 12:00- 8:00 pm. Together, we will strive for wellness, balance and recovery in your life. Dr. Russo is a member of the New York State Psychological Association as well as the Genesee Valley Psychological Association.
With 30 years of experience, Dr. Russo's psychotherapy practice serves adults in a comforting and confidential setting. Quality treatment is provided which is evidence based, time-effective, and based on your chosen treatment goals. Individual psychotherapy is available. Office hours are Monday through Friday 12:00- 8:00 pm. Together, we will strive for wellness, balance and recovery in your life. Dr. Russo is a member of the New York State Psychological Association as well as the Genesee Valley Psychological Association.
(585) 563-3246 View (585) 563-3246
Photo of Susan Bush, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brighton, NY
Susan Bush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Brighton, NY 14620
Not accepting new clients
I have seen therapy help people from all walks of life and have a deep respect for its healing and transformative power. My approach is both active and receptive: I emphasize listening and learning from each unique person, while offering questions and observations to open up new insight, and specific suggestions when needed to create change. This helps me to gain a dynamic understanding of your situation and work collaboratively toward your goals.
I have seen therapy help people from all walks of life and have a deep respect for its healing and transformative power. My approach is both active and receptive: I emphasize listening and learning from each unique person, while offering questions and observations to open up new insight, and specific suggestions when needed to create change. This helps me to gain a dynamic understanding of your situation and work collaboratively toward your goals.
(585) 449-9890 View (585) 449-9890
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Cheryl A. Bianchi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, EAS-C
Verified
Brighton, NY 14610
I have been helping individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Clients & colleagues describe me as experienced, effective, direct, honest, kind, compassionate, genuine & caring. Strengths are my empathy & ability to connect with others in a therapeutic way as to help facilitate growth, change and movement in their lives & acceptance of self. I use an eclectic approach: cognitive-behavioral, experiential, relational, solution-focused, supportive, trauma informed, and insight-oriented psychotherapy. Expertise working with couples, families & adolescents. An Addiction Specialist and an OASAS-DMV Provider for drug & alcohol evaluations, assessment and treatment. I am also certified by EAPA as a Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinical(EAS-C).
I have been helping individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Clients & colleagues describe me as experienced, effective, direct, honest, kind, compassionate, genuine & caring. Strengths are my empathy & ability to connect with others in a therapeutic way as to help facilitate growth, change and movement in their lives & acceptance of self. I use an eclectic approach: cognitive-behavioral, experiential, relational, solution-focused, supportive, trauma informed, and insight-oriented psychotherapy. Expertise working with couples, families & adolescents. An Addiction Specialist and an OASAS-DMV Provider for drug & alcohol evaluations, assessment and treatment. I am also certified by EAPA as a Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinical(EAS-C).
(585) 492-6195 View (585) 492-6195
Photo of Ann Vodacek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brighton, NY
Ann Vodacek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Brighton, NY 14610
Working through family relationship challenges with spouse, parents, young or adult children, siblings or other category of family? Those are the relationships that are viewed by society as loving, healthy and positive, yet many of those relationships are not. I can help you sort through the relationship and work together to figure out the best way forward.
Working through family relationship challenges with spouse, parents, young or adult children, siblings or other category of family? Those are the relationships that are viewed by society as loving, healthy and positive, yet many of those relationships are not. I can help you sort through the relationship and work together to figure out the best way forward.
(585) 481-8211 View (585) 481-8211
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Krista Marie Gascon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14610
Not accepting new clients
With 12+ years of experience in the field, I am honored that you are considering me as your therapist. Good for you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist. Life can be challenging and quite often, unexpected, and it’s important and helpful you have someone to walk with you through whatever life may throw at you.
With 12+ years of experience in the field, I am honored that you are considering me as your therapist. Good for you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist. Life can be challenging and quite often, unexpected, and it’s important and helpful you have someone to walk with you through whatever life may throw at you.
(585) 460-1477 View (585) 460-1477
Photo of Aspire Counseling and Coaching by Mary Testa, LMHC, Counselor in Brighton, NY
Aspire Counseling and Coaching by Mary Testa, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, MS, Ed, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14610
I believe that everyone can benefit from personal growth. I can connect with anyone of any race, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation. I work with healthy individuals with life challenges as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems and parenting issues. I am adept at working with PTSD and Sexual Abuse Survivors. I love working with High School students, College age and beyond. I can assist you with your career and life direction. I am easy to connect with as I am not only approachable, and you will find me casual and laid back in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment.
I believe that everyone can benefit from personal growth. I can connect with anyone of any race, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation. I work with healthy individuals with life challenges as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems and parenting issues. I am adept at working with PTSD and Sexual Abuse Survivors. I love working with High School students, College age and beyond. I can assist you with your career and life direction. I am easy to connect with as I am not only approachable, and you will find me casual and laid back in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment.
(585) 447-5207 View (585) 447-5207
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Dr. Mary F Maida
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14610  (Online Only)
It is important to establish an open and respectful environment so that client needs and strengths are both understood. Working together we can clarify your needs and goals at this time in your life. Depending on your needs we can use ideas and techniques from a number of different approaches. We might focus on understanding feelings about relationships in your life, look at how ideas and beliefs affect your problems, focus on making decisions to help you with problem solving, look at past and current struggles as part of understanding your life path or "life story", or specific ways to cope with intense feelings and thoughts.
It is important to establish an open and respectful environment so that client needs and strengths are both understood. Working together we can clarify your needs and goals at this time in your life. Depending on your needs we can use ideas and techniques from a number of different approaches. We might focus on understanding feelings about relationships in your life, look at how ideas and beliefs affect your problems, focus on making decisions to help you with problem solving, look at past and current struggles as part of understanding your life path or "life story", or specific ways to cope with intense feelings and thoughts.
(585) 492-6086 View (585) 492-6086
Photo of Donna J Grant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brighton, NY
Donna J Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Brighton, NY 14610
I offer an interactive, practical, comprehensive, respectful and resourceful style of therapy that helps people shift their focus from wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to asking a very different question: "What's right about me?" My sessions, for both individuals and couples, are designed to identify effective and practical problem-solving strategies, as well as to uncover inner strengths and healing resources to address your concerns. I am open-minded and value cultural and religious diversity.
I offer an interactive, practical, comprehensive, respectful and resourceful style of therapy that helps people shift their focus from wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to asking a very different question: "What's right about me?" My sessions, for both individuals and couples, are designed to identify effective and practical problem-solving strategies, as well as to uncover inner strengths and healing resources to address your concerns. I am open-minded and value cultural and religious diversity.
(585) 563-9570 View (585) 563-9570
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Erin Wong
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14620
You’ve been working so hard to keep it all together, yet life still feels messy and overwhelming. Anxiety keeps you up at night, and perfectionism destroys any sense of success you start to experience. You’re trying to balance a relationship, get ahead in school or your career, and all the while you’re trying to convince everyone that you’re in control and you know exactly what you’re doing. It’s exhausting, and it’s not getting you any closer to the life you thought you would have by now. You’re here because you are ready to make a change. Let me walk beside you through the process.
You’ve been working so hard to keep it all together, yet life still feels messy and overwhelming. Anxiety keeps you up at night, and perfectionism destroys any sense of success you start to experience. You’re trying to balance a relationship, get ahead in school or your career, and all the while you’re trying to convince everyone that you’re in control and you know exactly what you’re doing. It’s exhausting, and it’s not getting you any closer to the life you thought you would have by now. You’re here because you are ready to make a change. Let me walk beside you through the process.
(585) 684-8019 View (585) 684-8019
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Audrey Berger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brighton, NY 14620  (Online Only)
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, and finding a therapist that's right for you is an important step. My therapy style involves, first and foremost, working to help you feel safe and supported as you go through the therapy process. We will work together to identify, understand and then address the issues that are causing you trouble in your life. I specialize in a number of patient concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with chronic illness and other medical concerns, coping with major life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, women's issues and stress management.
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, and finding a therapist that's right for you is an important step. My therapy style involves, first and foremost, working to help you feel safe and supported as you go through the therapy process. We will work together to identify, understand and then address the issues that are causing you trouble in your life. I specialize in a number of patient concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with chronic illness and other medical concerns, coping with major life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, women's issues and stress management.
(585) 270-7213 View (585) 270-7213
Photo of Regina Gonek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brighton, NY
Regina Gonek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, NY 14620  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, and welcome! Are you stressed out from juggling work, family, and trying to squeeze in a little time for yourself? Do you want a more satisfying relationship with your spouse/partner, or with your children, instead of "just going through the motions"? Does your worry or anxiety prevent you from enjoying your life? Are you depressed? Have you lost someone important in your life? Do your feel haunted by a past negative experience? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, I can help you. You can do more than just survive. Make this your best year!
Hi, and welcome! Are you stressed out from juggling work, family, and trying to squeeze in a little time for yourself? Do you want a more satisfying relationship with your spouse/partner, or with your children, instead of "just going through the motions"? Does your worry or anxiety prevent you from enjoying your life? Are you depressed? Have you lost someone important in your life? Do your feel haunted by a past negative experience? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, I can help you. You can do more than just survive. Make this your best year!
(585) 492-9293 View (585) 492-9293
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Grace Harlow Klein
PhD, RN, FAAN
Verified
Brighton, NY 14610
If you are having anxiety and depression, if you have experienced trauma, I can help you sort out the things that are missing to gain or restore meaning, energy and joy to your life and relationships. I believe in the potential for growth, that our lives can be better, that change is possible, that relationships can be deeply satisfying. If you are having difficulty in your life, relationships or work, you will find me a respectful, empathic listener. Connecting with your feelings, finding your voice and making the life and relationships you want are outcomes my individual and couple clients find in therapy with me.
If you are having anxiety and depression, if you have experienced trauma, I can help you sort out the things that are missing to gain or restore meaning, energy and joy to your life and relationships. I believe in the potential for growth, that our lives can be better, that change is possible, that relationships can be deeply satisfying. If you are having difficulty in your life, relationships or work, you will find me a respectful, empathic listener. Connecting with your feelings, finding your voice and making the life and relationships you want are outcomes my individual and couple clients find in therapy with me.
(585) 571-8189 View (585) 571-8189
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Max Wallace
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brighton, NY 14610
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of young adults and young professionals. I love working with others to find or create their own meaning and identity. Often this requires working on the issues that get in the way, like anxiety, depression, grief, or stress. Whether through a desire to change circumstances, improve self-compassion, or develop better relationships with important people, forming or changing your sense of self will be one of the most important experiences of your life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of young adults and young professionals. I love working with others to find or create their own meaning and identity. Often this requires working on the issues that get in the way, like anxiety, depression, grief, or stress. Whether through a desire to change circumstances, improve self-compassion, or develop better relationships with important people, forming or changing your sense of self will be one of the most important experiences of your life.
(585) 449-0125 View (585) 449-0125
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John Basil Manly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brighton, NY 14610
It can be a hard decision to make to decide that you need to talk with someone, and be just as daunting to actually make that first appointment. You want someone who will be understanding and insightful, as well as challenging. You want someone who will be empathic and knowledgeable, with whom you can feel comfortable to talk, and know that you're speaking in confidence. I work with a wide range of challenges, including: Tension and stress, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, life changes, difficulties coping, panic, phobia, sleep problems, social phobia, and family stressors.
It can be a hard decision to make to decide that you need to talk with someone, and be just as daunting to actually make that first appointment. You want someone who will be understanding and insightful, as well as challenging. You want someone who will be empathic and knowledgeable, with whom you can feel comfortable to talk, and know that you're speaking in confidence. I work with a wide range of challenges, including: Tension and stress, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, life changes, difficulties coping, panic, phobia, sleep problems, social phobia, and family stressors.
(585) 360-0758 View (585) 360-0758

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brighton, NY

80+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Brighton, NY who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
76% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Brighton, NY see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brighton?

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.