Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Scott Abbott | Abbott Mental Health, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Scott Abbott | Abbott Mental Health
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11231
With over two decades of experience in faith-based psychotherapy, mental health counseling and inpatient rehabilitation, I am uniquely competent integrating clinical expertise and Christian spirituality in a holistic approach to thoughts, emotions and behaviors. I specialize in sexual addiction breakthrough, substance abuse recovery, OCD treatment (ERP and ACT), trauma processing (EMDR), anxiety relief, relational connection, anger management, identity formation and faith/work/life/sex integration. I see couples and adult clients, and have other counselors (with lower fees) at my practice who work with adolescents and children.
With over two decades of experience in faith-based psychotherapy, mental health counseling and inpatient rehabilitation, I am uniquely competent integrating clinical expertise and Christian spirituality in a holistic approach to thoughts, emotions and behaviors. I specialize in sexual addiction breakthrough, substance abuse recovery, OCD treatment (ERP and ACT), trauma processing (EMDR), anxiety relief, relational connection, anger management, identity formation and faith/work/life/sex integration. I see couples and adult clients, and have other counselors (with lower fees) at my practice who work with adolescents and children.
(347) 609-7259 View (347) 609-7259
Photo of Brittany Knapp, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, Art Therapist
Brittany Knapp
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Imagine a space where you can be totally and completely yourself without fear of judgment. Healing is a creative and personal process which requires us to use many tools. Together, we can navigate the art studio to express conflicted emotions, practice mindfulness, reflect and create insight into your inner world. I provide an integrative approach to therapy that marries both art therapy and traditional psychotherapy. No experience using art materials is needed. Here we can traverse the challenges of daily life, promote positive change, increase self-esteem, destress and cultivate a creative outlet to process difficult experiences.
Imagine a space where you can be totally and completely yourself without fear of judgment. Healing is a creative and personal process which requires us to use many tools. Together, we can navigate the art studio to express conflicted emotions, practice mindfulness, reflect and create insight into your inner world. I provide an integrative approach to therapy that marries both art therapy and traditional psychotherapy. No experience using art materials is needed. Here we can traverse the challenges of daily life, promote positive change, increase self-esteem, destress and cultivate a creative outlet to process difficult experiences.
(878) 313-2084 View (878) 313-2084
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Kafi Alfred-Stewart
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11239  (Online Only)
Life can be beautiful and full of meaning but it can also be difficult and overwhelming. Do you feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, struggling with family and friends relationship….come talk to me! I offer therapy for adults and children residing in New York State. No two people are the same which is why no two treatments are the same, so I adopt a collaborative approach to treatment. Together, we will work on strategies and treatment tailored to your individual needs to achieve the outcomes that are important to you and improve the quality of your life. You deserve to live a meaningful and beautiful
Life can be beautiful and full of meaning but it can also be difficult and overwhelming. Do you feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, struggling with family and friends relationship….come talk to me! I offer therapy for adults and children residing in New York State. No two people are the same which is why no two treatments are the same, so I adopt a collaborative approach to treatment. Together, we will work on strategies and treatment tailored to your individual needs to achieve the outcomes that are important to you and improve the quality of your life. You deserve to live a meaningful and beautiful
(929) 416-0212 View (929) 416-0212
Photo of Caroline Van Zandt, LCSW-R, LP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Caroline Van Zandt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Each of us is unique. In all the billions of years on this earth, there will never be another living person exactly like you. How are you handling the opportunities, challenges, crises and paradoxes of your one and only human life? How do you feel loved and valued? Connected to others? Secure? What provides you with a sense of creativity, meaning and purpose? As a therapist, I view my role as a catalyst to help reduce the inner obstacles to psychic growth and development. I want to reduce feelings of inadequacy, fear, sadness, shame and depression. I want to help you feel kinder towards both yourself and others.
Each of us is unique. In all the billions of years on this earth, there will never be another living person exactly like you. How are you handling the opportunities, challenges, crises and paradoxes of your one and only human life? How do you feel loved and valued? Connected to others? Secure? What provides you with a sense of creativity, meaning and purpose? As a therapist, I view my role as a catalyst to help reduce the inner obstacles to psychic growth and development. I want to reduce feelings of inadequacy, fear, sadness, shame and depression. I want to help you feel kinder towards both yourself and others.
(347) 697-4390 View (347) 697-4390
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Sabrina Tropper
MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11249  (Online Only)
Are you feeling dissatisfied despite doing all the things you’re supposed to do? Maybe you’ve been unhappy but you don’t really know why. You’re often feeling anxious or worried, overwhelmed, and guilty. Saying ‘no’ to people doesn’t always feel like an option. There’s a way to be confident and self-assured without being a jerk. The truth is it doesn’t have to be that hard.
Are you feeling dissatisfied despite doing all the things you’re supposed to do? Maybe you’ve been unhappy but you don’t really know why. You’re often feeling anxious or worried, overwhelmed, and guilty. Saying ‘no’ to people doesn’t always feel like an option. There’s a way to be confident and self-assured without being a jerk. The truth is it doesn’t have to be that hard.
(718) 866-4373 View (718) 866-4373
Photo of Ana Ladino, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ana Ladino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
**Currently Accepting new clients!**** Hello! I am a passionate and warm bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Master of Social Worker. I have clinical experience in different settings including outpatient treatment programs, school settings and private practice. I can work with all age groups from teens to adults.
**Currently Accepting new clients!**** Hello! I am a passionate and warm bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Master of Social Worker. I have clinical experience in different settings including outpatient treatment programs, school settings and private practice. I can work with all age groups from teens to adults.
(347) 751-6963 View (347) 751-6963
Photo of Bonnee Price Linden - Linden Neuropsychological Services PLLC, PhD, Psychologist
Linden Neuropsychological Services PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Dr. Bonnee Price-Linden, PhD, director of Linden Neuropsychological Services (LNS), is a specialist in pediatric neuropsychology, using state of the art techniques in neuroplasticity focused on neurocognitive rehabilitation, permiting the brain to form or reorganize synaptic connections prevalent in birth disorders, learning & physical disabilities or following injury. With over 30 years experience, she has gained expertise for children who exhibit any neurocognitive processing disorder which includes Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, TBI due to birth or accident, PTSD& genetic disabilities that interfere with life achievement.
Dr. Bonnee Price-Linden, PhD, director of Linden Neuropsychological Services (LNS), is a specialist in pediatric neuropsychology, using state of the art techniques in neuroplasticity focused on neurocognitive rehabilitation, permiting the brain to form or reorganize synaptic connections prevalent in birth disorders, learning & physical disabilities or following injury. With over 30 years experience, she has gained expertise for children who exhibit any neurocognitive processing disorder which includes Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, TBI due to birth or accident, PTSD& genetic disabilities that interfere with life achievement.
(718) 710-4861 View (718) 710-4861
Photo of Alyssa Steinway, LCSW, RYT-200, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alyssa Steinway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Searching for the right therapist is sort of like dating. In order to find the right fit, you may need to search around in order to get a feel for who is out there. I believe the power of therapy evolves from a non-judgmental space where people can finally experience, not only feeling seen and heard, but eventually, accepted and understood. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of New York City. I earned a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Social Work from New York University and hold a specialization in Trauma Studies from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Searching for the right therapist is sort of like dating. In order to find the right fit, you may need to search around in order to get a feel for who is out there. I believe the power of therapy evolves from a non-judgmental space where people can finally experience, not only feeling seen and heard, but eventually, accepted and understood. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of New York City. I earned a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Social Work from New York University and hold a specialization in Trauma Studies from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
(347) 469-1840 View (347) 469-1840
Photo of Allison Greenidge - Mindful Mental Health Counseling Services PLLC, LMHC
Mindful Mental Health Counseling Services PLLC
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At times life may seem exhausting, stressful, and frustrating. Some days you may even feel like there's no end in sight to the arguments, "know it all" attitudes, family tensions, anxiety, and even depression. Reaching out for help is the first and most important step, but can also be tough. Especially because you want to choose someone who really connects with you.
At times life may seem exhausting, stressful, and frustrating. Some days you may even feel like there's no end in sight to the arguments, "know it all" attitudes, family tensions, anxiety, and even depression. Reaching out for help is the first and most important step, but can also be tough. Especially because you want to choose someone who really connects with you.
(718) 400-6306 View (718) 400-6306
Photo of Levi M Stolove, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Levi M Stolove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218
It is through challenges that we can come to know ourselves better and gain insight into making the most of the lives we have. Therapy is a unique space to explore obstacles, become clear about what you want in life and how to get there. I work with individuals age 12+ and couples with a wide range of struggles including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, career stress, LGBTQIA+ concerns, transgender issues, communication difficulties and anger.
It is through challenges that we can come to know ourselves better and gain insight into making the most of the lives we have. Therapy is a unique space to explore obstacles, become clear about what you want in life and how to get there. I work with individuals age 12+ and couples with a wide range of struggles including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, career stress, LGBTQIA+ concerns, transgender issues, communication difficulties and anger.
(347) 408-2754 View (347) 408-2754
Photo of Alex Zipkis, LMHC, Counselor
Alex Zipkis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
My aim is to create a warm and compassionate space to meet you where you are and ultimately lead you to the path of healing and self exploration. In our work together, not only will we challenge the obstacles in your life, but also will work to highlight and expand on your already existing strengths. Whether you are looking to challenge behaviors that no longer serve you, poor self image, or begin working through past traumas, we will work together collaboratively to help you grow. I firmly believe that you are the author in your story and want to honor and explore your values, needs and wants in the therapeutic environment.
My aim is to create a warm and compassionate space to meet you where you are and ultimately lead you to the path of healing and self exploration. In our work together, not only will we challenge the obstacles in your life, but also will work to highlight and expand on your already existing strengths. Whether you are looking to challenge behaviors that no longer serve you, poor self image, or begin working through past traumas, we will work together collaboratively to help you grow. I firmly believe that you are the author in your story and want to honor and explore your values, needs and wants in the therapeutic environment.
(347) 658-5293 View (347) 658-5293
Photo of Tiina Treasure, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tiina Treasure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218  (Online Only)
I love working with people who are inquisitive and are interested in knowing themselves better. With over a decade of experience providing mental health treatment in New York I have found that therapy works best with a dose of humor and curiosity. As a therapist my goal is to build a connection that is warm, nonjudgemental, and deeply attuned. I find that only then do my clients feel comfortable exploring the difficult issues (i.e. "the shit") that brought them to therapy to begin with, because a little light helps everyone be less afraid of the dark.
I love working with people who are inquisitive and are interested in knowing themselves better. With over a decade of experience providing mental health treatment in New York I have found that therapy works best with a dose of humor and curiosity. As a therapist my goal is to build a connection that is warm, nonjudgemental, and deeply attuned. I find that only then do my clients feel comfortable exploring the difficult issues (i.e. "the shit") that brought them to therapy to begin with, because a little light helps everyone be less afraid of the dark.
(347) 609-7103 View (347) 609-7103
Photo of Samuel Parton, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Marissa Potter
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
My name is Marissa Potter and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) based in New York and working with individuals via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in a wide range of focus areas, such as, but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression, and communication styles. Some therapeutic styles I use to address these areas are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients through these challenging times and find growth in desired areas.
My name is Marissa Potter and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) based in New York and working with individuals via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in a wide range of focus areas, such as, but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression, and communication styles. Some therapeutic styles I use to address these areas are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients through these challenging times and find growth in desired areas.
(347) 625-8453 View (347) 625-8453
Photo of Daniel Polyak, LP, MA, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Daniel Polyak
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, MA
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Are you invested in perfection and stifled by fears of failure and success? Do you neglect yourself and take care of others? Are you easily enraged or overwhelmed and struggling to manage your moods? Are you feeling isolated and struggling with personal relationships? If any of these issues resonate for you, I am here to listen and help. I approach therapy as a process that allows you to be honest with yourself and every facet of your experience. We will explore your inner world and put words to your past and present experiences. As your self-understanding grows, inhibitions and anxieties dissipate and you will feel more alive.
Are you invested in perfection and stifled by fears of failure and success? Do you neglect yourself and take care of others? Are you easily enraged or overwhelmed and struggling to manage your moods? Are you feeling isolated and struggling with personal relationships? If any of these issues resonate for you, I am here to listen and help. I approach therapy as a process that allows you to be honest with yourself and every facet of your experience. We will explore your inner world and put words to your past and present experiences. As your self-understanding grows, inhibitions and anxieties dissipate and you will feel more alive.
(929) 345-3663 View (929) 345-3663
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Interactive Discovery
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Interactive Discovery's group private practice is the creation of Dr. Brodsky's zeal for collaborative work. The ID family consists of therapists and practitioners who share a desire to help people in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is our core belief that the most effective interventions are developed by experts, working as a team, towards the goal of providing the best possible patient care. Thus, Interactive Discovery attracts clinicians who share similar commitments to collaboration, community service, and quality care.
Interactive Discovery's group private practice is the creation of Dr. Brodsky's zeal for collaborative work. The ID family consists of therapists and practitioners who share a desire to help people in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is our core belief that the most effective interventions are developed by experts, working as a team, towards the goal of providing the best possible patient care. Thus, Interactive Discovery attracts clinicians who share similar commitments to collaboration, community service, and quality care.
(718) 618-5938 View (718) 618-5938
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Jose Rodriguez
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11225  (Online Only)
I work with clients who feel lost, unsure, or scared, seeking direction and clarity amidst the noise of life. People who need support in accessing their potential, actualizing their strengths, and achieving their goals. I work with individuals who require guidance to cut through the chaos and find their path, and their true sense of self. Together, we embark on a journey where I provide aid and support, helping them navigate challenges and unlock their true capabilities. My goal is to empower them to gain confidence, direction, and a renewed sense of purpose.
I work with clients who feel lost, unsure, or scared, seeking direction and clarity amidst the noise of life. People who need support in accessing their potential, actualizing their strengths, and achieving their goals. I work with individuals who require guidance to cut through the chaos and find their path, and their true sense of self. Together, we embark on a journey where I provide aid and support, helping them navigate challenges and unlock their true capabilities. My goal is to empower them to gain confidence, direction, and a renewed sense of purpose.
(347) 695-0089 View (347) 695-0089
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Elizabeth Zick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I'm a licensed psychologist with over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked in a variety of settings, specializing in the treatment of trauma, attachment and developmental challenges, and family transitions.
I'm a licensed psychologist with over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked in a variety of settings, specializing in the treatment of trauma, attachment and developmental challenges, and family transitions.
(646) 791-2908 View (646) 791-2908
Photo of Someeka Washington, LCSW, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Someeka Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11216  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with depression, anxiety, or in need of goal-setting support? You're not alone. At Someeka D. Washington, LCSW, PLLC & Associates, we're here to help you navigate these difficulties and embark on a journey toward wellness. Our therapeutic approach is rooted in establishing a trusting and supportive relationship with you. We prioritize creating a safe space where you can freely express yourself without fear of judgment. Our style is warm, engaging, and collaborative, fostering openness and honesty throughout the therapeutic process.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with depression, anxiety, or in need of goal-setting support? You're not alone. At Someeka D. Washington, LCSW, PLLC & Associates, we're here to help you navigate these difficulties and embark on a journey toward wellness. Our therapeutic approach is rooted in establishing a trusting and supportive relationship with you. We prioritize creating a safe space where you can freely express yourself without fear of judgment. Our style is warm, engaging, and collaborative, fostering openness and honesty throughout the therapeutic process.
(347) 431-0210 View (347) 431-0210
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Chelsea Thornton
Licensed Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Whatever you may be feeling in this moment, remember that you are a multifaceted and complex individual, changing with every new experience and emotion each day. Navigating life hasn’t been an easy task, and perhaps, the decision to search for a therapist has convinced you that you may even be failing at it. In this therapeutic space, you are never a failure. I’m devoted to providing you the environment, empathy, and support you need to better understand the circumstances that may be preventing you from living a more positive, cohesive life. I consider my style to be relational, holistic, and client-centered.
Whatever you may be feeling in this moment, remember that you are a multifaceted and complex individual, changing with every new experience and emotion each day. Navigating life hasn’t been an easy task, and perhaps, the decision to search for a therapist has convinced you that you may even be failing at it. In this therapeutic space, you are never a failure. I’m devoted to providing you the environment, empathy, and support you need to better understand the circumstances that may be preventing you from living a more positive, cohesive life. I consider my style to be relational, holistic, and client-centered.
(332) 378-1838 View (332) 378-1838

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brooklyn, NY see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brooklyn?

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.