Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Victoria Keller
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11235  (Online Only)
Congratulations, you have taken the first step in your Mental Health Journey! Finding the right Therapist to best meet your needs is no easy task. As you make your choice of provider, keep in mind your Therapy Goals. Are looking for emotional support or practical solutions? What do you hope to get out of the sessions? I can offer an empathetic ear in a safe space to express your feelings or life challenges with a solution-oriented approach. I am able to work with your entire family & guide you all on a path of success. I can empower you to be the best version of yourself. I hope we can begin this positive journey together.
Congratulations, you have taken the first step in your Mental Health Journey! Finding the right Therapist to best meet your needs is no easy task. As you make your choice of provider, keep in mind your Therapy Goals. Are looking for emotional support or practical solutions? What do you hope to get out of the sessions? I can offer an empathetic ear in a safe space to express your feelings or life challenges with a solution-oriented approach. I am able to work with your entire family & guide you all on a path of success. I can empower you to be the best version of yourself. I hope we can begin this positive journey together.
(718) 550-4927 View (718) 550-4927
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Molly Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults. My style is warm, empathic, and non-judgmental. We will develop a trusting, collaborative relationship where you can feel safe to get acquainted with the full range of your emotions and your inner world, past and present, fantasy and reality. Together we will work on your relationship problems, personal or professional transitions, trauma, low self-esteem/inhibitions, unease with body and sexuality, substance issues, or anxiety brought on by world events. I have a special interest in perinatal mental health, and enjoy working with folks contemplating parenthood.
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults. My style is warm, empathic, and non-judgmental. We will develop a trusting, collaborative relationship where you can feel safe to get acquainted with the full range of your emotions and your inner world, past and present, fantasy and reality. Together we will work on your relationship problems, personal or professional transitions, trauma, low self-esteem/inhibitions, unease with body and sexuality, substance issues, or anxiety brought on by world events. I have a special interest in perinatal mental health, and enjoy working with folks contemplating parenthood.
(917) 997-1214 View (917) 997-1214
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Amy I. Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
I am offering openings in my schedule for private pay only individual therapy or Career Coaching. / Therapy : Anxiety including social anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, relationships, communication, life transitions, difficult situations in family and work. / Career Coaching: Decision making and direction setting for career changes; Clarifying goals and values; Confidence for Job Search and Advancement; Communication and relationship building; Editing job search. materials; Responding to being fired/laid off or quitting; Responding to job offers and negotiating salary; Networking and informational interviewing skills.
I am offering openings in my schedule for private pay only individual therapy or Career Coaching. / Therapy : Anxiety including social anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, relationships, communication, life transitions, difficult situations in family and work. / Career Coaching: Decision making and direction setting for career changes; Clarifying goals and values; Confidence for Job Search and Advancement; Communication and relationship building; Editing job search. materials; Responding to being fired/laid off or quitting; Responding to job offers and negotiating salary; Networking and informational interviewing skills.
(917) 960-7995 View (917) 960-7995
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Gretta Keene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I offer a safe, comfortable place to bring your hopes, fears, pain, confusion and excitement; where your thoughts and feelings will be respected and heard and your strengths acknowledged and utilized. Together, we will work to understand and transform the areas of suffering and/or concern. I am not afraid to go to where you need to travel. I work with trauma, grief, unhappy relationships, problematic behaviors, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or those who want to make their life "better." I have a large "toolbox" of techniques and approaches that help to create an experience suited to you.
I offer a safe, comfortable place to bring your hopes, fears, pain, confusion and excitement; where your thoughts and feelings will be respected and heard and your strengths acknowledged and utilized. Together, we will work to understand and transform the areas of suffering and/or concern. I am not afraid to go to where you need to travel. I work with trauma, grief, unhappy relationships, problematic behaviors, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or those who want to make their life "better." I have a large "toolbox" of techniques and approaches that help to create an experience suited to you.
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Léon Digard
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
I provide relational, psychodynamic therapy with a warm and non-judgmental approach. I know that we all carry patterns, impulses, and thoughts that cause frustration, and sometimes pain; I also know that these things come from somewhere important and deserve our care and attention. Working with clients facing a range of issues—including anxiety disorders, depression, relationship challenges, trauma, and grief—I strive to be collaborative and strengths-based, offering the encouragement and support you need to make lasting changes with safety, compassion, and honesty.
I provide relational, psychodynamic therapy with a warm and non-judgmental approach. I know that we all carry patterns, impulses, and thoughts that cause frustration, and sometimes pain; I also know that these things come from somewhere important and deserve our care and attention. Working with clients facing a range of issues—including anxiety disorders, depression, relationship challenges, trauma, and grief—I strive to be collaborative and strengths-based, offering the encouragement and support you need to make lasting changes with safety, compassion, and honesty.
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Brittany Johnston
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
It is always my goal to connect with clients in the most authentic way possible. My approach is holistic and compassionate, while being direct. I want to support my clients and their journey by empowering them to pursue deep truths and challenges of recovery. I specialize in treating clients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I am passionate about assisting clients through relationship issues, life transitions, and workplace induced stress.
It is always my goal to connect with clients in the most authentic way possible. My approach is holistic and compassionate, while being direct. I want to support my clients and their journey by empowering them to pursue deep truths and challenges of recovery. I specialize in treating clients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I am passionate about assisting clients through relationship issues, life transitions, and workplace induced stress.
(718) 269-0462 View (718) 269-0462
Photo of Negar Morshedian, MA, EdM, LMHC, Counselor
Negar Morshedian
Counselor, MA, EdM, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page! I believe that all individuals are capable of healing and growth with the help of an understanding, compassionate, and supportive therapist. Therapy is a vulnerable process and I strive to provide an environment where my client feels safe. I also believe that insight alone is not enough for change to occur and therefore I bring experiential work into the room, often engaging the body and somatic experience in our work. My approach to therapy integrates Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
Hello and welcome to my page! I believe that all individuals are capable of healing and growth with the help of an understanding, compassionate, and supportive therapist. Therapy is a vulnerable process and I strive to provide an environment where my client feels safe. I also believe that insight alone is not enough for change to occur and therefore I bring experiential work into the room, often engaging the body and somatic experience in our work. My approach to therapy integrates Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
(646) 832-4954 View (646) 832-4954
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May Steinberg
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
As an intern at Closetless Mental Health Counseling PLLC, I work primarily with the LGBTQ+ community. I am also passionate about working with polyamorous folks, sex workers, and members of the kink community. If you have been considering therapy, but have trouble finding a nonjudgemental, sex positive, or LGBTQ affirming therapist, this is the space for you!
As an intern at Closetless Mental Health Counseling PLLC, I work primarily with the LGBTQ+ community. I am also passionate about working with polyamorous folks, sex workers, and members of the kink community. If you have been considering therapy, but have trouble finding a nonjudgemental, sex positive, or LGBTQ affirming therapist, this is the space for you!
(646) 551-0193 View (646) 551-0193
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Lewis Elliott
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11207  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I'm Lewis and I am a clinical mental health counselor. I provide an encouraging and diverse approach with evidence-based treatment options that cater to various individuals and situations. Whether you're looking to heal from past trauma, navigating a challenging life phase, or a parent seeking support for your child's success in school and personal growth – I'm here for you! I am educated in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, family matters, trauma, assault, and ADHD-related challenges, as well as managing negative thoughts and low self-esteem.
Hello and welcome! I'm Lewis and I am a clinical mental health counselor. I provide an encouraging and diverse approach with evidence-based treatment options that cater to various individuals and situations. Whether you're looking to heal from past trauma, navigating a challenging life phase, or a parent seeking support for your child's success in school and personal growth – I'm here for you! I am educated in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, family matters, trauma, assault, and ADHD-related challenges, as well as managing negative thoughts and low self-esteem.
(718) 970-7235 View (718) 970-7235
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Shula Melamed MA MPH
MA, MPH, NBC HWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hi my name is Shula Melamed I am a Relationship and Wellbeing Coach. My focus is on helping people build better relationships - with others and most importantly, themselves. Individuals and couples come to me when they are looking to not only improve their interactions with others but to also understand how and where they might be holding themselves back from living bigger and bolder lives. I have an MA in Psychology from The New School University and an MPH in Social Medical Sciences - Sexuality and Health from Columbia University. I have been working with individuals, couples and groups since 2013.
Hi my name is Shula Melamed I am a Relationship and Wellbeing Coach. My focus is on helping people build better relationships - with others and most importantly, themselves. Individuals and couples come to me when they are looking to not only improve their interactions with others but to also understand how and where they might be holding themselves back from living bigger and bolder lives. I have an MA in Psychology from The New School University and an MPH in Social Medical Sciences - Sexuality and Health from Columbia University. I have been working with individuals, couples and groups since 2013.
(929) 203-8383 View (929) 203-8383
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Bruce S Hoffman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11234
In my practice, I take pride in treating everyone as an individual and consider differences in their histories, personalities and the different ways they cope with their emotional distress. I consider these differences and similarities extremely carefully whenever I design a patients treatment plan. BENEFITS There are five goals that are almost always achieved when under my care. 1)Increased insight or improved understanding of one's own mental state. This can range from simply knowing one's strengths and weaknesses, to understanding their symptoms are signs of mental illness, and to deepen their awareness and acceptance of inner feelings.
In my practice, I take pride in treating everyone as an individual and consider differences in their histories, personalities and the different ways they cope with their emotional distress. I consider these differences and similarities extremely carefully whenever I design a patients treatment plan. BENEFITS There are five goals that are almost always achieved when under my care. 1)Increased insight or improved understanding of one's own mental state. This can range from simply knowing one's strengths and weaknesses, to understanding their symptoms are signs of mental illness, and to deepen their awareness and acceptance of inner feelings.
(718) 305-1418 View (718) 305-1418
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Suk Hyun Hahm
MSEd, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229  (Online Only)
Life throws us more than a few curveballs amid all the twisting and turning in our journey. Because we are all human, we can feel discouraged at some point, but there is no shame in feeling that way.
Life throws us more than a few curveballs amid all the twisting and turning in our journey. Because we are all human, we can feel discouraged at some point, but there is no shame in feeling that way.
(718) 841-0604 View (718) 841-0604
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Leslie Shasha
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I keep an open mind, I am flexible and I am a good listener. I like to take all theories into account and apply them to one particular person. I do not believe in formulas, each individual is unique and deserves a unique understanding. I also like to have a plan of action that I discuss with my client in the beginning of treatment. Clients have told me that they have gained better understanding of their dynamics and developed stronger sense of self after treatment.
I keep an open mind, I am flexible and I am a good listener. I like to take all theories into account and apply them to one particular person. I do not believe in formulas, each individual is unique and deserves a unique understanding. I also like to have a plan of action that I discuss with my client in the beginning of treatment. Clients have told me that they have gained better understanding of their dynamics and developed stronger sense of self after treatment.
(718) 858-9712 View (718) 858-9712
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NuSeasons Marriage and Family Therapy, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMH(c), LMFT, ICADC, CASAC-2
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
James is a St. Joseph's University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Human Services, majoring in Counseling and Alcoholism and Addiction Counseling; Mercy University, Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science from Iona University, Marriage and Family Therapy. Candidate for DMH, in Medical Health and Humanities, Drew University. Intl. Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselor (ICADC), and Credential Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) from the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Individual and Group Psychotherapist.
James is a St. Joseph's University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Human Services, majoring in Counseling and Alcoholism and Addiction Counseling; Mercy University, Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science from Iona University, Marriage and Family Therapy. Candidate for DMH, in Medical Health and Humanities, Drew University. Intl. Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselor (ICADC), and Credential Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) from the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Individual and Group Psychotherapist.
(718) 557-9464 View (718) 557-9464
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Eric Almond
LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
As a proud Queer Black cis-man, I bring a rich blend of personal and professional experiences to my practice. Grounded in an intersectional and humanistic approach, I aim to address the diverse facets of your identities in navigating today's world. I firmly believe in our capacity to shape our destinies, and I am dedicated to guiding you toward realizing your fullest potential by providing a safe and empowering space for growth and self-discovery.
As a proud Queer Black cis-man, I bring a rich blend of personal and professional experiences to my practice. Grounded in an intersectional and humanistic approach, I aim to address the diverse facets of your identities in navigating today's world. I firmly believe in our capacity to shape our destinies, and I am dedicated to guiding you toward realizing your fullest potential by providing a safe and empowering space for growth and self-discovery.
(929) 430-2968 View (929) 430-2968
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Elizabeth Felleman Hammel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
In a safe and supportive environment, I collaborate with individual adults couples, and families to address difficult emotions or behaviors. I work with clients to enhance communication, deepen attachments and relationships, and identify road blocks. Given the tools, support, and guidance, I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes to reduce conflict, stress, and anxiety and lead more satisfying lives. My orientation is eclectic though I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques. I work with adults, couples and families.
In a safe and supportive environment, I collaborate with individual adults couples, and families to address difficult emotions or behaviors. I work with clients to enhance communication, deepen attachments and relationships, and identify road blocks. Given the tools, support, and guidance, I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes to reduce conflict, stress, and anxiety and lead more satisfying lives. My orientation is eclectic though I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques. I work with adults, couples and families.
(917) 809-6093 View (917) 809-6093
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Mk Mullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
MK's therapeutic partnership history is with folks who have not seen themselves reflected or heard in traditional wellness or therapy spaces. Some focus areas are: Complex Trauma, Highly sensitive/empathic folks, Strengthening self-compassion & building shame resilience, Navigating liberation & justice-, trauma informed work -Fat liberation + supporting those recovering from diet culture and fat stigma, Furthering gender, racial & body liberation. MK's approach combines person centered, empathic frameworks, attachment therapies and expansive trauma informed CBT and DBT.
MK's therapeutic partnership history is with folks who have not seen themselves reflected or heard in traditional wellness or therapy spaces. Some focus areas are: Complex Trauma, Highly sensitive/empathic folks, Strengthening self-compassion & building shame resilience, Navigating liberation & justice-, trauma informed work -Fat liberation + supporting those recovering from diet culture and fat stigma, Furthering gender, racial & body liberation. MK's approach combines person centered, empathic frameworks, attachment therapies and expansive trauma informed CBT and DBT.
(332) 264-1147 View (332) 264-1147
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Sara Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
I am here to support you in better understanding how you experience joy and process suffering. If you feel stuck, isolated, or constantly in your head, there are ways to work towards being more present and shedding old patterns. Our journey together can help you heal old wounds and find safety in your relationship with self and others. My focus includes working with clients who have undergone major life transitions including trauma, leaving home, loss of community, and moving through different life stages. I light up working with young people transitioning to adulthood, new/expecting parents, and 1st/2nd gen immigrants.
I am here to support you in better understanding how you experience joy and process suffering. If you feel stuck, isolated, or constantly in your head, there are ways to work towards being more present and shedding old patterns. Our journey together can help you heal old wounds and find safety in your relationship with self and others. My focus includes working with clients who have undergone major life transitions including trauma, leaving home, loss of community, and moving through different life stages. I light up working with young people transitioning to adulthood, new/expecting parents, and 1st/2nd gen immigrants.
(718) 460-9024 View (718) 460-9024
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Daniella Deutsch
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
It is incredibly brave to be here, right now, taking this next step in your journey. Wherever you are and however you feel, it is exactly where you are meant to be. Everyone deserves a safe space, a chance to expand their understanding of themselves, and their own timeline to heal - no matter what that looks like. In my work, I aim to create a warm, encouraging, and collaborative relationship with clients - where we can work together as a team. I believe in empowering my clients to expand upon their strengths, while also acting as a supportive figure in helping them to widen their perspectives on patterns of thoughts and behaviors.
It is incredibly brave to be here, right now, taking this next step in your journey. Wherever you are and however you feel, it is exactly where you are meant to be. Everyone deserves a safe space, a chance to expand their understanding of themselves, and their own timeline to heal - no matter what that looks like. In my work, I aim to create a warm, encouraging, and collaborative relationship with clients - where we can work together as a team. I believe in empowering my clients to expand upon their strengths, while also acting as a supportive figure in helping them to widen their perspectives on patterns of thoughts and behaviors.
(347) 836-6840 View (347) 836-6840
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Chaya M Khaimova
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Welcome to a place where healing is nurtured, growth is fostered, and lives are transformed. As a Jewish therapist with a heart dedicated to change, I am here to guide individuals on their unique journeys towards emotional well-being and resilience. Specializing in working with children and teenagers, I am deeply attuned to the challenges they face in today's world. My focus lies in addressing attachment issues, behavioral struggles, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and the lasting impacts of trauma.
Welcome to a place where healing is nurtured, growth is fostered, and lives are transformed. As a Jewish therapist with a heart dedicated to change, I am here to guide individuals on their unique journeys towards emotional well-being and resilience. Specializing in working with children and teenagers, I am deeply attuned to the challenges they face in today's world. My focus lies in addressing attachment issues, behavioral struggles, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and the lasting impacts of trauma.
(929) 419-0366 View (929) 419-0366

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:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% 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

50% Online Only
50% 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.