Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Vaughn McLaughlin, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Vaughn McLaughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
I am a queer NB trans masc psychotherapist who focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of queer, trans and NB folks of all ages. While I work with people across the life span, I generally do not see people under 16. I also work with people navigating the spectrum of pregnancy, adoption and traversing LGBTQIA parenthood. I have been practicing social work for 15 years and am licensed in NY and Florida. I am anti racist, trans affirmative, sex positive, sw positive, body positive + kink allied. I use a psychodynamic approach in my work with clients incorporating elements of intersectionality, mindfulness and harm reduction.
I am a queer NB trans masc psychotherapist who focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of queer, trans and NB folks of all ages. While I work with people across the life span, I generally do not see people under 16. I also work with people navigating the spectrum of pregnancy, adoption and traversing LGBTQIA parenthood. I have been practicing social work for 15 years and am licensed in NY and Florida. I am anti racist, trans affirmative, sex positive, sw positive, body positive + kink allied. I use a psychodynamic approach in my work with clients incorporating elements of intersectionality, mindfulness and harm reduction.
(347) 809-5923 View (347) 809-5923
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Michael Spieldenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
25+ years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. 15 years experience training and providing supervision to psychotherapists.
25+ years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. 15 years experience training and providing supervision to psychotherapists.
(646) 600-5129 View (646) 600-5129
Photo of Irene Maropakis - Ny Somatic Art Therapist Lcat, LCAT, CCATP, CSTIP, IFS, Reiki, Art Therapist
Irene Maropakis - Ny Somatic Art Therapist Lcat
Art Therapist, LCAT, CCATP, CSTIP, IFS, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with creative highly sensitive people who deal with depression and anxiety. Together we will process your experiences, change unhelpful narratives, and develop harmony and balance within yourself. I work as witness in helping you develop a more nuanced inner dialogue to move from a place of confusion and disconnection towards self compassion and healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, Sex Positive, Spiritually affirming, and work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, multiculturally sensitive, & intersectional approach towards embodied healing and life empowerment.
I specialize in working with creative highly sensitive people who deal with depression and anxiety. Together we will process your experiences, change unhelpful narratives, and develop harmony and balance within yourself. I work as witness in helping you develop a more nuanced inner dialogue to move from a place of confusion and disconnection towards self compassion and healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, Sex Positive, Spiritually affirming, and work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, multiculturally sensitive, & intersectional approach towards embodied healing and life empowerment.
(929) 254-3583 View (929) 254-3583
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Mara Washburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11216  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. I am an interactive, supportive psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds and identities. I take a strengths-based, practical approach, and bring a balance of humor, respect, and compassion to my work. In our sessions, we will build trust so that you can feel comfortable opening up and exploring your experiences. This is a starting point for you to learn more about yourself and find ways to handle challenging relationships, emotions, and decisions.
Hello and welcome. I am an interactive, supportive psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds and identities. I take a strengths-based, practical approach, and bring a balance of humor, respect, and compassion to my work. In our sessions, we will build trust so that you can feel comfortable opening up and exploring your experiences. This is a starting point for you to learn more about yourself and find ways to handle challenging relationships, emotions, and decisions.
(718) 550-5399 View (718) 550-5399
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Katarzyna (Kasia) Szczesniak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
We all go through difficult times in life. We hurt, grieve, feel sad, angry and anxious, we become frustrated, get stuck on something or someone and often do not know how to move on.“The best way out is always through” said the poet Robert Frost and I believe that this is a great metaphor for the process of psychotherapy. It is not easy to face our problems, be vulnerable in front of another person, reveal our fears and anxieties or experience uncomfortable emotions. It takes courage to ask for help and begin therapy and I have tremendous respect for anyone who is willing to do so.
We all go through difficult times in life. We hurt, grieve, feel sad, angry and anxious, we become frustrated, get stuck on something or someone and often do not know how to move on.“The best way out is always through” said the poet Robert Frost and I believe that this is a great metaphor for the process of psychotherapy. It is not easy to face our problems, be vulnerable in front of another person, reveal our fears and anxieties or experience uncomfortable emotions. It takes courage to ask for help and begin therapy and I have tremendous respect for anyone who is willing to do so.
(917) 540-5878 View (917) 540-5878
Photo of Irina Zeylikman, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Irina Zeylikman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229
I have an extensive clinical experience as the Clinical Social Worker working with elderly, adults, couples, teenagers, children and their families. I help my clients to overcome anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problem, self-esteem and many other issues. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds. I am dedicated to my clients' sense of well being and strive to connect in the most practical and effective way to facilitate change. This work experience have helped me to develop solid professional skills working with a diverse group of children and families with various psychological and educational problems.
I have an extensive clinical experience as the Clinical Social Worker working with elderly, adults, couples, teenagers, children and their families. I help my clients to overcome anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problem, self-esteem and many other issues. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds. I am dedicated to my clients' sense of well being and strive to connect in the most practical and effective way to facilitate change. This work experience have helped me to develop solid professional skills working with a diverse group of children and families with various psychological and educational problems.
(917) 338-4776 View (917) 338-4776
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Julia Bartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Some people come to therapy knowing exactly what they want to work on. Others have a more vague sense that something in their lives is wrong. Both motivations can be an incredible opportunity to learn more about oneself and figure out how to build a more authentic and fulfilling life. I work with clients who may experience anxiety, depression, or the effects of trauma. I also assist clients in identifying and breaking outside of societal norms to figure out their true personal and interpersonal needs. With couples, I use a variety of methods to help build stronger relationships.
Some people come to therapy knowing exactly what they want to work on. Others have a more vague sense that something in their lives is wrong. Both motivations can be an incredible opportunity to learn more about oneself and figure out how to build a more authentic and fulfilling life. I work with clients who may experience anxiety, depression, or the effects of trauma. I also assist clients in identifying and breaking outside of societal norms to figure out their true personal and interpersonal needs. With couples, I use a variety of methods to help build stronger relationships.
(646) 956-2557 View (646) 956-2557
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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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Benjamin Schwartz
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I welcome clients of all backgrounds and identities with a focus on working with the LGBT community, specifically gay men and trans folks at all stages of their personal/ sexual identity exploration. When we work together you can expect to see a mix of the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to challenge negative automatic thoughts, good for anxiety and depression. A psychodynamic approach which looks at family development, past and present relationships. Or Gestalt/ parts work, which could take the form of role plays with others, or conversations with our childhood selves.
I welcome clients of all backgrounds and identities with a focus on working with the LGBT community, specifically gay men and trans folks at all stages of their personal/ sexual identity exploration. When we work together you can expect to see a mix of the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to challenge negative automatic thoughts, good for anxiety and depression. A psychodynamic approach which looks at family development, past and present relationships. Or Gestalt/ parts work, which could take the form of role plays with others, or conversations with our childhood selves.
(347) 621-7183 View (347) 621-7183
Photo of Sansan Ma, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sansan Ma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11204  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am Sansan, a 9-year therapy practitioner with ongoing honing clinical skills, a big chocolate ice cream fan. I view the client-therapist relationship as a collaborative alliance. You are the shining center, and I shall cast you toward the spotlight. Have you shut down and found yourself lonely and depressed? Did you talk to others but never feel understood? Do you feel anxious and exhausted in relationships? Have you been oppressed or discriminated against based on social factors such as race, gender, sexuality, and body figures? One of the bravest things you can do is check out a therapeutic journey with me!
Hi there! I am Sansan, a 9-year therapy practitioner with ongoing honing clinical skills, a big chocolate ice cream fan. I view the client-therapist relationship as a collaborative alliance. You are the shining center, and I shall cast you toward the spotlight. Have you shut down and found yourself lonely and depressed? Did you talk to others but never feel understood? Do you feel anxious and exhausted in relationships? Have you been oppressed or discriminated against based on social factors such as race, gender, sexuality, and body figures? One of the bravest things you can do is check out a therapeutic journey with me!
(929) 545-6502 View (929) 545-6502
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Ericka Stanley
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I want to extend a hearty, hello! I also want to commend you for taking this courageous, first step towards a better version of yourself. My name is Ericka. I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker. I’m committed to creating a safe therapeutic space that is customize to the client’s current needs. My therapy approach is versatile and therefore, can be used with various ethnicities, cultural groups, and populations. I believe that providing a safe space for clients to exercise autonomy over their lives creates a healthy client and therapist relationship.
I want to extend a hearty, hello! I also want to commend you for taking this courageous, first step towards a better version of yourself. My name is Ericka. I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker. I’m committed to creating a safe therapeutic space that is customize to the client’s current needs. My therapy approach is versatile and therefore, can be used with various ethnicities, cultural groups, and populations. I believe that providing a safe space for clients to exercise autonomy over their lives creates a healthy client and therapist relationship.
(718) 550-4369 View (718) 550-4369
Photo of Dynesha Henderson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dynesha Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Specialties: Couples, families, individuals desiring to work on their relationships, and Clinical Supervision for LMSW. As a trained couples and family therapist, working from a relational approach helps people to gain insight and understanding into the root of the problem. With increased understanding, you have the ability to work on the problem. This can increase confidence, level of happiness and help you to have more satisfying relationships with those around you.
Specialties: Couples, families, individuals desiring to work on their relationships, and Clinical Supervision for LMSW. As a trained couples and family therapist, working from a relational approach helps people to gain insight and understanding into the root of the problem. With increased understanding, you have the ability to work on the problem. This can increase confidence, level of happiness and help you to have more satisfying relationships with those around you.
(347) 252-3035 View (347) 252-3035
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Hana Ahary
Licensed Master Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual/bicultural therapist working with individuals, couples and families. I have over twenty years experience serving marginalized families. I am a graduate of the Ackerman Institute’s Clinical Externship Program. My work is based on a family-centered treatment model, within which I create unique therapeutic practices and interventions that support and meet the specific needs of my clients.
I am a bilingual/bicultural therapist working with individuals, couples and families. I have over twenty years experience serving marginalized families. I am a graduate of the Ackerman Institute’s Clinical Externship Program. My work is based on a family-centered treatment model, within which I create unique therapeutic practices and interventions that support and meet the specific needs of my clients.
(718) 395-5372 View (718) 395-5372
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Ashley Wiscovitch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11249
I'm a therapist dedicated to helping people live a meaningful and value-driven life. I balance challenging clients to examine their thoughts and beliefs, while providing a supportive environment that encourages self-compassion and acceptance as they explore their true, authentic selves. I provide psychotherapy for adults working through life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, and psychedelic integration. My aim is to assist clients in changing their relationship with difficult thoughts and feelings, while identifying their values and taking committed action.
I'm a therapist dedicated to helping people live a meaningful and value-driven life. I balance challenging clients to examine their thoughts and beliefs, while providing a supportive environment that encourages self-compassion and acceptance as they explore their true, authentic selves. I provide psychotherapy for adults working through life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, and psychedelic integration. My aim is to assist clients in changing their relationship with difficult thoughts and feelings, while identifying their values and taking committed action.
(718) 866-4271 View (718) 866-4271
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Samuel Edeson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Sam Edeson is a Licensed Mental Health counselor practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples therapy in New York City. Sam helps clients learn the skills needed to process intense emotions and overcome distress in relationships and the self. Sam treats clients with Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Personality Disorders, and relationship distress.
Sam Edeson is a Licensed Mental Health counselor practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples therapy in New York City. Sam helps clients learn the skills needed to process intense emotions and overcome distress in relationships and the self. Sam treats clients with Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Personality Disorders, and relationship distress.
(347) 862-9923 View (347) 862-9923
Photo of Courtney Blashki, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Courtney Blashki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
Are you finding it challenging to manage the everyday stresses of life? Are you seeking support in processing and healing from past traumatic experiences? Do persistent feelings of sadness and worry hinder you from moving forward? If lingering emotions are acting as roadblocks to your progress, know that you don't have to face them alone. In my therapeutic work I offer a warm, compassionate, and empathetic approach to therapy, with a touch of humor to foster a comfortable environment. My guiding principle is that you are the pilot, and I am the co-pilot partnering with you in your journey to healing.
Are you finding it challenging to manage the everyday stresses of life? Are you seeking support in processing and healing from past traumatic experiences? Do persistent feelings of sadness and worry hinder you from moving forward? If lingering emotions are acting as roadblocks to your progress, know that you don't have to face them alone. In my therapeutic work I offer a warm, compassionate, and empathetic approach to therapy, with a touch of humor to foster a comfortable environment. My guiding principle is that you are the pilot, and I am the co-pilot partnering with you in your journey to healing.
(718) 804-5947 View (718) 804-5947
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Jennifer Kind-Rubin
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
We all have a natural resiliency, but sometimes need external supports to feel empowered. Combining use of verbal psychotherapy, EMDR, creative arts therapy, and mindfulness, I provide this support in a way that best fits each individual's needs. I work with all ages, with a specific focus on adolescents and adults. Through the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship, my clients explore issues, both past, present, and future. This brings about a deeper level of self-awareness that leads to personal growth, healing, and the alleviation of stress.
We all have a natural resiliency, but sometimes need external supports to feel empowered. Combining use of verbal psychotherapy, EMDR, creative arts therapy, and mindfulness, I provide this support in a way that best fits each individual's needs. I work with all ages, with a specific focus on adolescents and adults. Through the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship, my clients explore issues, both past, present, and future. This brings about a deeper level of self-awareness that leads to personal growth, healing, and the alleviation of stress.
(917) 746-3022 View (917) 746-3022
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Neelam Al-Angurli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I have been practicing for over 28 years as a couples, family and individual therapist, for children, adolescents and adults. My areas of specialty include relationships, how to manage conflicts, parenting teens, how to maintain intimacy and co-parent effectively, including the difficulties of dating, infidelity, divorce, sex and finances. Individual problems include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, history of trauma, infertility, and other personal issues. Early career work supervising therapists in a court based crisis unit led me to many decades of work with NYC teens and their families.
I have been practicing for over 28 years as a couples, family and individual therapist, for children, adolescents and adults. My areas of specialty include relationships, how to manage conflicts, parenting teens, how to maintain intimacy and co-parent effectively, including the difficulties of dating, infidelity, divorce, sex and finances. Individual problems include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, history of trauma, infertility, and other personal issues. Early career work supervising therapists in a court based crisis unit led me to many decades of work with NYC teens and their families.
(917) 909-4885 View (917) 909-4885
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Mind and Body Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11220
As a healer, it is crucial to make a client feel validated and heard. By first creating a strong therapeutic relationship, a client becomes comfortable enough to reveal the deepest and darkest aspects of their life that is never easy. I strive to help a client reach their maximum capacity and overall optimal well- being. I am dedicated to fully meeting my client's needs. I know how difficult it is to feel that your circumstances control your life. We will eliminate, together, negative self image, pleasing and placing others before ourselves, little to no boundaries, and much more.
As a healer, it is crucial to make a client feel validated and heard. By first creating a strong therapeutic relationship, a client becomes comfortable enough to reveal the deepest and darkest aspects of their life that is never easy. I strive to help a client reach their maximum capacity and overall optimal well- being. I am dedicated to fully meeting my client's needs. I know how difficult it is to feel that your circumstances control your life. We will eliminate, together, negative self image, pleasing and placing others before ourselves, little to no boundaries, and much more.
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Mark Baum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Not accepting new clients
I am a non-judgemental empathic therapist with 20 years of experience working with patients with various issues that impact their ability to be as productive and happy as they would like to be. I use a client -centered approach where I focus on understanding people's strengths and how those strengths can be used more cohesively. I am a very good listener and shy away from giving tons of advice to someone but rather encourage the person I am working with to shape their decision making and life choices. I am also very responsive to a client's concerns .
I am a non-judgemental empathic therapist with 20 years of experience working with patients with various issues that impact their ability to be as productive and happy as they would like to be. I use a client -centered approach where I focus on understanding people's strengths and how those strengths can be used more cohesively. I am a very good listener and shy away from giving tons of advice to someone but rather encourage the person I am working with to shape their decision making and life choices. I am also very responsive to a client's concerns .
(646) 681-4310 View (646) 681-4310

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
89% 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

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.