Therapists in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

Photo of Zena Watson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Zena Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
The need to feel heard and understood exists within all of us and is vital to thrive in life.  Without this need being met, you can find yourself struggling with feeling disconnected from others, weighed down by depression, held back by traumatic memories, overwhelmed by worry and fear, or stuck in your life while it seems as if everyone else is passing you by.  Holding your story with great care, I can offer you a safe haven so that you can reach your own healing and a sense of empowerment in your life.       
The need to feel heard and understood exists within all of us and is vital to thrive in life.  Without this need being met, you can find yourself struggling with feeling disconnected from others, weighed down by depression, held back by traumatic memories, overwhelmed by worry and fear, or stuck in your life while it seems as if everyone else is passing you by.  Holding your story with great care, I can offer you a safe haven so that you can reach your own healing and a sense of empowerment in your life.       
(929) 203-5361 View (929) 203-5361
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Dr. Lynne Twining
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
Dr. Twining is a warm, energetic, creative, nonpathologizing clinical psychologist whose therapy sessions tend to be lively and participatory. She values the ability of her patients to overcome stasis or crisis, and to lead happier, self-directed lives. Her ability to form solid, caring relationships with her patients has led to treatment successes for a wide variety of people whose previous therapies had failed. Her research on effective psychotherapy has been published in the top peer-reviewed journal in psychology and presented at international conferences.
Dr. Twining is a warm, energetic, creative, nonpathologizing clinical psychologist whose therapy sessions tend to be lively and participatory. She values the ability of her patients to overcome stasis or crisis, and to lead happier, self-directed lives. Her ability to form solid, caring relationships with her patients has led to treatment successes for a wide variety of people whose previous therapies had failed. Her research on effective psychotherapy has been published in the top peer-reviewed journal in psychology and presented at international conferences.
(718) 305-1402 View (718) 305-1402
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Kelly Mendonca
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
I work with individuals and couples across the life span to address issues related to trauma, attachment, depression and anxiety. I work within a client-centered, non-judgmental framework to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients, and my approach is informed by my training in relational psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral theories (CBT).
I work with individuals and couples across the life span to address issues related to trauma, attachment, depression and anxiety. I work within a client-centered, non-judgmental framework to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients, and my approach is informed by my training in relational psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral theories (CBT).
(646) 798-6805 View (646) 798-6805
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Jason Kurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you feel better. I am a compassionate listener, and I provide a safe, welcoming environment where we can discuss the events or feelings that trouble you. Many people come to therapy believing that their difficulties or emotions are overwhelming. Rest assured, it is possible to change your reality by understanding the patterns, conflicts and obstacles that interfere with your success and happiness.
My goal is to help you feel better. I am a compassionate listener, and I provide a safe, welcoming environment where we can discuss the events or feelings that trouble you. Many people come to therapy believing that their difficulties or emotions are overwhelming. Rest assured, it is possible to change your reality by understanding the patterns, conflicts and obstacles that interfere with your success and happiness.
(332) 900-5290 View (332) 900-5290
Photo of Kimberly Bush, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Kimberly Bush
Licensed Psychoanalyst, ATR-BC, LCAT, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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I have been practicing psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children for over 30 years. I am licensed as a Psychoanalyst and Creative Arts Therapist, as well as having certifications as a Child Life Specialist and Sandplay Practitioner. My practice is rooted in building a compassionate and collaborative relationship with my clients while providing a safe space for sharing and working through difficult experiences and feelings. I use a relational and humanistic approach to address issues related to attachment, trauma and recovery, bereavement and grief, depression and anxiety, and the impact of medical or healthcare diagnoses.
I have been practicing psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children for over 30 years. I am licensed as a Psychoanalyst and Creative Arts Therapist, as well as having certifications as a Child Life Specialist and Sandplay Practitioner. My practice is rooted in building a compassionate and collaborative relationship with my clients while providing a safe space for sharing and working through difficult experiences and feelings. I use a relational and humanistic approach to address issues related to attachment, trauma and recovery, bereavement and grief, depression and anxiety, and the impact of medical or healthcare diagnoses.
(917) 791-6188 View (917) 791-6188
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Sean Bedford
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Relationships, and Major Life Changes can easily interfere and overwhelm us when we are least expecting it. It is never too soon or too late to seek help through therapy. Effective therapy is a dynamic, at times challenging, and ultimately rewarding process. It is a safe environment to think, express, and achieve growth without judgment or discrimination.
Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Relationships, and Major Life Changes can easily interfere and overwhelm us when we are least expecting it. It is never too soon or too late to seek help through therapy. Effective therapy is a dynamic, at times challenging, and ultimately rewarding process. It is a safe environment to think, express, and achieve growth without judgment or discrimination.
(347) 410-5092 View (347) 410-5092
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Sophie Angelique Desnoyers
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Once you are engaged in a safe, validating and honest therapeutic space, there is tremendous potential for growth. I appreciate the risk you take when you share your struggles and stories. In honoring that risk, I will remind you every step of the way of your power. Pain, distress and discomfort can inform us about the ways we see, move through, and live in the world. I will encourage you to explore these pain points and move forward with a new perspective: more in alignment with your values and goals. I come from a social justice framework and trauma-informed lens, acknowledging how inequity and injustice inform your narrative.
Once you are engaged in a safe, validating and honest therapeutic space, there is tremendous potential for growth. I appreciate the risk you take when you share your struggles and stories. In honoring that risk, I will remind you every step of the way of your power. Pain, distress and discomfort can inform us about the ways we see, move through, and live in the world. I will encourage you to explore these pain points and move forward with a new perspective: more in alignment with your values and goals. I come from a social justice framework and trauma-informed lens, acknowledging how inequity and injustice inform your narrative.
(718) 866-4520 View (718) 866-4520
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Dr. Jemour Maddux Psychologist, Accepting Patients
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
Professional - Doctoral Level - Theologically Sensitive - TeleHealth Friendly - Diagnostician & Therapist: Dr. Maddux offers tools for escaping bothersome thoughts, behaviors & reactions so you can reclaim self-control, fresh perspectives, stable relationships, energy & hope. I also understand that faith is important. I completed postdoctoral Theology & Ministry education at Princeton Theological Seminary to ethically combine faith-based tools & evidence-based psychotherapies, such as CBT & ERP. My style is time-limited & practical. Get a "Game Plan" for reaching your social, emotional & relationship goals.
Professional - Doctoral Level - Theologically Sensitive - TeleHealth Friendly - Diagnostician & Therapist: Dr. Maddux offers tools for escaping bothersome thoughts, behaviors & reactions so you can reclaim self-control, fresh perspectives, stable relationships, energy & hope. I also understand that faith is important. I completed postdoctoral Theology & Ministry education at Princeton Theological Seminary to ethically combine faith-based tools & evidence-based psychotherapies, such as CBT & ERP. My style is time-limited & practical. Get a "Game Plan" for reaching your social, emotional & relationship goals.
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Photo of Dilara Akpinar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Dilara Akpinar
CAT-LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
As a somatic psychotherapist, I integrate the mind, body, and soul fostering emotional, cognitive, physical, & social integration. I've observed the transformative impact of connecting to the body: releasing emotional blockages, tapping into its wisdom, understanding behavior patterns, and transforming stuck emotions into growth. I recognize the challenges of overwhelming environments, leading to reactive and dysregulated states. Despite intellectual self-awareness, there might be a gap in emotionally embodying authentic selves. This cycle can result in disconnection from self and others.
As a somatic psychotherapist, I integrate the mind, body, and soul fostering emotional, cognitive, physical, & social integration. I've observed the transformative impact of connecting to the body: releasing emotional blockages, tapping into its wisdom, understanding behavior patterns, and transforming stuck emotions into growth. I recognize the challenges of overwhelming environments, leading to reactive and dysregulated states. Despite intellectual self-awareness, there might be a gap in emotionally embodying authentic selves. This cycle can result in disconnection from self and others.
(929) 470-7975 View (929) 470-7975
Photo of Alexa Eugene, Art Therapist in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Alexa Eugene
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I have practiced for 5+ years as a licensed creative art therapist (LCAT). My practice specializes in working with adults of all ages. I put focus into making the unconscious conscious, working through core beliefs to develop a new sense of awareness. The symptoms a person experiences are part of a deeper issue, which we will work to uncover together. We will seek to better understand how environment, systems, culture, & relationships interact with historical & present thoughts, emotions and somatic experiences.
I have practiced for 5+ years as a licensed creative art therapist (LCAT). My practice specializes in working with adults of all ages. I put focus into making the unconscious conscious, working through core beliefs to develop a new sense of awareness. The symptoms a person experiences are part of a deeper issue, which we will work to uncover together. We will seek to better understand how environment, systems, culture, & relationships interact with historical & present thoughts, emotions and somatic experiences.
(646) 722-4656 View (646) 722-4656
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Maggie Dunleavy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hi, I'm glad you're here! In my therapeutic practice, I work to support all clients in their exploration and healing around issues of gender identity, sex and sexuality, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, cultivating healthy relationships, and self-acceptance. I specialize in therapeutic work with queer and trans clients. I believe that the most important aspect of therapeutic work is the creation of an affirming and safe relationship between therapist and client. In this way, my approach as a therapist is one that first and foremost is warm, kind, and authentic.
Hi, I'm glad you're here! In my therapeutic practice, I work to support all clients in their exploration and healing around issues of gender identity, sex and sexuality, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, cultivating healthy relationships, and self-acceptance. I specialize in therapeutic work with queer and trans clients. I believe that the most important aspect of therapeutic work is the creation of an affirming and safe relationship between therapist and client. In this way, my approach as a therapist is one that first and foremost is warm, kind, and authentic.
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Safia Albaiti
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11217
I believe in the self determination and depth of your interiority and therapeutic journey. I believe much of what we experience as symptoms, interpersonal difficulties, role conflicts and stuckness is also a product of the many social contracts and norms that shape how we were raised in society, what we were told was the way to a good life, and how that may no longer exist or is experienced as broken, in sometimes traumatic or unnameable ways. The clinical space can offer a way to examine and explore your singularly experienced patterns more deeply in order to work toward healing and self actualization.
I believe in the self determination and depth of your interiority and therapeutic journey. I believe much of what we experience as symptoms, interpersonal difficulties, role conflicts and stuckness is also a product of the many social contracts and norms that shape how we were raised in society, what we were told was the way to a good life, and how that may no longer exist or is experienced as broken, in sometimes traumatic or unnameable ways. The clinical space can offer a way to examine and explore your singularly experienced patterns more deeply in order to work toward healing and self actualization.
(646) 798-4902 View (646) 798-4902
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Cheyenne Wilson @ Connect To Growth
Pre-Licensed Professional, CAT-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
As human beings, we sometimes question our choices or experience self-doubt and over thinking. We all struggle with a variety of issues that we may need to process and work through. Having someone in your corner for guidance and support can make all of the difference. My name is Cheyenne and I am an aspiring Creative Arts Therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies at Queens College where I majored in psychology and minored in studio art. I completed my graduate studies at Hofstra University, where I studied Creative Arts Therapy.
As human beings, we sometimes question our choices or experience self-doubt and over thinking. We all struggle with a variety of issues that we may need to process and work through. Having someone in your corner for guidance and support can make all of the difference. My name is Cheyenne and I am an aspiring Creative Arts Therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies at Queens College where I majored in psychology and minored in studio art. I completed my graduate studies at Hofstra University, where I studied Creative Arts Therapy.
(646) 846-8552 View (646) 846-8552
Photo of Alissa Silverstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Alissa Silverstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11216
I work with folks who are experiencing a range of challenges, and specialize in working with those who identify as queer or non-monogamous. I also work with survivors of childhood trauma who hold these identities. My practice is sex positive and affirming to folks in queer, kink, non-monogamy, and sex work communities. I welcome clients of all races and racial identities, countries of origin, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, and body sizes.
I work with folks who are experiencing a range of challenges, and specialize in working with those who identify as queer or non-monogamous. I also work with survivors of childhood trauma who hold these identities. My practice is sex positive and affirming to folks in queer, kink, non-monogamy, and sex work communities. I welcome clients of all races and racial identities, countries of origin, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, and body sizes.
(646) 960-3085 View (646) 960-3085
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Anna J Klinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
Change can be intimidating. We develop methods of coping that, at one time, perhaps helped to survive, but now prevent us from ultimately thriving. This can manifest in our relationship patterns and our mood, causing disruption in work, love, family, friendships and a healthy identity. My approach to therapy is rooted in helping clients develop a deeper understanding of these patterns and effecting change and empowerment through insight, support, and challenging maladaptive beliefs.
Change can be intimidating. We develop methods of coping that, at one time, perhaps helped to survive, but now prevent us from ultimately thriving. This can manifest in our relationship patterns and our mood, causing disruption in work, love, family, friendships and a healthy identity. My approach to therapy is rooted in helping clients develop a deeper understanding of these patterns and effecting change and empowerment through insight, support, and challenging maladaptive beliefs.
(646) 762-4116 View (646) 762-4116
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Taylor Mefford
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
Deciding to seek professional help for problems in your life is a big step, and it is my goal to make that choice as rewarding as possible. I believe in cultivating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore the challenges you face. It is my hope that clients will be able to use the safety of our therapeutic relationship to learn how to approach these challenges with curiosity instead of fear. Together, we can find ways to face those challenges head-on with courage and authenticity, and embark on a journey toward self-discovery, healing, and peace of mind.
Deciding to seek professional help for problems in your life is a big step, and it is my goal to make that choice as rewarding as possible. I believe in cultivating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore the challenges you face. It is my hope that clients will be able to use the safety of our therapeutic relationship to learn how to approach these challenges with curiosity instead of fear. Together, we can find ways to face those challenges head-on with courage and authenticity, and embark on a journey toward self-discovery, healing, and peace of mind.
(914) 292-7889 View (914) 292-7889
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Elizabeth Smith
Art Therapist, MA , LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11216  (Online Only)
Liz is a licensed creative arts therapist who uses empathy, mindfulness and curiosity in their approach to therapy and clients. Through her work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families, Liz supports clients in processing anxiety, depression, bereavement, religious trauma, and trauma. They also work with families to provide parents/caregivers with knowledge on child development and support groups. While originally trained in art therapy, Liz integrates attachment-based therapy and child development practices into their clinical process.
Liz is a licensed creative arts therapist who uses empathy, mindfulness and curiosity in their approach to therapy and clients. Through her work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families, Liz supports clients in processing anxiety, depression, bereavement, religious trauma, and trauma. They also work with families to provide parents/caregivers with knowledge on child development and support groups. While originally trained in art therapy, Liz integrates attachment-based therapy and child development practices into their clinical process.
(929) 470-1467 View (929) 470-1467
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Alicia Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11205  (Online Only)
You did everything you were supposed to do. You went to college, got the job, found an apartment but you still feel like crap. You've been on a million dates, but it never seems to work out. At this point, it feels like you're going through the motions. On paper, your life seems great. You're paid well, you have friends, and your Google Calendar is full with events. Your parents brag to their friends how wonderful you are, but you feel guilty for not measuring up. You're not happy and you don't know why.
You did everything you were supposed to do. You went to college, got the job, found an apartment but you still feel like crap. You've been on a million dates, but it never seems to work out. At this point, it feels like you're going through the motions. On paper, your life seems great. You're paid well, you have friends, and your Google Calendar is full with events. Your parents brag to their friends how wonderful you are, but you feel guilty for not measuring up. You're not happy and you don't know why.
(347) 354-3961 View (347) 354-3961
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Mona Meng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I am a New York based Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I've worked extensively with Asian and BIPOC populations, as well as survivors of complex trauma. Areas of focus include depression and anxiety, childhood and relational trauma, workplace concerns, life transitions, issues of cultural identity, and women’s issues.
I am a New York based Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I've worked extensively with Asian and BIPOC populations, as well as survivors of complex trauma. Areas of focus include depression and anxiety, childhood and relational trauma, workplace concerns, life transitions, issues of cultural identity, and women’s issues.
(347) 434-7022 View (347) 434-7022
Photo of Lainie Goldwert, Psychologist in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Lainie Goldwert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Are you feeling stressed out, alone, and anxious? I have a strong belief in the power of therapy to help deal with these feelings, and I believe strongly in my patients' strength and capacity for change and growth. People come to me to work on alleviating anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and relationship troubles. My approach is collaborative, dynamic, and committed to helping you experience both short-term relief and lasting change in love, work, and beyond. I work from a culturally aware perspective. All are welcome.
Are you feeling stressed out, alone, and anxious? I have a strong belief in the power of therapy to help deal with these feelings, and I believe strongly in my patients' strength and capacity for change and growth. People come to me to work on alleviating anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and relationship troubles. My approach is collaborative, dynamic, and committed to helping you experience both short-term relief and lasting change in love, work, and beyond. I work from a culturally aware perspective. All are welcome.
(347) 706-3895 View (347) 706-3895

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Number of Therapists in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

600+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Greene, Brooklyn?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.