Therapists in North Park, Buffalo, NY

Photo of Sara Kathleen Lis, Counselor in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Sara Kathleen Lis
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14223
Sigmund Freud once said, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” For me, this quote has always encapsulated one of the most important aspects of mental health. I believe that our ability to grow comes from our ability to heal; and for us to heal we need to be able to cope with our deepest struggles. It is in the act of opening up that we make our day-to-day existence an opportunity to develop as people; it’s how we become more resilient, and in the process of being vulnerable with others, we learn to love ourselves.
Sigmund Freud once said, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” For me, this quote has always encapsulated one of the most important aspects of mental health. I believe that our ability to grow comes from our ability to heal; and for us to heal we need to be able to cope with our deepest struggles. It is in the act of opening up that we make our day-to-day existence an opportunity to develop as people; it’s how we become more resilient, and in the process of being vulnerable with others, we learn to love ourselves.
(716) 271-9628 View (716) 271-9628
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Lauren Conley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I have been a clinical therapist for 20 years in both New York and North Carolina, specializing in trauma, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have experience in various treatment approaches to ensure that your goals are being prioritized at your pace. In my professional career, I have been privileged to work with many people to achieve a level of stability, progress, and peace of mind that they never thought possible.
Welcome! I have been a clinical therapist for 20 years in both New York and North Carolina, specializing in trauma, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have experience in various treatment approaches to ensure that your goals are being prioritized at your pace. In my professional career, I have been privileged to work with many people to achieve a level of stability, progress, and peace of mind that they never thought possible.
(716) 671-3365 View (716) 671-3365
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Alia Healy Cross
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
Due to licensing rules, I can only see New York clients! I am empathetic when working with diverse, adult populations facing situational & mental health challenges. I've been on both sides of "the therapy couch" as a Survivor with Bipolar I Disorder & as a counselor. I completed my internship assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence & have a great deal of knowledge about Healthy Relationships vs Unhealthy ones. I'm comfortable helping folks facing anxiety, depression, psychosis & trauma. I can assist in clarifying achievable goals & I can build trust. It's an honor to be able to help others navigate the curveballs life will throw!
Due to licensing rules, I can only see New York clients! I am empathetic when working with diverse, adult populations facing situational & mental health challenges. I've been on both sides of "the therapy couch" as a Survivor with Bipolar I Disorder & as a counselor. I completed my internship assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence & have a great deal of knowledge about Healthy Relationships vs Unhealthy ones. I'm comfortable helping folks facing anxiety, depression, psychosis & trauma. I can assist in clarifying achievable goals & I can build trust. It's an honor to be able to help others navigate the curveballs life will throw!
(716) 458-7887 View (716) 458-7887
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Nora McNally
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are people who are experiencing patterns of what they consider failure in their relationships, behaviors, potential or self-esteem; who see themselves as frozen, trapped, isolated or hopeless about their ability to create a positive future. Such people generally benefit from increased self-esteem and insight, as well as a healthier perspective around self-defeating behavior cycles and belief systems. I find that clients are looking for genuine connections and the feeling that they are a loved, respected, and contributing human being.
My ideal clients are people who are experiencing patterns of what they consider failure in their relationships, behaviors, potential or self-esteem; who see themselves as frozen, trapped, isolated or hopeless about their ability to create a positive future. Such people generally benefit from increased self-esteem and insight, as well as a healthier perspective around self-defeating behavior cycles and belief systems. I find that clients are looking for genuine connections and the feeling that they are a loved, respected, and contributing human being.
(716) 396-6531 View (716) 396-6531
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Tracy Welch
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
It’s morning and your alarm is going off. You think, "no, I just fell asleep!". Then your thoughts start to race, your heart is beating really fast and it is hard to breathe. You don't want to get out of bed, but if you don’t you know you will feel worse, as if that is even possible! Somewhere, at some point, something happened and your world started feeling chaotic and overwhelming, and since then, you've been surviving on auto pilot and doing your best not to fall apart. If this is you and you want to feel better, allow me to help.
It’s morning and your alarm is going off. You think, "no, I just fell asleep!". Then your thoughts start to race, your heart is beating really fast and it is hard to breathe. You don't want to get out of bed, but if you don’t you know you will feel worse, as if that is even possible! Somewhere, at some point, something happened and your world started feeling chaotic and overwhelming, and since then, you've been surviving on auto pilot and doing your best not to fall apart. If this is you and you want to feel better, allow me to help.
(716) 321-5198 View (716) 321-5198
Photo of Bridget E. Hillery, Counselor in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Bridget E. Hillery
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Clinician I have had the privilege of helping my clients find hope and healing for over eleven years. My experience has given me the opportunity to assist clients of all backgrounds in managing their struggles with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction issues and more.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Clinician I have had the privilege of helping my clients find hope and healing for over eleven years. My experience has given me the opportunity to assist clients of all backgrounds in managing their struggles with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction issues and more.
(716) 320-7959 View (716) 320-7959
Photo of Melissa Anne Muldoon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Melissa Anne Muldoon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
I value a non-judgemental approach over all else and will offer you unconditional positive regard. My treatment modality focus is on motivational interviewing & a client-centered approach. As your therapist it's my job to guide you while remembering that you are the expert in your own life. I can offer advice on coping strategies, mindfulness, and guide you through cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. No matter what you have experienced, survived, or done, you are worthy & valuable. I believe in encouraging clients to work through feelings of shame that can be pervasive and devastating to their lives.
I value a non-judgemental approach over all else and will offer you unconditional positive regard. My treatment modality focus is on motivational interviewing & a client-centered approach. As your therapist it's my job to guide you while remembering that you are the expert in your own life. I can offer advice on coping strategies, mindfulness, and guide you through cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. No matter what you have experienced, survived, or done, you are worthy & valuable. I believe in encouraging clients to work through feelings of shame that can be pervasive and devastating to their lives.
(716) 303-4093 View (716) 303-4093
Photo of Katie Mullaney, Art Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Katie Mullaney
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14214
Emotions are currents of energy in the body. Energy such as (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, anger and trauma, contract and trigger the "fight or flight" response. This leaves the body in a high alert state. If not expressed, this energy lingers in the body causing imbalance, even illness in the body and mind. Learn to tune into the bodily experience of your emotions, release toxic energy and activate the "rest and digest" response to regain balance. By practicing awareness, expression and intention my clients feel more empowered and in control of their emotions, allowing them to live a more expanded and fulfilled life.
Emotions are currents of energy in the body. Energy such as (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, anger and trauma, contract and trigger the "fight or flight" response. This leaves the body in a high alert state. If not expressed, this energy lingers in the body causing imbalance, even illness in the body and mind. Learn to tune into the bodily experience of your emotions, release toxic energy and activate the "rest and digest" response to regain balance. By practicing awareness, expression and intention my clients feel more empowered and in control of their emotions, allowing them to live a more expanded and fulfilled life.
(716) 301-2865 View (716) 301-2865
Photo of Nicole L Jordan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Nicole L Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Nicole Jordan, proprietor of Kaleidoscope Living. I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist, committed to creating a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space to explore individual's thoughts, feelings, reactions, and behaviors. Acceptance, kindness, and respect forms the foundation of my practice. I have been providing therapy for over a decade, working with many diverse and amazing individuals. People choose therapy for many reasons, managing life transitions, dealing with relationship issues, or overcoming anxiety and depression. I'm here to guide and support you as you navigate through these challenging paths.
Hello! I'm Nicole Jordan, proprietor of Kaleidoscope Living. I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist, committed to creating a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space to explore individual's thoughts, feelings, reactions, and behaviors. Acceptance, kindness, and respect forms the foundation of my practice. I have been providing therapy for over a decade, working with many diverse and amazing individuals. People choose therapy for many reasons, managing life transitions, dealing with relationship issues, or overcoming anxiety and depression. I'm here to guide and support you as you navigate through these challenging paths.
(716) 321-0925 View (716) 321-0925
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Juanita L Green-Johnson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
Not accepting new clients
The beautiful anomaly of therapy is it is something that everyone can use yet what one needs and finds beneficial is different for everyone. As a provider, I utilize a person-centered approach because I believe counseling should be individualized. The working relationship between client and therapist is something that can be transformative both inside and outside of the office.
The beautiful anomaly of therapy is it is something that everyone can use yet what one needs and finds beneficial is different for everyone. As a provider, I utilize a person-centered approach because I believe counseling should be individualized. The working relationship between client and therapist is something that can be transformative both inside and outside of the office.
(716) 296-6494 View (716) 296-6494
Photo of Rhonda Wilson-Kelly, Counselor in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Rhonda Wilson-Kelly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with an abundance of training in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, marital/relationship issues, and low self-esteem. In my therapy sessions, I utilize Person-center and Reality therapy, but I do have training in other areas. I love what I do and love witnessing the change someone has in session. So I welcome you to come on this journey with me, and hopefully, as a team, we can work together to develop a better version of yourself.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with an abundance of training in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, marital/relationship issues, and low self-esteem. In my therapy sessions, I utilize Person-center and Reality therapy, but I do have training in other areas. I love what I do and love witnessing the change someone has in session. So I welcome you to come on this journey with me, and hopefully, as a team, we can work together to develop a better version of yourself.
(646) 798-7769 View (646) 798-7769
Photo of Samantha Jakubowski, Counselor in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Samantha Jakubowski
Counselor, LMHC, M-CASAC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
Hi! I have been practicing addiction counseling for over 15 years, working with individuals, young adults and families. I expanded my practice to include mental health for the last 10 years and most recently began focusing on law enforcement/first responders. I work with individuals to determine what their goals are and help them achieve them. Individuals who are serious about their recovery and goals would be a great fit. Only you can change your future!
Hi! I have been practicing addiction counseling for over 15 years, working with individuals, young adults and families. I expanded my practice to include mental health for the last 10 years and most recently began focusing on law enforcement/first responders. I work with individuals to determine what their goals are and help them achieve them. Individuals who are serious about their recovery and goals would be a great fit. Only you can change your future!
(585) 728-1937 View (585) 728-1937
Photo of Suzanne Johndrow Feiler, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Suzanne Johndrow Feiler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216  (Online Only)
Emotional wellness in difficult circumstances requires honest self-reflection, bravery, humor, creativity and optimism and these are qualities I encourage within the therapeutic process. My approach to therapy is a blend of Narrative Therapy (discovering through conversations hopeful, preferred, previously unrecognized possibilities and outcomes), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (challenging beliefs about actions in order to yield new results). I believe we are influenced by our family, community and childhood but are ultimately responsible for our choices and, further, that we possess the freedom to grow and change toward a desired way of being.
Emotional wellness in difficult circumstances requires honest self-reflection, bravery, humor, creativity and optimism and these are qualities I encourage within the therapeutic process. My approach to therapy is a blend of Narrative Therapy (discovering through conversations hopeful, preferred, previously unrecognized possibilities and outcomes), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (challenging beliefs about actions in order to yield new results). I believe we are influenced by our family, community and childhood but are ultimately responsible for our choices and, further, that we possess the freedom to grow and change toward a desired way of being.
(214) 731-4641 View (214) 731-4641
Photo of Amanda Polino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Amanda Polino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
Not accepting new clients
* I am not accepting new clients at this time * Are you are a young woman struggling with daily anxiety? As a result you’re having problems in your relationships, work/school, or even daily tasks? If the stress you’re carrying is taking away today’s peace, you may benefit from learning specific tools to better manage each day. I treat woman dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, life changes/stressors and relationship problems.
* I am not accepting new clients at this time * Are you are a young woman struggling with daily anxiety? As a result you’re having problems in your relationships, work/school, or even daily tasks? If the stress you’re carrying is taking away today’s peace, you may benefit from learning specific tools to better manage each day. I treat woman dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, life changes/stressors and relationship problems.
(716) 650-5819 View (716) 650-5819
Photo of Luann Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Luann Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
I have over 20 years experience in the human service field. My passion is providing compassionate support for those struggling with life's challenges in a safe and non-judgmental environment; assisting individuals in addressing what is troubling them; whether it is marital conflict, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma, anger management, serious mental illness, etc.; helping them to achieve their personal goals; effecting positive change and working toward desired outcomes. I incorporate principles from the Christian faith for those who desire that but work with all people/faiths indiscriminately.
I have over 20 years experience in the human service field. My passion is providing compassionate support for those struggling with life's challenges in a safe and non-judgmental environment; assisting individuals in addressing what is troubling them; whether it is marital conflict, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma, anger management, serious mental illness, etc.; helping them to achieve their personal goals; effecting positive change and working toward desired outcomes. I incorporate principles from the Christian faith for those who desire that but work with all people/faiths indiscriminately.
(716) 475-9228 View (716) 475-9228
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Frederick Marschner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
Congratulations! You are taking the first steps to improve yourself and have a better life by visiting this website and looking through profiles. Often times people think of themselves as week if they find themselves asking for help. I consider it sign of strength. I believe in providing a practical and interactive experience for my clients in a sensitive, supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. I strive to work with my clients to have a sense of hope for the future. I believe in helping people reach their goals as quickly as possible so they can move on and be the best they can be.
Congratulations! You are taking the first steps to improve yourself and have a better life by visiting this website and looking through profiles. Often times people think of themselves as week if they find themselves asking for help. I consider it sign of strength. I believe in providing a practical and interactive experience for my clients in a sensitive, supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. I strive to work with my clients to have a sense of hope for the future. I believe in helping people reach their goals as quickly as possible so they can move on and be the best they can be.
(716) 539-9313 View (716) 539-9313
Photo of Erin M. Moss Mental Health Counseling , Counselor in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Erin M. Moss Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, BA, MA, LMHC
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have worked intensely with children and adults for over 10 years. I conduct individual, family and group therapy sessions. Throughout my career I have provided therapy for children and adult victims of abuse, young adults in the college setting, teens and adults in the criminal justice system, individuals and families in intensive in-home therapy.
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have worked intensely with children and adults for over 10 years. I conduct individual, family and group therapy sessions. Throughout my career I have provided therapy for children and adult victims of abuse, young adults in the college setting, teens and adults in the criminal justice system, individuals and families in intensive in-home therapy.
(716) 795-8151 View (716) 795-8151
Photo of Andrea (Andi) M Binner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Andrea (Andi) M Binner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LCSW-R
Verified
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
Waitlist for new clients
I am a full-time practioner, and have been a therapist for over 30 years. I have worked in many different settings. I am not accepting new clients, other than the folks i have already communicated with. Trust is an important part of any relationship. I understand that it is something that is created slowly, and maintained over time. I often serve as someone who bears witness to the stories people bring with them. By listening to those that come to see me, I better understand their experiences and then have an opportunity to assist them to fully heal.
I am a full-time practioner, and have been a therapist for over 30 years. I have worked in many different settings. I am not accepting new clients, other than the folks i have already communicated with. Trust is an important part of any relationship. I understand that it is something that is created slowly, and maintained over time. I often serve as someone who bears witness to the stories people bring with them. By listening to those that come to see me, I better understand their experiences and then have an opportunity to assist them to fully heal.
(716) 200-1988 View (716) 200-1988
Photo of Seaghan Coleman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Park, Buffalo, NY
Seaghan Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
3 Endorsed
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
Note: I am transitioning to ketamine assisted psychedelic (KAP) and MDMA once that becomes available. I am a master therapist and trainer. I love exploring how people have become distorted from their true nature and lose touch with what matters most to them. The work is to help us all clear the distortions so we can return to who we are: awake, kind, free. I often practice using EMDR, Buddhist Psychology, spiritual practice, exploring the nature of satisfaction/dissatisfaction and the nature of self, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Note: I am transitioning to ketamine assisted psychedelic (KAP) and MDMA once that becomes available. I am a master therapist and trainer. I love exploring how people have become distorted from their true nature and lose touch with what matters most to them. The work is to help us all clear the distortions so we can return to who we are: awake, kind, free. I often practice using EMDR, Buddhist Psychology, spiritual practice, exploring the nature of satisfaction/dissatisfaction and the nature of self, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(716) 710-8854 View (716) 710-8854
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Nicole M Newcomb-Chumsky
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, Buffalo, NY 14216
If you’re reading this, you already have the motivation to heal, the insight to know you need a change and the resourcefulness to seek support. You knew enough to get yourself to this page and I know enough to take you through the journey you may be scared of and yet eager for. Working as a specialist in eating disorders and trauma, I understand the highs and lows of being self-critical to the point of self-punishment, blaming yourself for the situation you are in and being stuck in an endless cycle of overriding your gut instinct in order to please others. Recognize that your intuition got you to these words.
If you’re reading this, you already have the motivation to heal, the insight to know you need a change and the resourcefulness to seek support. You knew enough to get yourself to this page and I know enough to take you through the journey you may be scared of and yet eager for. Working as a specialist in eating disorders and trauma, I understand the highs and lows of being self-critical to the point of self-punishment, blaming yourself for the situation you are in and being stuck in an endless cycle of overriding your gut instinct in order to please others. Recognize that your intuition got you to these words.
(716) 800-4139 View (716) 800-4139

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Park, Buffalo, NY

40+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in North Park, Buffalo, NY who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
90% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Highmark BCBS of Western New York
51% Independent Health

How Therapists in North Park, Buffalo, NY see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Park, Buffalo?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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