Therapists in Carle Place, NY

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Jeannine Naidoo Chester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Pronouns: She/Her I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in counseling with teens, adults, couples, and families. I was drawn to Social Work because of its interdisciplinary nature, and I look to bring this open and boundary-less perspective to my clinical practice. I use a client-centered therapeutic approach to explore the various contexts that support and hinder individual change.
Pronouns: She/Her I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in counseling with teens, adults, couples, and families. I was drawn to Social Work because of its interdisciplinary nature, and I look to bring this open and boundary-less perspective to my clinical practice. I use a client-centered therapeutic approach to explore the various contexts that support and hinder individual change.
(516) 758-1974 View (516) 758-1974
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Laura Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514  (Online Only)
Many people suffer needlessly with anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. They can feel doomed to repeat the same self-defeating patterns over and over again. Therapy can help you address these issues and move forward with your life. I am a licensed clinical therapist with years of experience working with individuals and couples. Currently, I am available to work with you remotely, as long as you live anywhere in the State of New York. My approach is customized to suit your needs, utilizing a variety of behavioral and psychodynamic frameworks while establishing a trusting and judgement-free therapeutic space.
Many people suffer needlessly with anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. They can feel doomed to repeat the same self-defeating patterns over and over again. Therapy can help you address these issues and move forward with your life. I am a licensed clinical therapist with years of experience working with individuals and couples. Currently, I am available to work with you remotely, as long as you live anywhere in the State of New York. My approach is customized to suit your needs, utilizing a variety of behavioral and psychodynamic frameworks while establishing a trusting and judgement-free therapeutic space.
(516) 550-0431 View (516) 550-0431
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Charles Brody
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carle Place, NY 11514
My practice specializes in empowering the individual to regain the perceived loss of control over their life. The main avenue is through the use of state of the art Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques. The conditions treated include anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, insomnia and various neurological issues including ADHD and Tourette's Syndrome. I also specialize in various stress related conditions including headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic pain, TMJ and cardiovascular problems.
My practice specializes in empowering the individual to regain the perceived loss of control over their life. The main avenue is through the use of state of the art Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques. The conditions treated include anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, insomnia and various neurological issues including ADHD and Tourette's Syndrome. I also specialize in various stress related conditions including headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic pain, TMJ and cardiovascular problems.
(516) 342-3429 View (516) 342-3429
June Ann Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
I am a Christian counselor who provide counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families who experience personal difficulties that challenge their well-being. The services are provided face-to-face in a confidential and private office in a non-judgmental and well-ness enhancing atmosphere. Clear goals are agreed upon with the individual/s and mutual efforts are made to achieve these goals. Clients are encouraged to develop problem-solving, coping and self-care skills. The treatment approach varies based on presenting concern.
I am a Christian counselor who provide counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families who experience personal difficulties that challenge their well-being. The services are provided face-to-face in a confidential and private office in a non-judgmental and well-ness enhancing atmosphere. Clear goals are agreed upon with the individual/s and mutual efforts are made to achieve these goals. Clients are encouraged to develop problem-solving, coping and self-care skills. The treatment approach varies based on presenting concern.
(516) 279-5581 View (516) 279-5581
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Larry Epstein Mental Health Counseling PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, M-CASAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carle Place, NY 11514
As of April 29, 2024 I am accepting new clients. Please be patient for me to get back to you, I have a busy practice. Are you tired of being told that you have a problem controlling your anger? Have you heard something like "you really need to talk to someone about your...?" Do you have difficulty showing how you feel in acceptable ways? I help those struggling with anger, anxiety and those struggling in their intimate relationships. I hope that together we can find solutions for the problems keeping you from having a meaningful life.
As of April 29, 2024 I am accepting new clients. Please be patient for me to get back to you, I have a busy practice. Are you tired of being told that you have a problem controlling your anger? Have you heard something like "you really need to talk to someone about your...?" Do you have difficulty showing how you feel in acceptable ways? I help those struggling with anger, anxiety and those struggling in their intimate relationships. I hope that together we can find solutions for the problems keeping you from having a meaningful life.
(516) 331-5827 View (516) 331-5827
Rebecca Pistocchi
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Rebecca Pistocchi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Hofstra University with a Master's Degree in "¨Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Rebecca believes in a Cognitive Behavioral and mindfulness approach by processing emotions and feelings, and learning new techniques and skills to cope. Her approach to therapy is providing a safe and empathetic place to allow healing and develop selfawareness to gain a better understanding of the true self. Rebecca works with ages 1864 and her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life stressors, and interpersonal relationships.
Rebecca Pistocchi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Hofstra University with a Master's Degree in "¨Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Rebecca believes in a Cognitive Behavioral and mindfulness approach by processing emotions and feelings, and learning new techniques and skills to cope. Her approach to therapy is providing a safe and empathetic place to allow healing and develop selfawareness to gain a better understanding of the true self. Rebecca works with ages 1864 and her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life stressors, and interpersonal relationships.
(516) 212-6022 View (516) 212-6022
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Erin Jefferson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Erin Jefferson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. Erin has a knack for helping people of all ages navigate life's twists and turns. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed, stuck in a rut, or just need someone to talk to, Erin is here to lend an ear and offer practical solutions that work for you. With Erin, therapy isn't just about sitting in a stuffy office and spilling your guts "“ it's about creating a safe, supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, learn new coping strategies, and have a few laughs along the way.
Erin Jefferson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. Erin has a knack for helping people of all ages navigate life's twists and turns. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed, stuck in a rut, or just need someone to talk to, Erin is here to lend an ear and offer practical solutions that work for you. With Erin, therapy isn't just about sitting in a stuffy office and spilling your guts "“ it's about creating a safe, supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, learn new coping strategies, and have a few laughs along the way.
(516) 715-5449 View (516) 715-5449
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Amanda Moore
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 3 years of specializing with clients with acute and persistent mental illness. Some of these diagnoses include depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, and other diagnoses from the DSM-5. Amanda typically treats patients between the ages of 17 and 90, where she provides a non-judgmental environment that clients can express themselves comfortably and freely. In addition, she typically seeks to utilize a holistic approach with clients, due to believing that therapy is not always a "one-size-fits all" process.
Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 3 years of specializing with clients with acute and persistent mental illness. Some of these diagnoses include depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, and other diagnoses from the DSM-5. Amanda typically treats patients between the ages of 17 and 90, where she provides a non-judgmental environment that clients can express themselves comfortably and freely. In addition, she typically seeks to utilize a holistic approach with clients, due to believing that therapy is not always a "one-size-fits all" process.
(516) 407-7824 View (516) 407-7824
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Katherine Angulo Leal
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Katherine Angulo Leal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Queens College. Katherine believes that through supportive and empathic therapy, clients are able to work towards finding meaning in their lives. A person-centered approach empowers clients to believe in themselves by building their self-esteem and taking control of their emotions. Katherine can provide tools and help clients grow towards being emotionally resilient.
Katherine Angulo Leal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Queens College. Katherine believes that through supportive and empathic therapy, clients are able to work towards finding meaning in their lives. A person-centered approach empowers clients to believe in themselves by building their self-esteem and taking control of their emotions. Katherine can provide tools and help clients grow towards being emotionally resilient.
(516) 963-2977 View (516) 963-2977
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Jasmine Mathurin
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Jasmine Mathurin received a B.A. in Sociology at Boston College and her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University. She has a background that involves providing individual and group therapy to women, children, adolescents, and families battling various forms of mental illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, phobias and attention disorders. She has received intensive training in the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and the Neurobiology of Trauma. She has special interests in Narcissistic Abuse and Complex Trauma.
Jasmine Mathurin received a B.A. in Sociology at Boston College and her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University. She has a background that involves providing individual and group therapy to women, children, adolescents, and families battling various forms of mental illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, phobias and attention disorders. She has received intensive training in the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and the Neurobiology of Trauma. She has special interests in Narcissistic Abuse and Complex Trauma.
(516) 530-7958 View (516) 530-7958
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Christine Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Chris is an experienced therapist who has treated adults with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Chris believes in creating a trusting relationship through active listening and empathy to provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere. She works with each person to help identify achievable goals to bring about meaningful, visible change. Chris specializes in the treatment of Mood Disorders, specifically Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorders. She has had extensive training and experience with Substance Abuse including Co-Occurring Disorders.
Chris is an experienced therapist who has treated adults with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Chris believes in creating a trusting relationship through active listening and empathy to provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere. She works with each person to help identify achievable goals to bring about meaningful, visible change. Chris specializes in the treatment of Mood Disorders, specifically Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorders. She has had extensive training and experience with Substance Abuse including Co-Occurring Disorders.
(516) 774-2640 View (516) 774-2640
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Dana Reeves
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Dana Reeves is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Hofstra University with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Dana follows a person-centered and strengths-based approach to working with clients. She focuses on empowering clients to face and work through their challenges with the use of unconditional positive regard, boundless optimism, empathy, hope and insight into one's emotions and life experiences that are impacting behaviors.
Dana Reeves is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Hofstra University with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Dana follows a person-centered and strengths-based approach to working with clients. She focuses on empowering clients to face and work through their challenges with the use of unconditional positive regard, boundless optimism, empathy, hope and insight into one's emotions and life experiences that are impacting behaviors.
(516) 591-3748 View (516) 591-3748
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Charisse Civil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Charisse Civil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2023. Charisse graduated from Stony Brook University with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, later going on to obtain her graduate degree in social work with a focus in Individual and Family counseling from Hunter College. Charisse has devoted her entire career to the fields of social services and mental health for over a decade within various diverse settings such as a hospital, mobile crisis team, outpatient treatment, and non-profit community agencies.
Charisse Civil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2023. Charisse graduated from Stony Brook University with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, later going on to obtain her graduate degree in social work with a focus in Individual and Family counseling from Hunter College. Charisse has devoted her entire career to the fields of social services and mental health for over a decade within various diverse settings such as a hospital, mobile crisis team, outpatient treatment, and non-profit community agencies.
(516) 774-4209 View (516) 774-4209
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Personal Therapy Private Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carle Place, NY 11514  (Online Only)
Personal Therapy is a place to resolve your feelings and feel better about yourself. When you experience a physical ailment, you see a physician who will examine you and make recommendations. If you want to get in better physical shape, you hire a personal trainer and a nutritionist. For personal growth and overall improvement in your life, it's a professional therapist who provides those services. I assist people in navigating through life challenges, changes and transitions. I help clients develop strategies to change behavior or cope with difficult situations and can provide other resources or services, such as support groups.
Personal Therapy is a place to resolve your feelings and feel better about yourself. When you experience a physical ailment, you see a physician who will examine you and make recommendations. If you want to get in better physical shape, you hire a personal trainer and a nutritionist. For personal growth and overall improvement in your life, it's a professional therapist who provides those services. I assist people in navigating through life challenges, changes and transitions. I help clients develop strategies to change behavior or cope with difficult situations and can provide other resources or services, such as support groups.
(347) 899-2987 View (347) 899-2987
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Raina Harris
Counselor
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Raina Harris is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Raina believes in a treatment philosophy that incorporates psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and MI. In her spare time, Raina enjoys Zumba, music, her dog, family, and friends. Raina helps her clients find healthy ways to cope with life difficulties in a safe space where they can freely expose their authentic self. She helps her clients explore their strengths and ways to apply them to their current situations.
Raina Harris is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Raina believes in a treatment philosophy that incorporates psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and MI. In her spare time, Raina enjoys Zumba, music, her dog, family, and friends. Raina helps her clients find healthy ways to cope with life difficulties in a safe space where they can freely expose their authentic self. She helps her clients explore their strengths and ways to apply them to their current situations.
(516) 844-0217 View (516) 844-0217
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Joan Klemm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I provide generalist therapeutic services over the lifespan. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, adjustment, parenting support, PTSD and trauma. My approach is a person-centered philosophy with strength-based trauma-informed and using a collaborative approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, coping skills, and psychotherapy. I consider trust and safety to be the most important and effective tools I provide during the therapeutic process.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I provide generalist therapeutic services over the lifespan. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, adjustment, parenting support, PTSD and trauma. My approach is a person-centered philosophy with strength-based trauma-informed and using a collaborative approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, coping skills, and psychotherapy. I consider trust and safety to be the most important and effective tools I provide during the therapeutic process.
(516) 289-0882 View (516) 289-0882
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TMS Long Island Corp
MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
In our work we see patients with depression attempt many different modalities of treatment (e.g., talk therapy and various antidepressant medications) but some find incomplete relief. We are excited to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an option for hope and relief to those individuals.
In our work we see patients with depression attempt many different modalities of treatment (e.g., talk therapy and various antidepressant medications) but some find incomplete relief. We are excited to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an option for hope and relief to those individuals.
(631) 302-7406 View (631) 302-7406
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Pamela Zuccarelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in Supportive Therapy to help clients between the ages of 27 – 65+. She received her Bachelor of Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead NY, and then followed with her Master of Social Work from St. Thomas University in St. Paul MN. Pamela believes everyone deserves a measure of joy, a measure of peace, and a measure of health. She is trauma- informed and solution focused, with her main intervention being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in Supportive Therapy to help clients between the ages of 27 – 65+. She received her Bachelor of Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead NY, and then followed with her Master of Social Work from St. Thomas University in St. Paul MN. Pamela believes everyone deserves a measure of joy, a measure of peace, and a measure of health. She is trauma- informed and solution focused, with her main intervention being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(516) 344-8768 View (516) 344-8768
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Lisa M Laudante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD , LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Carle Place, NY 11514
Welcome! As a parent and a specialist working with individuals who struggle with life challenges and ADHD, I understand the often tremendous difficulty involved in raising a child with ADHD and/or struggling with your own ADHD diagnosis. It is certainly a situation that requires fortitude, perseverance and sometimes a village of professionals, friends, and family to impact change in a positive way. I am here to offer guidance with respect to what you need to be successful in dealing with yourself or your child’s ADHD; which will include the latest scientific knowledge and guidance for best outcomes.
Welcome! As a parent and a specialist working with individuals who struggle with life challenges and ADHD, I understand the often tremendous difficulty involved in raising a child with ADHD and/or struggling with your own ADHD diagnosis. It is certainly a situation that requires fortitude, perseverance and sometimes a village of professionals, friends, and family to impact change in a positive way. I am here to offer guidance with respect to what you need to be successful in dealing with yourself or your child’s ADHD; which will include the latest scientific knowledge and guidance for best outcomes.
(516) 272-4579 View (516) 272-4579
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Sandra Angilletta Creative Arts Therapy Source
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Carle Place, NY 11514
Feeling overwhelmed or facing life's challenges is undoubtedly tough. I've been there. Imagine a space where your unique journey is understood, validated, and creatively explored. Picture a therapeutic process tailored precisely to you, providing a supportive foundation. It's about understanding and navigating your emotions, moving towards a life filled with meaning and joy.
Feeling overwhelmed or facing life's challenges is undoubtedly tough. I've been there. Imagine a space where your unique journey is understood, validated, and creatively explored. Picture a therapeutic process tailored precisely to you, providing a supportive foundation. It's about understanding and navigating your emotions, moving towards a life filled with meaning and joy.
(516) 916-6103 View (516) 916-6103

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Carle Place, NY

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Carle Place, NY who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
59% Bipolar Disorder
55% Trauma and PTSD
50% Grief
45% Child
45% ADHD

Average years in practice

29 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Carle Place, NY see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carle Place?

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.