Therapists in Cleveland, NY

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Ancora Therapy, PC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Cleveland, NY 13042  (Online Only)
We at Ancora have significant experience serving diverse individuals, couples, and families who face various challenges that impact their relationships, academic and professional pursuits, physical health, and overall well-being. Among our specific areas of expertise are parenting enrichment, relationship development, divorce navigation, co-parenting support, and blended family cohesiveness. We also have extensive practice working with those suffering from Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, LGBTQ+ issues, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and many other mental health issues.
We at Ancora have significant experience serving diverse individuals, couples, and families who face various challenges that impact their relationships, academic and professional pursuits, physical health, and overall well-being. Among our specific areas of expertise are parenting enrichment, relationship development, divorce navigation, co-parenting support, and blended family cohesiveness. We also have extensive practice working with those suffering from Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, LGBTQ+ issues, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and many other mental health issues.
(315) 629-8486 View (315) 629-8486

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Reflections Counseling services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Camden, NY 13316
Reflections counseling services was created to offer a unique, non- judgmental space where clients and families are able to be themselves My approach includes meeting the clients where they are at in their journey and walking with them on the path of wellness. I specialize in Adolescents and children, PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health issues. Some therapies I use are cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered and motivational interviewing. I give client homework to allow the counseling experience to continue at home allowing clients to gain better coping skills to better face issues more effectively.
Reflections counseling services was created to offer a unique, non- judgmental space where clients and families are able to be themselves My approach includes meeting the clients where they are at in their journey and walking with them on the path of wellness. I specialize in Adolescents and children, PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health issues. Some therapies I use are cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered and motivational interviewing. I give client homework to allow the counseling experience to continue at home allowing clients to gain better coping skills to better face issues more effectively.
(315) 897-5440 View (315) 897-5440
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Mary Theresa Sorrendino
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Bridgeport, NY 13030
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am so happy you are you here! If you are suffering, you have already made the first step in improving your quality of life. I believe everyone has a story and I have helped many learn that they do not have to allow their past to dictate their present situation. I know personally and professionally that people can change and I am here to offer you hope in your journey.
Welcome! I am so happy you are you here! If you are suffering, you have already made the first step in improving your quality of life. I believe everyone has a story and I have helped many learn that they do not have to allow their past to dictate their present situation. I know personally and professionally that people can change and I am here to offer you hope in your journey.
(315) 982-5104 View (315) 982-5104
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Janet Prince
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Camden, NY 13316
Are you tired of struggling alone? Let me help you find a better way to navigate out of your current situation. I understand that throughout our life experiences we sometimes face pain and struggles that can be difficult to navigate alone. Making the decision to work on ourselves takes courage. Let me help you navigate through your pain to find a brighter future with healing and growth. Together we will develop strategies and goals to reach your highest level of wellness. I look forward to meeting you.
Are you tired of struggling alone? Let me help you find a better way to navigate out of your current situation. I understand that throughout our life experiences we sometimes face pain and struggles that can be difficult to navigate alone. Making the decision to work on ourselves takes courage. Let me help you navigate through your pain to find a brighter future with healing and growth. Together we will develop strategies and goals to reach your highest level of wellness. I look forward to meeting you.
(315) 737-6388 View (315) 737-6388
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Jennifer Bellavia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Camden, NY 13316  (Online Only)
Navigating the landscape of mental health can be challenging, and finding the right professional is crucial. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, providing a space for them to identify and modify unhelpful thought and actions. My expertise encompasses a range of issues, including traumatic stress, transitions, self-esteem, school-related challenges, behavioral difficulties, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I embrace an accepting, strengths-based, and evidence-based approach.
Navigating the landscape of mental health can be challenging, and finding the right professional is crucial. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, providing a space for them to identify and modify unhelpful thought and actions. My expertise encompasses a range of issues, including traumatic stress, transitions, self-esteem, school-related challenges, behavioral difficulties, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I embrace an accepting, strengths-based, and evidence-based approach.
(315) 903-7123 View (315) 903-7123

Online Therapists

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Renew Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Penfield, NY 14526
Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement and discouragement is all too familiar. Life is hard! Your relationship is falling apart and you have no idea where to begin to keep it from crumbling to pieces. You just wish your spouse would change. You wish they would just accept you for who you are. If only they listened to you and loved you like you need them to. The hamster wheel keeps turning and the same conflicts keep surfacing. You've tried over and over again to change but you just end up right where you started. Will it ever get better?
Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement and discouragement is all too familiar. Life is hard! Your relationship is falling apart and you have no idea where to begin to keep it from crumbling to pieces. You just wish your spouse would change. You wish they would just accept you for who you are. If only they listened to you and loved you like you need them to. The hamster wheel keeps turning and the same conflicts keep surfacing. You've tried over and over again to change but you just end up right where you started. Will it ever get better?
(585) 229-6788 View (585) 229-6788
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Chris Bergene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Skaneateles, NY 13152  (Online Only)
Chris Bergene is a clinical social worker who graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University. He provides short-term and long-term counseling for various age groups and conditions. He has primarily worked with teens and adults who have presented with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma and behavioral problems impacting daily life.
Chris Bergene is a clinical social worker who graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University. He provides short-term and long-term counseling for various age groups and conditions. He has primarily worked with teens and adults who have presented with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma and behavioral problems impacting daily life.
(315) 758-2991 View (315) 758-2991
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Alliance Counseling, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
At Alliance Counseling, I aim to help children thrive at their highest potential. I approach each child with the understanding that they are doing their best and come with their own inherent strengths and abilities. Difficulties with self-regulation may create barriers for some children to use these skills and abilities most effectively. My services aim to reduce those barriers. I value and respect the expertise that each parent or caregiver has of their child. Treatment takes a collaborative approach, combining the knowledge and experience of families with my clinical expertise as an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider.
At Alliance Counseling, I aim to help children thrive at their highest potential. I approach each child with the understanding that they are doing their best and come with their own inherent strengths and abilities. Difficulties with self-regulation may create barriers for some children to use these skills and abilities most effectively. My services aim to reduce those barriers. I value and respect the expertise that each parent or caregiver has of their child. Treatment takes a collaborative approach, combining the knowledge and experience of families with my clinical expertise as an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider.
(315) 667-1630 View (315) 667-1630
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Collins and Collins Counseling - Shameka Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you feeling deep pain, but there's no one who really understands? Are your emotions so powerful that you are beginning to feel like they're in control? Are you feeling unsure about your purpose and unclear about your identity? Are you feeling stuck and unsure how to become free? I am here for you! I understand that beginning therapy can be anxiety-provoking. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore your emotions, experience healing and grow in understanding your purpose and identity. You can expect to gain perspective and feel empowered after each session.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you feeling deep pain, but there's no one who really understands? Are your emotions so powerful that you are beginning to feel like they're in control? Are you feeling unsure about your purpose and unclear about your identity? Are you feeling stuck and unsure how to become free? I am here for you! I understand that beginning therapy can be anxiety-provoking. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore your emotions, experience healing and grow in understanding your purpose and identity. You can expect to gain perspective and feel empowered after each session.
(585) 302-2439 View (585) 302-2439
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Linda A Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Rochester, NY 14607
Waitlist for new clients
Learn to free your mind from negative self talk and break away from ineffective behaviors. Together we can find the right solution to work through the problems that keep you stuck. I have over a decade of clinical experience. I am fully trained in evidenced based treatments: Exposure and Response Relapse Prevention for OCD, Dialectic Behavioral therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Cognitive Processing therapy and Prolonged Exposure therapy for trauma informed care, Solution Focused therapy, Mindfulness, and Problem Solving therapy. The main focus of my practice is working with folx who are diagnosed with OCD/Perfectionism.
Learn to free your mind from negative self talk and break away from ineffective behaviors. Together we can find the right solution to work through the problems that keep you stuck. I have over a decade of clinical experience. I am fully trained in evidenced based treatments: Exposure and Response Relapse Prevention for OCD, Dialectic Behavioral therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Cognitive Processing therapy and Prolonged Exposure therapy for trauma informed care, Solution Focused therapy, Mindfulness, and Problem Solving therapy. The main focus of my practice is working with folx who are diagnosed with OCD/Perfectionism.
(585) 542-2660 View (585) 542-2660
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Emily King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Life is hard, bad things happen & sometimes you just need somebody to help you sort it all out. That’s where I come in. I’m here to help you work through the hard stuff. In my 10 years as a therapist I have helped my clients; reduce anxiety, improve relationships, heal from trauma, grief and loss, and more effectively manage & cope with the ongoing stressors of daily life. I feel so strongly about your resilience and capacity to overcome what you are going through!
Life is hard, bad things happen & sometimes you just need somebody to help you sort it all out. That’s where I come in. I’m here to help you work through the hard stuff. In my 10 years as a therapist I have helped my clients; reduce anxiety, improve relationships, heal from trauma, grief and loss, and more effectively manage & cope with the ongoing stressors of daily life. I feel so strongly about your resilience and capacity to overcome what you are going through!
(315) 543-6753 View (315) 543-6753
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Yoko Farmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsford, NY 14534
How are you feeling right now? Are you treating yourself well? Along with happiness, life is painful. However, I believe your pain carries important meaning. Therefore, we will listen to your pain very carefully to find its meaning, which may help you unlock your "true-yourself" day-after-day, year-after-year. Let’s stop putting a superficial band aid on your pain and pretend that you are ok. Instead, let’s find out how you can manage and embrace your pain in order to let it go.
How are you feeling right now? Are you treating yourself well? Along with happiness, life is painful. However, I believe your pain carries important meaning. Therefore, we will listen to your pain very carefully to find its meaning, which may help you unlock your "true-yourself" day-after-day, year-after-year. Let’s stop putting a superficial band aid on your pain and pretend that you are ok. Instead, let’s find out how you can manage and embrace your pain in order to let it go.
(585) 304-1694 View (585) 304-1694
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Tara Lynn Clifford
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Oneonta, NY 13820
You try so hard to keep the peace. You don't want to "rock the boat", and desperately want others to like you. After years of bending over backwards, your nerves are so much on edge that others have called you "too sensitive" or "overly emotional". In relationships with family, friends, partners, and coworkers, you feel powerless and plagued with doubt. Overthinking and spiraling thoughts are your new norm. But recently, you're realizing that you've been putting other people first for years, so much so, that you've forgotten to take care of yourself.
You try so hard to keep the peace. You don't want to "rock the boat", and desperately want others to like you. After years of bending over backwards, your nerves are so much on edge that others have called you "too sensitive" or "overly emotional". In relationships with family, friends, partners, and coworkers, you feel powerless and plagued with doubt. Overthinking and spiraling thoughts are your new norm. But recently, you're realizing that you've been putting other people first for years, so much so, that you've forgotten to take care of yourself.
(607) 224-8624 View (607) 224-8624
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Donna Susan Sauer-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
North River, NY 12856
My ideal client would be open to more than talk therapy to resolve their trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and attachment adaptations. They would be willing to begin to lower their unconscious defenses in their body as well as their minds, work with regressed parts to improve self-regulation and self love which will improve their abilities to be more relational with their friends and family. My client could also be going through a transition and need support or an added resource to help them get through a difficult time where indecision is blocking them from moving forward.
My ideal client would be open to more than talk therapy to resolve their trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and attachment adaptations. They would be willing to begin to lower their unconscious defenses in their body as well as their minds, work with regressed parts to improve self-regulation and self love which will improve their abilities to be more relational with their friends and family. My client could also be going through a transition and need support or an added resource to help them get through a difficult time where indecision is blocking them from moving forward.
(518) 310-4573 View (518) 310-4573
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Cortnie Valle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-P
Verified
7 Endorsed
Fulton, NY 13069  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling lost or stuck in your life? Are you not feeling heard by your partner and your connection to them is suffering because of it? Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression to the point where you are finding it difficult to go about your normal routine. These feelings can be overwhelming and leave you feeling unsure as to how to deal with them. As your therapist, I can help you navigate what is going on beneath the surface that is influencing your current situation. I will work alongside of you to gain clarity, understanding and find the joy, freedom and connection you desire!
Have you been feeling lost or stuck in your life? Are you not feeling heard by your partner and your connection to them is suffering because of it? Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression to the point where you are finding it difficult to go about your normal routine. These feelings can be overwhelming and leave you feeling unsure as to how to deal with them. As your therapist, I can help you navigate what is going on beneath the surface that is influencing your current situation. I will work alongside of you to gain clarity, understanding and find the joy, freedom and connection you desire!
(518) 839-1664 View (518) 839-1664
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Tiffany Bombardo
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Liverpool, NY 13088  (Online Only)
Telehealth means you get to show up just as you are—whether that's in your PJs or with your pet curled up beside you. It’s here that I'll meet you, with a smile and a listening ear, ready to dive into the work that feels most pressing for you. From tackling trauma to managing the ebb and flow of anxieties, we’ll chart the course together. I listen with intent and offer support that’s judgment free, tailoring therapy to your personal needs. Our sessions are driven by your objectives, using scientifically proven methods to help you achieve them. Possible treatments include EMDR, DBT, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and coaching.
Telehealth means you get to show up just as you are—whether that's in your PJs or with your pet curled up beside you. It’s here that I'll meet you, with a smile and a listening ear, ready to dive into the work that feels most pressing for you. From tackling trauma to managing the ebb and flow of anxieties, we’ll chart the course together. I listen with intent and offer support that’s judgment free, tailoring therapy to your personal needs. Our sessions are driven by your objectives, using scientifically proven methods to help you achieve them. Possible treatments include EMDR, DBT, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and coaching.
(315) 904-2446 View (315) 904-2446
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Ruth A Larson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
Do you struggle feeling authentic? Sometimes it feels like we are wearing a mask in hopes of being accepted by the people in our lives. How much of your time do you spend masking? Do you worry that even a therapist may not understand you and your concerns? I want you to know that I am open, welcoming, affirming, Body Positive, Sex Positive, Polyamorous/Ethical Non-Monogamy Positive, Kink Positive, and Cannabis Positive! I believe in radical acceptance. I am a Queer, cisWoman and would like to help you take off your mask, embrace your true identity(ies), and live life to the fullest! Life can be so much better!
Do you struggle feeling authentic? Sometimes it feels like we are wearing a mask in hopes of being accepted by the people in our lives. How much of your time do you spend masking? Do you worry that even a therapist may not understand you and your concerns? I want you to know that I am open, welcoming, affirming, Body Positive, Sex Positive, Polyamorous/Ethical Non-Monogamy Positive, Kink Positive, and Cannabis Positive! I believe in radical acceptance. I am a Queer, cisWoman and would like to help you take off your mask, embrace your true identity(ies), and live life to the fullest! Life can be so much better!
(315) 859-6749 View (315) 859-6749
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Alysa MacMillen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Henrietta, NY 14467
“I’m so tired but I can’t sleep. I lie awake at night feeling paralyzed and unable to breathe…my body feels hot, my stomach hurts and my heart races. I replay every embarrassing or shameful moment of my day…of my life… on repeat in my mind; I feel like a failure. I’m convinced that everyone is judging me. ‘What if…’ thoughts consume me. I never feel good enough!” Sound familiar? If you are tired of avoiding things, people pleasing, numbing, striving for perfection, worrying about everything…you are in the right place. I can help.
“I’m so tired but I can’t sleep. I lie awake at night feeling paralyzed and unable to breathe…my body feels hot, my stomach hurts and my heart races. I replay every embarrassing or shameful moment of my day…of my life… on repeat in my mind; I feel like a failure. I’m convinced that everyone is judging me. ‘What if…’ thoughts consume me. I never feel good enough!” Sound familiar? If you are tired of avoiding things, people pleasing, numbing, striving for perfection, worrying about everything…you are in the right place. I can help.
(585) 540-1861 View (585) 540-1861
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Angela M Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dryden, NY 13053  (Online Only)
Everybody needs to be heard. Everyone craves understanding, connection, and acceptance. When we do not have an outlet to tell our story, thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams- we risk losing pieces of ourselves along the journey. You may be in a position where you're seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in this life. You may be trying to make sense of disappointments or traumas that haunt you. Many may be looking for emotional healing and a path “back to normal” in a world that feels chaotic, uncertain. Some of you would simply like a sounding board to strengthen existing coping abilities; a refresher, if you will.
Everybody needs to be heard. Everyone craves understanding, connection, and acceptance. When we do not have an outlet to tell our story, thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams- we risk losing pieces of ourselves along the journey. You may be in a position where you're seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in this life. You may be trying to make sense of disappointments or traumas that haunt you. Many may be looking for emotional healing and a path “back to normal” in a world that feels chaotic, uncertain. Some of you would simply like a sounding board to strengthen existing coping abilities; a refresher, if you will.
(607) 536-8667 View (607) 536-8667
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Sugandha Sharma
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
I am a multicultural, holistic, trauma-informed, LGBT+ affirmative therapist and a core believer in resiliency of human spirit. Though you may consider me as the professional/expert, you are the expert of your lived experiences. I strongly believe that the client has a right to both be a recipient as well as an influencer within the therapeutic relationship. My job as a therapist is to act as guide while you are empowered to tackle both inner and outer barriers. I aim to hold a space for those who may not have access to any other arenas to feel heard and understood.
I am a multicultural, holistic, trauma-informed, LGBT+ affirmative therapist and a core believer in resiliency of human spirit. Though you may consider me as the professional/expert, you are the expert of your lived experiences. I strongly believe that the client has a right to both be a recipient as well as an influencer within the therapeutic relationship. My job as a therapist is to act as guide while you are empowered to tackle both inner and outer barriers. I aim to hold a space for those who may not have access to any other arenas to feel heard and understood.
(347) 427-5301 View (347) 427-5301

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cleveland, NY

< 10

Therapists in Cleveland, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Chronic Pain
100% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% POMCO
100% Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

How Therapists in Cleveland, NY see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cleveland?

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.