Therapists in Clintondale, NY

Photo of Sara Barnett, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sara Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clintondale, NY 12515
Life can be tough, with its unpredictable twists and heavy burdens. We all face moments when the weight of our struggles feels overwhelming, leaving us feeling lost, confused, or stuck. During these moments, we need guidance, support, and validation. As an empathetic therapist, I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to express your emotions, gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors, and develop healthier coping strategies. Together, we will navigate obstacles, heal emotional wounds, and uncover your inner resilience, to create lasting positive changes.
Life can be tough, with its unpredictable twists and heavy burdens. We all face moments when the weight of our struggles feels overwhelming, leaving us feeling lost, confused, or stuck. During these moments, we need guidance, support, and validation. As an empathetic therapist, I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to express your emotions, gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors, and develop healthier coping strategies. Together, we will navigate obstacles, heal emotional wounds, and uncover your inner resilience, to create lasting positive changes.
(845) 660-8716 View (845) 660-8716
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Laura A MacDonald
Psychologist, MSEd, PsyD
Verified Verified
Clintondale, NY 12515
There are things that you have to deal with that are too difficult to take on by yourself. Unfortunately, it is not always clear which direction to take- you need someone to bounce ideas off of, someone who is objective and has the experience to help you find your way. I believe that you have the tools you need to make the changes that you need to make. My role as therapist is to help you find those tools within yourself and to learn trust yourself enough to use them.
There are things that you have to deal with that are too difficult to take on by yourself. Unfortunately, it is not always clear which direction to take- you need someone to bounce ideas off of, someone who is objective and has the experience to help you find your way. I believe that you have the tools you need to make the changes that you need to make. My role as therapist is to help you find those tools within yourself and to learn trust yourself enough to use them.
(646) 906-8289 View (646) 906-8289

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Christine Curry-Tuthill
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
I am now accepting new clients. Wouldn't it be nice to not only feel better but to actually feel good? This is possible!!! This is the way life should be. I have two goals in counseling: to help you get through whatever you are going through right now and to help you improve the quality of your life and to actually feel happier! My style is down to earth and informal. I see my role as a support, working with you. I am on your team.
I am now accepting new clients. Wouldn't it be nice to not only feel better but to actually feel good? This is possible!!! This is the way life should be. I have two goals in counseling: to help you get through whatever you are going through right now and to help you improve the quality of your life and to actually feel happier! My style is down to earth and informal. I see my role as a support, working with you. I am on your team.
(845) 419-4094 View (845) 419-4094
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Ninette Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, isolated, depressed after so long functioning in "pandemic mode"? Do you feel stuck, like your life is on repeat? Do you find yourself making the same choices that lead you to the same problems over and over? It's time to find out why you do this and how to break these patterns! I help people heal from painful life experiences and move towards a meaningful future filled with passion and purpose. When we work together, we'll explore your fears, anxieties, and traumas to uncover your inner negative voice that blocks you in life. We'll make a plan for you to take action and start living your best life.
Are you feeling anxious, isolated, depressed after so long functioning in "pandemic mode"? Do you feel stuck, like your life is on repeat? Do you find yourself making the same choices that lead you to the same problems over and over? It's time to find out why you do this and how to break these patterns! I help people heal from painful life experiences and move towards a meaningful future filled with passion and purpose. When we work together, we'll explore your fears, anxieties, and traumas to uncover your inner negative voice that blocks you in life. We'll make a plan for you to take action and start living your best life.
(845) 671-3832 View (845) 671-3832
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Dr. Peter Kaplan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
I am a highly skilled and well regarded psychologist with over thirty years of experience. Most importantly, I’m a warm, kind, relatable and compassionate human being. If you choose to work with me you will be in good hands. For decades I have been assisting people in achieving emotional health, vitality, and well being. My clients are typically successful and educated, but might be struggling to break free of self defeating behaviors or beliefs, or seeking help with family, career, or relationship issues, or depression and anxiety.
I am a highly skilled and well regarded psychologist with over thirty years of experience. Most importantly, I’m a warm, kind, relatable and compassionate human being. If you choose to work with me you will be in good hands. For decades I have been assisting people in achieving emotional health, vitality, and well being. My clients are typically successful and educated, but might be struggling to break free of self defeating behaviors or beliefs, or seeking help with family, career, or relationship issues, or depression and anxiety.
(845) 335-3959 View (845) 335-3959
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Pierrette T Farber
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of issues. I utilize a solution focused approach to help you idenfity your goal & create a plan to reach it- individually, as a couple or as a family. I am known for my expertise with both children and adults who are struggling with Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety, Addictions and co-occurring disorders. I work with family members whose lives are affected by thier loved ones mental health/substance use struggles. Whenever possible and appropriate I use a family systems approach. I have extensive training in trauma , co÷occurring dosorders and women in life transition.
I work with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of issues. I utilize a solution focused approach to help you idenfity your goal & create a plan to reach it- individually, as a couple or as a family. I am known for my expertise with both children and adults who are struggling with Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety, Addictions and co-occurring disorders. I work with family members whose lives are affected by thier loved ones mental health/substance use struggles. Whenever possible and appropriate I use a family systems approach. I have extensive training in trauma , co÷occurring dosorders and women in life transition.
(845) 384-1108 View (845) 384-1108
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Lori Meli Silas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Relationship issues, difficulty achieving your goals and getting your needs met, and dealing with life in general can be hard. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, often exhausted and overwhelmed, stressed by the pressures in your life, relief is possible. With over 25 years experience as a therapist, I can offer a therapeutic atmosphere that is supportive and empowering so that you can achieve your goals. Together, we can make that happen. Resolving those issues is an important and worthwhile pursuit that often leads to a higher level of satisfaction and enjoyment in life. If that is your goal I'd like to help.
Relationship issues, difficulty achieving your goals and getting your needs met, and dealing with life in general can be hard. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, often exhausted and overwhelmed, stressed by the pressures in your life, relief is possible. With over 25 years experience as a therapist, I can offer a therapeutic atmosphere that is supportive and empowering so that you can achieve your goals. Together, we can make that happen. Resolving those issues is an important and worthwhile pursuit that often leads to a higher level of satisfaction and enjoyment in life. If that is your goal I'd like to help.
(845) 859-9130 View (845) 859-9130
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Cheranique Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallkill, NY 12589  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Let's face it, life is challenging. It is filled with heavy burdens and unexpected twists and turns; and just when you think you got it under control, life throws you unanticipated curveballs such as, unforeseen health issue, relationship changes, loss and trauma. Life's trials can cause us to lose who we are, cloud our vision, feel alone and overwhelmed with emotions. If you are experiencing this, you are not alone, and I am here to support you as you navigate life's challenges. As an empathetic therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space, providing inclusive and compassionate care where emotions and healing can occur.
Let's face it, life is challenging. It is filled with heavy burdens and unexpected twists and turns; and just when you think you got it under control, life throws you unanticipated curveballs such as, unforeseen health issue, relationship changes, loss and trauma. Life's trials can cause us to lose who we are, cloud our vision, feel alone and overwhelmed with emotions. If you are experiencing this, you are not alone, and I am here to support you as you navigate life's challenges. As an empathetic therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space, providing inclusive and compassionate care where emotions and healing can occur.
(845) 209-0829 View (845) 209-0829
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Lori Ruth Federman
Counselor, LMHC, SME, MS
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
I hold a spectrum and context based understanding of mental health that creates a psychotherapeutic container within which acceptance and change both thrive. The relational field between therapist and client is held with an integrity that values the impact of corrective and reparative experiences as one ventures to unpack the roots of their psychological patterns, while rerooting into a spiritual ground that both includes and moves beyond previous limitation and perceptions. Practical relational, mindfulness, dialectical, somatic and movement skills enhance embodiment and facilitate bringing the inner work out into the world.
I hold a spectrum and context based understanding of mental health that creates a psychotherapeutic container within which acceptance and change both thrive. The relational field between therapist and client is held with an integrity that values the impact of corrective and reparative experiences as one ventures to unpack the roots of their psychological patterns, while rerooting into a spiritual ground that both includes and moves beyond previous limitation and perceptions. Practical relational, mindfulness, dialectical, somatic and movement skills enhance embodiment and facilitate bringing the inner work out into the world.
(845) 668-4948 View (845) 668-4948
Photo of Susan Diane Piowaty, LCSWR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Susan Diane Piowaty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
For the past 30 years I have specialize in HIV/AIDS, codependency, severe complex trauma (PTSD and D.I.D.) and now those suffering with Lyme disease. I utilize E.M.D.R., psychodrama and very specific trauma healing techniques. I work best with those who are willing to explore, evaluate and try new ways of looking at themselves, their past and their future. I am open, honest and friendly. AT THIS POINT I AM UNABLE TO TAKE ANY NEW CLIENTS.
For the past 30 years I have specialize in HIV/AIDS, codependency, severe complex trauma (PTSD and D.I.D.) and now those suffering with Lyme disease. I utilize E.M.D.R., psychodrama and very specific trauma healing techniques. I work best with those who are willing to explore, evaluate and try new ways of looking at themselves, their past and their future. I am open, honest and friendly. AT THIS POINT I AM UNABLE TO TAKE ANY NEW CLIENTS.
(845) 643-2790 View (845) 643-2790
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Anella C Pereira
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Highland, NY 12528  (Online Only)
I provide bilingual (Spanish and English) short term, goal oriented individual, couples and family therapy within a humanistic framework. My areas of specialization include working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families dealing with behavior, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship and multi-cultural issues and those experiencing crisis and traumatic stress. I work hand in hand with community agencies providing support services to victims of domestic violence. My passion for the profession and empathetic approach has inspired my clients' trust. I create a safe and supportive environment where, in collaboration with my clients, we explore solutions bringing about positive change.
I provide bilingual (Spanish and English) short term, goal oriented individual, couples and family therapy within a humanistic framework. My areas of specialization include working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families dealing with behavior, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship and multi-cultural issues and those experiencing crisis and traumatic stress. I work hand in hand with community agencies providing support services to victims of domestic violence. My passion for the profession and empathetic approach has inspired my clients' trust. I create a safe and supportive environment where, in collaboration with my clients, we explore solutions bringing about positive change.
(516) 495-3206 View (516) 495-3206
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Andrea Grumbine
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC, SEP, MS, MFA
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Trained in a somatic approach to psychotherapy, I work with trauma and the impact painful life experiences have on one’s ability to connect with others, engage more fully in their chosen pursuits and find greater levels of inner peace. I have come to understand that we can’t be fully in the present or move towards the future if we are caught in the traumatic energy of the past. While suffering is part of the human condition, we hold within the very structures of our brains and the core of our regulatory systems the means to survive devastating life experiences as well as the capacity for growth and change.
Trained in a somatic approach to psychotherapy, I work with trauma and the impact painful life experiences have on one’s ability to connect with others, engage more fully in their chosen pursuits and find greater levels of inner peace. I have come to understand that we can’t be fully in the present or move towards the future if we are caught in the traumatic energy of the past. While suffering is part of the human condition, we hold within the very structures of our brains and the core of our regulatory systems the means to survive devastating life experiences as well as the capacity for growth and change.
(845) 697-9522 View (845) 697-9522
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Betsy A Hallerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561
Good therapy focuses on helping people overcome obstacles to living a productive and fulfilling life -- whether in relationships, work, or creative self-expression. As a psychotherapist in practice for 25+ years, my aim is to create an environment where patients can learn about themselves, grow, and, most important, change. My work has been guided by my social work background and psychoanalytic training, and has been deeply influenced by my connection to dance and the arts. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds who struggle with anxiety, depression, personality problems, bereavement, life-threatening illnesses, and family/relationship issues.
Good therapy focuses on helping people overcome obstacles to living a productive and fulfilling life -- whether in relationships, work, or creative self-expression. As a psychotherapist in practice for 25+ years, my aim is to create an environment where patients can learn about themselves, grow, and, most important, change. My work has been guided by my social work background and psychoanalytic training, and has been deeply influenced by my connection to dance and the arts. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds who struggle with anxiety, depression, personality problems, bereavement, life-threatening illnesses, and family/relationship issues.
(646) 480-7046 View (646) 480-7046
Photo of Diana I Shapiro, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Diana I Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561  (Online Only)
Nice to (virtually) meet you! If you are an individual adult or couple with relationship problems, or problems with self-esteem, trauma, or anxiety, then you're in the right place. If you want to improve your relationship(s) and your quality of life, feel more connected, confident, and alive, I'd like to help you do so.
Nice to (virtually) meet you! If you are an individual adult or couple with relationship problems, or problems with self-esteem, trauma, or anxiety, then you're in the right place. If you want to improve your relationship(s) and your quality of life, feel more connected, confident, and alive, I'd like to help you do so.
(510) 388-4932 View (510) 388-4932
Photo of Katie Down, LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM
Katie Down
LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Marlboro, NY 12542
If you're living with depression, anxiety, feelings of self-doubt, or symptoms of past or current traumas, know that you're not alone. Our work together is a non0-judgmental and safe space for self-inquiry, self-expression, and relief of trauma symptoms. As a trauma-informed and somatic creative arts therapist, our sessions can include creativity, mindfulness based stress reduction techniques, sound, expressive arts, and EMDR.
If you're living with depression, anxiety, feelings of self-doubt, or symptoms of past or current traumas, know that you're not alone. Our work together is a non0-judgmental and safe space for self-inquiry, self-expression, and relief of trauma symptoms. As a trauma-informed and somatic creative arts therapist, our sessions can include creativity, mindfulness based stress reduction techniques, sound, expressive arts, and EMDR.
(718) 550-7912 View (718) 550-7912
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Aspire To Wellness Behavioral Health, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Modena, NY 12548
I am a licensed clinical social worker, who uses CBT, REBT and others modalities to assist individual, group, children, adolescents, and families to assist each person with the individual treatment needed. I work with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavior challenges, and family conflicts. I provide therapy with an unyielding level of respect for the individual path and circumstances of every person who I have the privilege of helping. My approach, honed over decades of experience, consists of nurturing and instilling a social, mental, and emotional environment that will empower a state of wellness in my client.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, who uses CBT, REBT and others modalities to assist individual, group, children, adolescents, and families to assist each person with the individual treatment needed. I work with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavior challenges, and family conflicts. I provide therapy with an unyielding level of respect for the individual path and circumstances of every person who I have the privilege of helping. My approach, honed over decades of experience, consists of nurturing and instilling a social, mental, and emotional environment that will empower a state of wellness in my client.
(845) 482-0487 x12548 View (845) 482-0487 x12548
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Michele L. Speranza
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561
I provide individual psychotherapy to help adults work through and learn to manage anxiety, depression, adjustment/life stage transitions, relationship difficulties, health problems, career questions, and other important personal concerns. My approach to therapy includes helping clients to understand and maximize their strengths, clarify their goals, and then find the most adaptive ways to reach those goals. I work together with my clients to remove the barriers that might be holding them back, so that they can live more intentional and meaningful lives.
I provide individual psychotherapy to help adults work through and learn to manage anxiety, depression, adjustment/life stage transitions, relationship difficulties, health problems, career questions, and other important personal concerns. My approach to therapy includes helping clients to understand and maximize their strengths, clarify their goals, and then find the most adaptive ways to reach those goals. I work together with my clients to remove the barriers that might be holding them back, so that they can live more intentional and meaningful lives.
(845) 237-3847 View (845) 237-3847
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Andrea Singer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering trauma-informed, psychodynamic therapy to individuals. My clinical practice focuses on working with those who have experienced traumas ranging from single incidents, to identity-based traumas, to traumatizing childhood contexts. I also routinely see patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and identity-related issues. Most of my patients have difficulty tolerating strong emotions and have interpersonal issues or an unstable sense of themselves. Whatever challenges you might be experiencing, you can expect to be treated with sensitivity, respect, compassion, and without judgment.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering trauma-informed, psychodynamic therapy to individuals. My clinical practice focuses on working with those who have experienced traumas ranging from single incidents, to identity-based traumas, to traumatizing childhood contexts. I also routinely see patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and identity-related issues. Most of my patients have difficulty tolerating strong emotions and have interpersonal issues or an unstable sense of themselves. Whatever challenges you might be experiencing, you can expect to be treated with sensitivity, respect, compassion, and without judgment.
(845) 999-1042 View (845) 999-1042
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Page S McIntyre
Counselor, LMHC, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with worry, overwhelm, and stress? Are you feeling limited or stuck in life? When personal exploration is supported and encouraged, we decide who we are and how we want to live our lives. I provide a therapeutic space that is compassionate and engaging so that you can gain insight and uncover new paths forward. I aim to help you grow from the past to live an intentional and empowered life in the present. My work emphasizes developing both practical tools to help you in the short-term and deeper healing/trauma work.
Are you struggling with worry, overwhelm, and stress? Are you feeling limited or stuck in life? When personal exploration is supported and encouraged, we decide who we are and how we want to live our lives. I provide a therapeutic space that is compassionate and engaging so that you can gain insight and uncover new paths forward. I aim to help you grow from the past to live an intentional and empowered life in the present. My work emphasizes developing both practical tools to help you in the short-term and deeper healing/trauma work.
(845) 690-4242 View (845) 690-4242
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Kate M Dvorkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Crucial to my work is helping people to find what works for them; it's not always easy to figure out the best path in life or in therapy. If I can't be of optimal help, I always offer other resources. I establish a partnership and offer suggestions of alternative behaviors to try between sessions. My goal is not compliance with the suggestions, but awareness of the experience of either trying the new behavior or considering it and rejecting it. Either way, we learn.
Crucial to my work is helping people to find what works for them; it's not always easy to figure out the best path in life or in therapy. If I can't be of optimal help, I always offer other resources. I establish a partnership and offer suggestions of alternative behaviors to try between sessions. My goal is not compliance with the suggestions, but awareness of the experience of either trying the new behavior or considering it and rejecting it. Either way, we learn.
(845) 445-6352 View (845) 445-6352

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clintondale, NY

< 10

Therapists in Clintondale, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Marital and Premarital
50% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD
50% Infertility
50% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Oxford

How Therapists in Clintondale, NY see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clintondale?

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.