Therapists in Dryden, NY

Photo of Angela M Adams, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Angela M Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified 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
Photo of Sarah Cort, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sarah Cort
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053  (Online Only)
Now supporting individuals, couples, and families through difficult periods. I am a New York, Vermont, and Maine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I've assisted individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, difficulty coping with change, and a variety of other ailments. In addition, I help couples seeking pre-marital therapy, or having difficulty in their current relationship and family. I welcome children and teens at my practice.
Now supporting individuals, couples, and families through difficult periods. I am a New York, Vermont, and Maine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I've assisted individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, difficulty coping with change, and a variety of other ailments. In addition, I help couples seeking pre-marital therapy, or having difficulty in their current relationship and family. I welcome children and teens at my practice.
(607) 216-9534 View (607) 216-9534
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Karen Tranter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and businesses. Everyone has special strengths to deal with life's challenges, relationship troubles and stressors. Psychotherapy can help with these dilemmas. I believe that a genuine client/therapist relationship is vital for counseling to be effective and meaningful. I will help you feel comfortable by providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere. In this way, we will work together to help you make the necessary changes to successfully solve problems, strengthen relationships and improve your quality of life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and businesses. Everyone has special strengths to deal with life's challenges, relationship troubles and stressors. Psychotherapy can help with these dilemmas. I believe that a genuine client/therapist relationship is vital for counseling to be effective and meaningful. I will help you feel comfortable by providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere. In this way, we will work together to help you make the necessary changes to successfully solve problems, strengthen relationships and improve your quality of life.
(607) 545-4606 View (607) 545-4606
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Juli Irene Jousan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes it really makes sense to have a confidential setting to talk about overwhelming feelings or difficult circumstances. I have many years of experience helping people find their strengths in challenging situations. I use techniques that help people reduce depression and anxiety and increase feelings of well-being. I enjoy helping my clients develop skills that they can use independently. Currently, my caseload is full, and I am not taking new clients.
Sometimes it really makes sense to have a confidential setting to talk about overwhelming feelings or difficult circumstances. I have many years of experience helping people find their strengths in challenging situations. I use techniques that help people reduce depression and anxiety and increase feelings of well-being. I enjoy helping my clients develop skills that they can use independently. Currently, my caseload is full, and I am not taking new clients.
(607) 564-8756 View (607) 564-8756
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Esther Ivy Herkowitz
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MFLC
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Our thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, relationships and experiences shape us emotionally, physically and energetically. By gently and compassionately exploring these, both healthy and undermining, new choices become possible. I offer principles from Behavioral Cognitive Therapy including guided meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, cognitive restructuring, progressive relaxation, and mindfulness. When reinforced with practice, these techniques help to increase wellness and reduce suffering and anxiety. You don't need to know the problem or the solution to begin. You only need to want something to change.
Our thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, relationships and experiences shape us emotionally, physically and energetically. By gently and compassionately exploring these, both healthy and undermining, new choices become possible. I offer principles from Behavioral Cognitive Therapy including guided meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, cognitive restructuring, progressive relaxation, and mindfulness. When reinforced with practice, these techniques help to increase wellness and reduce suffering and anxiety. You don't need to know the problem or the solution to begin. You only need to want something to change.
(607) 216-9165 View (607) 216-9165
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Heather Sanford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053
*I am not able to accept new clients at this time for individual treatment. However, I am accepting people for group therapy. * I enjoy building relationships that facilitate the healing process - moving from just coping everyday to overcoming barriers in relationships, work, school and overall well-being through connection. I have experience working with adults and adolescents with persistent anxiety, depression and difficulty in attachment, often this is due to trauma. Additionally, I enjoy working with adolescents and their families to create relationships that work for all family members.
*I am not able to accept new clients at this time for individual treatment. However, I am accepting people for group therapy. * I enjoy building relationships that facilitate the healing process - moving from just coping everyday to overcoming barriers in relationships, work, school and overall well-being through connection. I have experience working with adults and adolescents with persistent anxiety, depression and difficulty in attachment, often this is due to trauma. Additionally, I enjoy working with adolescents and their families to create relationships that work for all family members.
(607) 391-2540 View (607) 391-2540
Photo of Erin Durkin, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Erin Durkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dryden, NY 13053
Not accepting new clients
As of 5/10/2024 I am not able to accept new clients. Please check back as I do work to actively update my availability & Thank you for checking out my page! I have over 20 years experience helping clients from diverse backgrounds with a variety of issues. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, aging, death & dying, caregiving, grief, loss, adolescents and families. If you are looking for support related to the stressors of life transitions, depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges, please call me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit!
As of 5/10/2024 I am not able to accept new clients. Please check back as I do work to actively update my availability & Thank you for checking out my page! I have over 20 years experience helping clients from diverse backgrounds with a variety of issues. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, aging, death & dying, caregiving, grief, loss, adolescents and families. If you are looking for support related to the stressors of life transitions, depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges, please call me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit!
(607) 388-4904 View (607) 388-4904
Photo of Andrea Arden Gerding, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Andrea Arden Gerding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053
If you are seeking to alleviate distressing symptoms, resolve a problem, identify and/or reach new goal(s), engage in self exploration, and/or strive for personal growth, therapy can be the safe and encouraging environment supporting you in your process. I am a seasoned psychotherapist ready to help.
If you are seeking to alleviate distressing symptoms, resolve a problem, identify and/or reach new goal(s), engage in self exploration, and/or strive for personal growth, therapy can be the safe and encouraging environment supporting you in your process. I am a seasoned psychotherapist ready to help.
(607) 275-5056 View (607) 275-5056
Photo of Angela Contento, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Angela Contento
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dryden, NY 13053  (Online Only)
I'm here to support clients who are looking to strengthen their mental health, relationships, and adaptability. Every day we face challenges and stress; whether it is neurobiologically based, interpersonal, a trauma response, or the result of systemic stressors of an unjust society. While I use a variety of approaches and techniques based on client needs, my foundation is person centered. You deserve a safe, nonjudgmental space to break down or build back up. I believe my clients have all the answers within them and are capable of great things. My role is to use my education, training, and empathy to help you reach your goals.
I'm here to support clients who are looking to strengthen their mental health, relationships, and adaptability. Every day we face challenges and stress; whether it is neurobiologically based, interpersonal, a trauma response, or the result of systemic stressors of an unjust society. While I use a variety of approaches and techniques based on client needs, my foundation is person centered. You deserve a safe, nonjudgmental space to break down or build back up. I believe my clients have all the answers within them and are capable of great things. My role is to use my education, training, and empathy to help you reach your goals.
(607) 600-9502 View (607) 600-9502

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Photo of Betty J Gloss, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Betty J Gloss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cortland, NY 13045
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck, confused, overwhelmed, or discouraged? These feelings can prevent you from moving on and accomplishing your goals. Events from your past and present can affect your ability to cope and to concentrate on the present and future that you want for yourself. Talking to a trusted, objective therapist can help you sort this out and learn skills to cope and move on to the life you want. Many people are relieved to learn what their symptoms mean and to understand that there is hope. I can offer support, guidance, and information on coping skills to help you move on.
Are you feeling stuck, confused, overwhelmed, or discouraged? These feelings can prevent you from moving on and accomplishing your goals. Events from your past and present can affect your ability to cope and to concentrate on the present and future that you want for yourself. Talking to a trusted, objective therapist can help you sort this out and learn skills to cope and move on to the life you want. Many people are relieved to learn what their symptoms mean and to understand that there is hope. I can offer support, guidance, and information on coping skills to help you move on.
(607) 275-5174 View (607) 275-5174
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Whole Wellness Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Have you ever felt so desperate to talk that you started to overshare with colleagues and strangers, or adopted a pet? How many times have you written that pros and cons list only to be still unsure of your next move? Are you carrying so much stress that everyone around you is walking on eggshells? Whole Wellness Counseling offers a listening ear and evidence-based strategies to improve your sense of well-being. Whole Wellness offers psychological and behavioral health assessments for young children, teens, and adults in Ithaca, Binghamton, Orchard Park, and Saratoga Springs, as well as via telehealth all across New York State.
Have you ever felt so desperate to talk that you started to overshare with colleagues and strangers, or adopted a pet? How many times have you written that pros and cons list only to be still unsure of your next move? Are you carrying so much stress that everyone around you is walking on eggshells? Whole Wellness Counseling offers a listening ear and evidence-based strategies to improve your sense of well-being. Whole Wellness offers psychological and behavioral health assessments for young children, teens, and adults in Ithaca, Binghamton, Orchard Park, and Saratoga Springs, as well as via telehealth all across New York State.
(607) 695-5821 View (607) 695-5821
Photo of Rebecca Creamer, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rebecca Creamer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
My pronouns are she/her/hers. I live in New York State and am licensed to provide therapy in both California and New York. I am proudly public school educated, and obtained my Masters Degree from San Francisco State University in 2011. My job history includes work in substance abuse treatment settings as well as at a large state university and a small liberal arts college. With over a decade of experience working with adults in therapy, I combine the skills and knowledge I have gained as a therapist with a genuine interest and curiosity in getting to know you as a person, and tailoring our work to your specific wants and needs.
My pronouns are she/her/hers. I live in New York State and am licensed to provide therapy in both California and New York. I am proudly public school educated, and obtained my Masters Degree from San Francisco State University in 2011. My job history includes work in substance abuse treatment settings as well as at a large state university and a small liberal arts college. With over a decade of experience working with adults in therapy, I combine the skills and knowledge I have gained as a therapist with a genuine interest and curiosity in getting to know you as a person, and tailoring our work to your specific wants and needs.
(607) 298-8094 View (607) 298-8094
Photo of Alison Beach, MA, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alison Beach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
I am currently not accepting new clients. If you would like to discuss waitlist opportunities for winter/spring 2024, please contact me. For continuity of services during academic breaks, I am also licensed to practice in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in addition to New York State.
I am currently not accepting new clients. If you would like to discuss waitlist opportunities for winter/spring 2024, please contact me. For continuity of services during academic breaks, I am also licensed to practice in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in addition to New York State.
(607) 882-6106 View (607) 882-6106
Photo of Jennifer Eastman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jennifer Eastman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cortland, NY 13045
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! As we all know, life's emotional challenges can interfere with our ability to maintain a productive and fulfilling life. In my more than 25 years working as a licensed mental health professional in both inpatient and outpatient settings, I have worked with adolescents and adults struggling with many different issues including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, overwhelming stress and managing the struggles that can come with the myriad of changes that are inevitable throughout our lives (college stress, job pressures, grief and loss, etc.).
Welcome! As we all know, life's emotional challenges can interfere with our ability to maintain a productive and fulfilling life. In my more than 25 years working as a licensed mental health professional in both inpatient and outpatient settings, I have worked with adolescents and adults struggling with many different issues including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, overwhelming stress and managing the struggles that can come with the myriad of changes that are inevitable throughout our lives (college stress, job pressures, grief and loss, etc.).
(607) 544-6951 View (607) 544-6951
Photo of Deborah K Lewis, LCSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deborah K Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Cortland, NY 13045
My job is to facilitate the process of change with individuals and families. I am experienced in helping people with problems in personal relationships and at work. Many of my clients are feeling stuck or unsure about something of importance. They may be struggling with parenting, addiction, or feelings of anxiety, irritability, and deep sadness. Often, the people I work with are associated with colleges and universities. My 20+ years of experience in higher education is a resource in my work as a therapist.
My job is to facilitate the process of change with individuals and families. I am experienced in helping people with problems in personal relationships and at work. Many of my clients are feeling stuck or unsure about something of importance. They may be struggling with parenting, addiction, or feelings of anxiety, irritability, and deep sadness. Often, the people I work with are associated with colleges and universities. My 20+ years of experience in higher education is a resource in my work as a therapist.
(607) 228-8344 View (607) 228-8344
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Abbie Shepard Fields
PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
I view mental health challenges as stemming from lived experiences. Family dynamics, traumas, and other events impact our ability to regulate emotions, know and accept ourselves, trust others, and form intimate and gratifying relationships. I believe both the body and mind are central components of therapeutic growth and healing. A main focus in my work has been the body-mind relationship in recovery from sexual violence, and I have also worked extensively with university students challenged by multicultural and diversity issues, and associated feelings of anxiety and depression.
I view mental health challenges as stemming from lived experiences. Family dynamics, traumas, and other events impact our ability to regulate emotions, know and accept ourselves, trust others, and form intimate and gratifying relationships. I believe both the body and mind are central components of therapeutic growth and healing. A main focus in my work has been the body-mind relationship in recovery from sexual violence, and I have also worked extensively with university students challenged by multicultural and diversity issues, and associated feelings of anxiety and depression.
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Becky Bordlemay Schafer
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortland, NY 13045
10-20-23 Currently accepting new clients. As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of experience, I value the connection and collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. I provide straightforward, non-judgemental support and gently challenge you to explore, grow, and transform. As a team, we will work together to explore your stresses and life's challenges and develop strategies to help you lead a full and successful life.
10-20-23 Currently accepting new clients. As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of experience, I value the connection and collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. I provide straightforward, non-judgemental support and gently challenge you to explore, grow, and transform. As a team, we will work together to explore your stresses and life's challenges and develop strategies to help you lead a full and successful life.
(607) 436-7058 View (607) 436-7058
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Diana Tillotson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C , CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cortland, NY 13045  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a transformational process of self-discovery facilitated by deeper levels of awareness and change. I believe we have an inherent ability to heal ourselves, and my primary focus is to honor and trust your experience. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life stressors can interfere with living a fulfilling life, causing problems in your life and relationships, and leaving you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, lost or numb. I believe that therapy should meet the individual where they are within their unique set of circumstances.
Therapy can be a transformational process of self-discovery facilitated by deeper levels of awareness and change. I believe we have an inherent ability to heal ourselves, and my primary focus is to honor and trust your experience. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life stressors can interfere with living a fulfilling life, causing problems in your life and relationships, and leaving you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, lost or numb. I believe that therapy should meet the individual where they are within their unique set of circumstances.
(607) 564-4158 View (607) 564-4158
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Serenity Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortland, NY 13045
Life can be tricky sometimes leaving us feeling stuck, alone, and confused. Taking the first step toward change can seem overwhelming and scary. I appreciate the strength it takes to even consider the possibility of making a change. I provide counseling support to individuals with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges. As a therapist, I offer a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment with an individualized approach to each client to promote personal growth. I encourage recognition and development of inner strengths and self-compassion to facilitate the process of change as well as resolve challenging issues.
Life can be tricky sometimes leaving us feeling stuck, alone, and confused. Taking the first step toward change can seem overwhelming and scary. I appreciate the strength it takes to even consider the possibility of making a change. I provide counseling support to individuals with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges. As a therapist, I offer a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment with an individualized approach to each client to promote personal growth. I encourage recognition and development of inner strengths and self-compassion to facilitate the process of change as well as resolve challenging issues.
(607) 208-9007 View (607) 208-9007
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B Beth Cohen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortland, NY 13045
Not accepting new clients
Whether you're really hurting or simply seeking personal growth, I'm happy to help. How I practice is mainly cognitive-behavioral, but I also draw from nonviolent communication, feminist therapy, and anti-racist multicultural counseling. I work with people who have a fairly broad range of concerns (see list to the right). I work with adults and older teens; individuals, couples, and groups. I especially enjoy helping clients with a stigmatized identity overcome both internalized and external oppression. I welcome transgender and other queer folk; Muslims, immigrants, and racial and ethnic "minority" members; and activists for social and environmental justice.
Whether you're really hurting or simply seeking personal growth, I'm happy to help. How I practice is mainly cognitive-behavioral, but I also draw from nonviolent communication, feminist therapy, and anti-racist multicultural counseling. I work with people who have a fairly broad range of concerns (see list to the right). I work with adults and older teens; individuals, couples, and groups. I especially enjoy helping clients with a stigmatized identity overcome both internalized and external oppression. I welcome transgender and other queer folk; Muslims, immigrants, and racial and ethnic "minority" members; and activists for social and environmental justice.
(607) 953-5991 View (607) 953-5991

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Number of Therapists in Dryden, NY

< 10

Therapists in Dryden, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Parenting

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
43% Other
43% Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

How Therapists in Dryden, NY see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dryden?

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.