Therapists in Fresh Meadows, NY

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Joan Stenzler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, SEP
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366  (Online Only)
Thank you for coming to my profile! I’m a holistic psychotherapist, communication specialist and women’s empowerment coach. I’ve had many years of experience and have been very successful at helping people feel better, communicate effectively, heal their relationships AND create richer, more satisfying lives! The work I do runs the gamut from therapeutic inner child work to heal early trauma to cognitive behavioral therapy to help alleviate fear and anxiety to empowerment coaching that elevates the individual’s emotional resilience, mental acuity and commitment to profound personal growth and transformation!
Thank you for coming to my profile! I’m a holistic psychotherapist, communication specialist and women’s empowerment coach. I’ve had many years of experience and have been very successful at helping people feel better, communicate effectively, heal their relationships AND create richer, more satisfying lives! The work I do runs the gamut from therapeutic inner child work to heal early trauma to cognitive behavioral therapy to help alleviate fear and anxiety to empowerment coaching that elevates the individual’s emotional resilience, mental acuity and commitment to profound personal growth and transformation!
(718) 569-8204 View (718) 569-8204
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Ann D. Gracer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I work best with those struggling w/challenging issues like borderline personality disorder, depression/bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia/psychotic disorders. I also work well w/everyday issues like Panic and Anxiety. I'm active and involved. I'm not one of those therapists who just sits there. I love working in Queens because it is the most ethnically diverse county in the nation. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, all religions, nationalities, and cultures. I welcome working with Orthodox Jews and other religiously committed individuals.
I work best with those struggling w/challenging issues like borderline personality disorder, depression/bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia/psychotic disorders. I also work well w/everyday issues like Panic and Anxiety. I'm active and involved. I'm not one of those therapists who just sits there. I love working in Queens because it is the most ethnically diverse county in the nation. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, all religions, nationalities, and cultures. I welcome working with Orthodox Jews and other religiously committed individuals.
(718) 354-8786 View (718) 354-8786
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Janice Galizia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
With the right tools and a supportive environment, you can clearly define and achieve your goals. This is the approach I take in our therapeutic relationship: helping you identify and build upon your areas of strength to create meaningful and lasting changes in your life. I approach therapy as a collaborative, empowering process. Through our work, we will address your needs and goals and find techniques to help relieve your symptoms as quickly and effectively as possible.
With the right tools and a supportive environment, you can clearly define and achieve your goals. This is the approach I take in our therapeutic relationship: helping you identify and build upon your areas of strength to create meaningful and lasting changes in your life. I approach therapy as a collaborative, empowering process. Through our work, we will address your needs and goals and find techniques to help relieve your symptoms as quickly and effectively as possible.
(516) 537-9604 View (516) 537-9604
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Rebecca Stern Lamm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
My ideal client is in her (or his) early 30's till mid 70's. She comes to me because of a recent loss (be it of a loved one, or a relationship, or a job) or because she is struggling with sandwich generations issues or with a difficult child or or with an ill family member. These clients want an empathic and caring listener who has life experience as well as professional training. The client would like to come thru the therapy experience stronger and more resilient with tools for handling the anxiety or depression that her situation evokes.
My ideal client is in her (or his) early 30's till mid 70's. She comes to me because of a recent loss (be it of a loved one, or a relationship, or a job) or because she is struggling with sandwich generations issues or with a difficult child or or with an ill family member. These clients want an empathic and caring listener who has life experience as well as professional training. The client would like to come thru the therapy experience stronger and more resilient with tools for handling the anxiety or depression that her situation evokes.
(929) 242-6918 View (929) 242-6918
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Dr. Jacqueline Mulone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Queens for 18 years. I am also a professor at Queens College where I teach clinical psychology. I see individuals from varying professions including teachers, administrators, CEO's, doctors and parents. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, parenting difficulties, ADHD, self-esteem/confidence difficulties and Illness Anxiety Disorder. I am very happy to speak with you to see if my services provide what you are looking for.
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Queens for 18 years. I am also a professor at Queens College where I teach clinical psychology. I see individuals from varying professions including teachers, administrators, CEO's, doctors and parents. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, parenting difficulties, ADHD, self-esteem/confidence difficulties and Illness Anxiety Disorder. I am very happy to speak with you to see if my services provide what you are looking for.
(917) 563-4546 View (917) 563-4546
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Sanford A Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
I help couples to became more aware of each other, and what each needs from the other. I help the couple to focus in better on what each other is feeling and saying, and to put aside one's own thoughts. This results in better understanding, greater closeness, less anger, and less selfishness. I help individuals gain confidence and pursue and attain their life's goals.
I help couples to became more aware of each other, and what each needs from the other. I help the couple to focus in better on what each other is feeling and saying, and to put aside one's own thoughts. This results in better understanding, greater closeness, less anger, and less selfishness. I help individuals gain confidence and pursue and attain their life's goals.
(718) 838-9690 View (718) 838-9690
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Annie Jan
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366  (Online Only)
I aim to provide an inclusive, affirming, and empowering space for therapy, emphasizing interactive, collaborative, and client-centered sessions. With a foundation in cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories, I tailor my approach to your unique needs and goals. My expertise lies in working with adults from diverse backgrounds facing anxiety, navigating major life transitions, workplace or academic stress or family/relationship issues. I'm particularly passionate about supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and goals.
I aim to provide an inclusive, affirming, and empowering space for therapy, emphasizing interactive, collaborative, and client-centered sessions. With a foundation in cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories, I tailor my approach to your unique needs and goals. My expertise lies in working with adults from diverse backgrounds facing anxiety, navigating major life transitions, workplace or academic stress or family/relationship issues. I'm particularly passionate about supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and goals.
(516) 788-8229 View (516) 788-8229
Linda Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R, BCD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Life transitions can be difficult on many levels. The issues that emerge in life that bring on the struggle of depression and anxiety. The loss of a loved one, the loss of employment can produce undue stress in life. Making coping appropriately difficult. These stressors often present itself as a block. Now causing you to feel blocked or stuck. With over 15 years experience,we can can identify what is is important and meaningful to you. Then we can proceed towards change.
Life transitions can be difficult on many levels. The issues that emerge in life that bring on the struggle of depression and anxiety. The loss of a loved one, the loss of employment can produce undue stress in life. Making coping appropriately difficult. These stressors often present itself as a block. Now causing you to feel blocked or stuck. With over 15 years experience,we can can identify what is is important and meaningful to you. Then we can proceed towards change.
(917) 791-4047 View (917) 791-4047
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Andrew D Diakiwski
Counselor, MA, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
My name is Andrew Diakiwski. I was born and raised in Queens. I received my post graduate degree from Columbia University. I have been working in the mental health field for the past fourteen plus years. My skills allow me to work with a variety of populations including adolescents, adults, and seniors. I provide individual, couples and family therapy. Additionally I can provide psychological testing and or psychiatric assessments. I believe that therapy is an art form and toward that end I have been trained in such diverse theoretical models as Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My name is Andrew Diakiwski. I was born and raised in Queens. I received my post graduate degree from Columbia University. I have been working in the mental health field for the past fourteen plus years. My skills allow me to work with a variety of populations including adolescents, adults, and seniors. I provide individual, couples and family therapy. Additionally I can provide psychological testing and or psychiatric assessments. I believe that therapy is an art form and toward that end I have been trained in such diverse theoretical models as Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(917) 725-5051 View (917) 725-5051
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Vibrant Women Wellness Counseling, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366  (Online Only)
As a woman tending to multiple roles and responsibilities, it can be easy to lose sight of caring for your own needs. You may feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities, feel anxious, depressed, and even experience physical and spiritual burnout related to issues you are struggling with. You may also be experiencing difficulty maintaining relationships with others including those closest to you- partners, children, and or other family members. Your reality can be hard to deal with because it is very different than the life you envisioned for yourself. Though is difficult to have hope amidst your situation, all hope is not lost.
As a woman tending to multiple roles and responsibilities, it can be easy to lose sight of caring for your own needs. You may feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities, feel anxious, depressed, and even experience physical and spiritual burnout related to issues you are struggling with. You may also be experiencing difficulty maintaining relationships with others including those closest to you- partners, children, and or other family members. Your reality can be hard to deal with because it is very different than the life you envisioned for yourself. Though is difficult to have hope amidst your situation, all hope is not lost.
(718) 957-1283 View (718) 957-1283
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Thrive Mental Health Holistic Wellness Counseling
Counselor
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
Thrive is a multicultural practice with clients from all ethnicities and sexual orientations. Our clients come to us for culturally relevant & generationally inclusive individual counseling to positively adjust to changes in their lives, better navigate anxiety, cope with depression, heal from grief, explore their identities, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and to unpack trauma/racial trauma so that they can live optimally happy lives. Our clients seek to heal from their pasts by learning healthy ways to change the connectivity of their thoughts, emotions & behaviors and to develop positive coping skills.
Thrive is a multicultural practice with clients from all ethnicities and sexual orientations. Our clients come to us for culturally relevant & generationally inclusive individual counseling to positively adjust to changes in their lives, better navigate anxiety, cope with depression, heal from grief, explore their identities, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and to unpack trauma/racial trauma so that they can live optimally happy lives. Our clients seek to heal from their pasts by learning healthy ways to change the connectivity of their thoughts, emotions & behaviors and to develop positive coping skills.
(646) 681-7170 View (646) 681-7170
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Alexander David Olenick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is a collaborative individualized experience while being a richly customized service catering to your personal needs. As a therapist my responsibility lies in assisting you as best as possible by meeting you where you currently are, feeling into your world with you supporting the direction you'll be steering your life towards. I provide therapy richly informed by Humanistic therapies and Depth psychology and other clinically proven interventions. I'll be your active companion fully involved by giving you the counsel you need in a safe, nurturing, supportive space.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative individualized experience while being a richly customized service catering to your personal needs. As a therapist my responsibility lies in assisting you as best as possible by meeting you where you currently are, feeling into your world with you supporting the direction you'll be steering your life towards. I provide therapy richly informed by Humanistic therapies and Depth psychology and other clinically proven interventions. I'll be your active companion fully involved by giving you the counsel you need in a safe, nurturing, supportive space.
(718) 550-2486 View (718) 550-2486
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Sandra Remy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
My name is Sandra Remy and I consider myself a professional helper. It is in my nature to help others and what allows me to do this is my ability to empathize with others. For the past fifteen years, I have been very humbled to serve countless children, adolescents, adults, and families as a licensed social worker (LMSW). You might be overwhelmed by the various stressors in your life. These stressors might be related to your career/work life, relationships, body image/weight, parenting, unresolved childhood experiences, major life transition(s), etc.
My name is Sandra Remy and I consider myself a professional helper. It is in my nature to help others and what allows me to do this is my ability to empathize with others. For the past fifteen years, I have been very humbled to serve countless children, adolescents, adults, and families as a licensed social worker (LMSW). You might be overwhelmed by the various stressors in your life. These stressors might be related to your career/work life, relationships, body image/weight, parenting, unresolved childhood experiences, major life transition(s), etc.
(718) 550-2232 View (718) 550-2232
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Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology llc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
If you are feeling uncomfortable in an aspect of your life, I deliver psychological services for individuals affected by depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness and other conditions.
If you are feeling uncomfortable in an aspect of your life, I deliver psychological services for individuals affected by depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness and other conditions.
(347) 796-4554 View (347) 796-4554
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Sheva Keleman-Meyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
In my perspective, therapy offers a meaningful opportunity for self-discovery and healing. As a therapist, my focus is on creating a supportive space where you can address life's challenges. I believe in forming a close partnership with you, valuing your uniqueness, and tailoring therapy to fit your individual journey. With extensive experience in assisting young adults and women, I specialize in addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression, employing therapeutic methods like IFS, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT.
In my perspective, therapy offers a meaningful opportunity for self-discovery and healing. As a therapist, my focus is on creating a supportive space where you can address life's challenges. I believe in forming a close partnership with you, valuing your uniqueness, and tailoring therapy to fit your individual journey. With extensive experience in assisting young adults and women, I specialize in addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression, employing therapeutic methods like IFS, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT.
(718) 577-2922 View (718) 577-2922
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Rachel Babikian
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, HC
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals feel better and get the life they want by using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This approach is a practical, solution-focused therapy that explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. It helps identify and change negative thinking patterns contributing to emotional distress or difficulties. By teaching specific skills and techniques, CBT empowers individuals to manage challenges more effectively. It aims to break overwhelming problems into smaller parts, fostering a better understanding of oneself and developing strategies to cope better with life's ups and downs.
I specialize in helping individuals feel better and get the life they want by using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This approach is a practical, solution-focused therapy that explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. It helps identify and change negative thinking patterns contributing to emotional distress or difficulties. By teaching specific skills and techniques, CBT empowers individuals to manage challenges more effectively. It aims to break overwhelming problems into smaller parts, fostering a better understanding of oneself and developing strategies to cope better with life's ups and downs.
(718) 550-0367 View (718) 550-0367
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Anna Kalliagas, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a supportive approach to create a comfortable environment in which you can achieve your goals. I have experience treating trauma, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, parenting issues, and behavioral issues. I offer evidence based psychotherapy, which has been proven to be effective by the best available research.
I have over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a supportive approach to create a comfortable environment in which you can achieve your goals. I have experience treating trauma, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, parenting issues, and behavioral issues. I offer evidence based psychotherapy, which has been proven to be effective by the best available research.
(917) 652-6859 View (917) 652-6859
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Jonathan Kent
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Balance is fundemental to a life well-lived. I believe that we all strive for harmony within ourselves, our world, and our expectations for our future. We strive for self-fulfillment within these areas but at times, reaching them can beceome overwelming. Deciding to begin therapy is an important and extremely personal choice. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in scientifically validated psychological treatments including cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I work with adults, children, couples, to help them in their pursuit of a life well-lived.
Balance is fundemental to a life well-lived. I believe that we all strive for harmony within ourselves, our world, and our expectations for our future. We strive for self-fulfillment within these areas but at times, reaching them can beceome overwelming. Deciding to begin therapy is an important and extremely personal choice. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in scientifically validated psychological treatments including cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I work with adults, children, couples, to help them in their pursuit of a life well-lived.
(516) 916-5603 View (516) 916-5603
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Lara J Bolsom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, EMDR
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Stress, depression, and anxiety can take its toll and cause a person to feel that they are not living up to their potential. My job as a licensed psychotherapist is to be the facilitator for your change, to help you harness your strengths, and provide you with the tools to lead you to success. Working together, you will learn how to become stronger, healthier, more positive and how to make informed decisions.
Stress, depression, and anxiety can take its toll and cause a person to feel that they are not living up to their potential. My job as a licensed psychotherapist is to be the facilitator for your change, to help you harness your strengths, and provide you with the tools to lead you to success. Working together, you will learn how to become stronger, healthier, more positive and how to make informed decisions.
(347) 921-4019 View (347) 921-4019
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Phillips Mental Health Counseling PC
Counselor, PsyD, MS, LCMHC, CRPO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
I am a LCMHC in New York and a Canadian registered psychotherapist of Ontario. My job is to interpret and apply current theory and empirically validated treatments in an ethical manner with the goal of relieving your distress. I believe when working with clients, that it is important to attend to the affect, cognition, and behavior of the individual to identify any characteristics of psychopathology. The goal of therapy is to help you express, alter, and understand what is causing your distress. Many considerations are weighed to formulate your treatment plan based on your clinical needs.
I am a LCMHC in New York and a Canadian registered psychotherapist of Ontario. My job is to interpret and apply current theory and empirically validated treatments in an ethical manner with the goal of relieving your distress. I believe when working with clients, that it is important to attend to the affect, cognition, and behavior of the individual to identify any characteristics of psychopathology. The goal of therapy is to help you express, alter, and understand what is causing your distress. Many considerations are weighed to formulate your treatment plan based on your clinical needs.
(917) 725-6732 View (917) 725-6732

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Number of Therapists in Fresh Meadows, NY

30+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Fresh Meadows, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
74% Stress
66% Coping Skills
60% Grief

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fresh Meadows, NY see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fresh Meadows?

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.