Therapists in Gardiner, NY

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Michelle Rhodes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ATR-BC, NCPsyA
Verified
Gardiner, NY 12525
Waitlist for new clients
The focus of my work is to help my patients access strengths within themselves to meet their full potential, to live joyful and meaningful lives, to be strong in the face of trying circumstances, to make a positive contribution to the world, and to give and receive love. I use expressive modalities, such as the use of miniatures in both wet and dry sand, clay art therapy, art therapy with a variety of other materials, inter-modal expressive therapy integrating movement, art, writing, and using the voice, and play therapy for children.
The focus of my work is to help my patients access strengths within themselves to meet their full potential, to live joyful and meaningful lives, to be strong in the face of trying circumstances, to make a positive contribution to the world, and to give and receive love. I use expressive modalities, such as the use of miniatures in both wet and dry sand, clay art therapy, art therapy with a variety of other materials, inter-modal expressive therapy integrating movement, art, writing, and using the voice, and play therapy for children.
(845) 481-2004 View (845) 481-2004
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Wendy F Blair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardiner, NY 12525
Not accepting new clients
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Stress Management Coach with over 30 years of experience helping clients with the stress of life transitions. Whether it's career/job change, relationship break-up, grief and loss or chronic pain, I work together with individuals to identify points of overwhelm, and learn self-help skills that they can utilize in their day-to-day lives outside of session to reduce emotional suffering and regain increased quality of life. My intention is to work collaboratively with each individual, creating a sense of safety and empowerment.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Stress Management Coach with over 30 years of experience helping clients with the stress of life transitions. Whether it's career/job change, relationship break-up, grief and loss or chronic pain, I work together with individuals to identify points of overwhelm, and learn self-help skills that they can utilize in their day-to-day lives outside of session to reduce emotional suffering and regain increased quality of life. My intention is to work collaboratively with each individual, creating a sense of safety and empowerment.
(845) 406-9646 View (845) 406-9646
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Meryl Kalus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gardiner, NY 12525  (Online Only)
Since graduating in 1986 as a certified psychoanalyst at the Karen Horney Analytic Center in NYC, I have been treating families, couples and individuals with a wide range of disorders. I utilize my analytic skills to help people with more practical day to day problems such as effective parenting, improving communications in couple relationships, decreasing anxiety and depression in men and women, helping parents work successfully with their special need children, and supporting caregivers who deal with aging parents suffering from dementia.
Since graduating in 1986 as a certified psychoanalyst at the Karen Horney Analytic Center in NYC, I have been treating families, couples and individuals with a wide range of disorders. I utilize my analytic skills to help people with more practical day to day problems such as effective parenting, improving communications in couple relationships, decreasing anxiety and depression in men and women, helping parents work successfully with their special need children, and supporting caregivers who deal with aging parents suffering from dementia.
(845) 630-0959 View (845) 630-0959
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Brenda Cemelli
Counselor, LMHC , CASAC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardiner, NY 12525
How can I have more free attention and less restriction in my thinking? What ways do I want to grow and develop creatively? What are the words I would like to say but have not given myself permission to speak? Coming to Therapy is an opening for Change. Together we can explore and review coping strategies based in CBT and DBT Skills. We can use Mindfulness to be more present and Grounding to be centered in ourselves. Through Motivational Interviewing we can view Change as a possibility from a multi-dimensional lens. Licensed in New York LMHC and Virginia LPC. I am meeting with group clients in person and seeing individuals online
How can I have more free attention and less restriction in my thinking? What ways do I want to grow and develop creatively? What are the words I would like to say but have not given myself permission to speak? Coming to Therapy is an opening for Change. Together we can explore and review coping strategies based in CBT and DBT Skills. We can use Mindfulness to be more present and Grounding to be centered in ourselves. Through Motivational Interviewing we can view Change as a possibility from a multi-dimensional lens. Licensed in New York LMHC and Virginia LPC. I am meeting with group clients in person and seeing individuals online
(845) 237-3884 View (845) 237-3884
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Heather L. Barton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gardiner, NY 12525  (Online Only)
Are you arguing in your intimate relationship far too often and too much? Has parenting become a battle grounds of wills, layered with guilt and tears? Are you ready for relief? I am an LCSW, Reiki Master and Teacher and I offer Relationship Coaching and Parenting Support with a compassionate and empathetic approach that encourages clients to embrace all aspects of being human. Each person in the home is impacting one another, and each relationship is impacting the whole family, so my approach holistically looks at the dynamic of all these relationships.
Are you arguing in your intimate relationship far too often and too much? Has parenting become a battle grounds of wills, layered with guilt and tears? Are you ready for relief? I am an LCSW, Reiki Master and Teacher and I offer Relationship Coaching and Parenting Support with a compassionate and empathetic approach that encourages clients to embrace all aspects of being human. Each person in the home is impacting one another, and each relationship is impacting the whole family, so my approach holistically looks at the dynamic of all these relationships.
(845) 209-2453 View (845) 209-2453
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Jennifer C Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Gardiner, NY 12525
I work with school-aged children, teens, adults, and elders who are motivated to work on issues of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and adjustment challenges. I work with several different modalities and we will decide together what fits best within your treatment. My goal for you is to feel safe while exploring and healing from your presenting issue/life situation.
I work with school-aged children, teens, adults, and elders who are motivated to work on issues of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and adjustment challenges. I work with several different modalities and we will decide together what fits best within your treatment. My goal for you is to feel safe while exploring and healing from your presenting issue/life situation.
(845) 712-4188 View (845) 712-4188

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Jeff D Greenberg
Intern
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Accepting new clients! Therapy has the power to change how you experience your life. If you're struggling with stress, self-esteem, anxiety, or depression, I want to help you connect with your inner wisdom so that you can live more fully and meaningfully. I aim to create a relaxed, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where you can be just as you are. It's likely you have designed your life around not experiencing certain emotions or looking at difficult experiences: our work together will help you turn towards and reprocess those difficulties - and find greater possibility on the other side.
Accepting new clients! Therapy has the power to change how you experience your life. If you're struggling with stress, self-esteem, anxiety, or depression, I want to help you connect with your inner wisdom so that you can live more fully and meaningfully. I aim to create a relaxed, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where you can be just as you are. It's likely you have designed your life around not experiencing certain emotions or looking at difficult experiences: our work together will help you turn towards and reprocess those difficulties - and find greater possibility on the other side.
(914) 430-0395 View (914) 430-0395
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Devon Brady
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
You know, it's not easy getting on here and looking at these different profiles and making the call to a therapist. I appreciate your effort and taking the time to look at my profile today. I meet with people who have all kinds of different challenges in their lives and are experiencing transition whether kids, teens, families, or adults. You want different things, but up on the list for what I support with includes: having a sense of wholeness, authenticity, and autonomy in your life, relief from some kind of loss or pain in your heart or mind, or having a happy family, You deserve these things and I want to help you get there.
You know, it's not easy getting on here and looking at these different profiles and making the call to a therapist. I appreciate your effort and taking the time to look at my profile today. I meet with people who have all kinds of different challenges in their lives and are experiencing transition whether kids, teens, families, or adults. You want different things, but up on the list for what I support with includes: having a sense of wholeness, authenticity, and autonomy in your life, relief from some kind of loss or pain in your heart or mind, or having a happy family, You deserve these things and I want to help you get there.
(845) 412-9003 View (845) 412-9003
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Laurie Greenberg-Cardillo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Laurie Greenberg-Cardillo is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. Dr. Greenberg-Cardillo has over 30 years experience working in hospitals and private practice in New York City. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology for Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She went on to earn a certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from New York University. Dr. Greenberg-Cardillo is the former Director of the HIV Mental Health Program at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She is also a Certified Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy therapist.
Laurie Greenberg-Cardillo is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. Dr. Greenberg-Cardillo has over 30 years experience working in hospitals and private practice in New York City. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology for Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She went on to earn a certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from New York University. Dr. Greenberg-Cardillo is the former Director of the HIV Mental Health Program at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She is also a Certified Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy therapist.
(646) 679-7670 View (646) 679-7670
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Andrea Singer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561  (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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Karen Margolin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, M Ed
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561  (Online Only)
Therapy can create a safe and supportive space to rebuild resiliency and a sense of balance during these challenging times and beyond. I listen well and bring experience, honesty, and warmth to my work. Along with what’s going on now, we talk about past events and relationships that are part of your story, exploring how they may be making themselves felt in the present. Doing this thoughtfully together can open doors to better relationships with yourself, other people and the world.
Therapy can create a safe and supportive space to rebuild resiliency and a sense of balance during these challenging times and beyond. I listen well and bring experience, honesty, and warmth to my work. Along with what’s going on now, we talk about past events and relationships that are part of your story, exploring how they may be making themselves felt in the present. Doing this thoughtfully together can open doors to better relationships with yourself, other people and the world.
(646) 798-5708 View (646) 798-5708
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Aleena Hay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, and managing difficult life stressors in adults and older adolescents. I have extensive experience providing empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatments for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. Specifically, I have expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and depression, as well as the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders, and Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) for treating OCD. I also utilize mindfulness-based treatment (e.g., ACT) as part of my therapeutic approach.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, and managing difficult life stressors in adults and older adolescents. I have extensive experience providing empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatments for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. Specifically, I have expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and depression, as well as the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders, and Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) for treating OCD. I also utilize mindfulness-based treatment (e.g., ACT) as part of my therapeutic approach.
(332) 877-9634 View (332) 877-9634
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Grace Bonney
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT
Verified
Accord, NY 12404  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued. I collaborate with families, couples, and individuals to unpack and work through challenges and struggles from a strengths-based perspective. I work with clients to understand the larger cultural systems around all of us and how they impact our relationships and identities. I work from an anti-oppression, anti-diet, neurodiversity- affirming, disability justice, and Covid-conscious lens.
Everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued. I collaborate with families, couples, and individuals to unpack and work through challenges and struggles from a strengths-based perspective. I work with clients to understand the larger cultural systems around all of us and how they impact our relationships and identities. I work from an anti-oppression, anti-diet, neurodiversity- affirming, disability justice, and Covid-conscious lens.
(845) 409-8715 View (845) 409-8715
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Kate M Dvorkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
My practice is only taking place via Zoom. 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.
My practice is only taking place via Zoom. 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
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Dorothy H Winrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MRE, LMFT, LP
Verified
New Paltz, NY 12561
Waitlist for new clients
COUPLES, SINGLES, FAMILY MEMBERS AND PARENTS: You can have more real joy in your life and more caring and understanding in your relationships. I am a highly trained therapist, a Clinical Fellow Member of The AAMFT, who works with relational, emotional and family problems. I use psychodynamic and family systems principles to encourage growth and transformation. I understand human emotions and can offer help to address them. My clients often express gratitude for their work with me which has increased satisfaction in their lives. I practiced in Manhattan for many years and now conduct my practice in Kingston, New York.
COUPLES, SINGLES, FAMILY MEMBERS AND PARENTS: You can have more real joy in your life and more caring and understanding in your relationships. I am a highly trained therapist, a Clinical Fellow Member of The AAMFT, who works with relational, emotional and family problems. I use psychodynamic and family systems principles to encourage growth and transformation. I understand human emotions and can offer help to address them. My clients often express gratitude for their work with me which has increased satisfaction in their lives. I practiced in Manhattan for many years and now conduct my practice in Kingston, New York.
(845) 379-0520 View (845) 379-0520
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Cheranique Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallkill, NY 12589  (Online Only)
Let's face it, life is challenging. It is filled with bumpy roads, unexpected twists and heavy burdens. No matter how much you try to prepare for it, life still manages to throw you unanticipated curveballs such as, illness, relationship changes, tragedy, loss and trauma. These events may cause losing who you are, losing your freedom, feeling alone and overwhelming 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 bumpy roads, unexpected twists and heavy burdens. No matter how much you try to prepare for it, life still manages to throw you unanticipated curveballs such as, illness, relationship changes, tragedy, loss and trauma. These events may cause losing who you are, losing your freedom, feeling alone and overwhelming 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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Victoria Schuster Henshaw
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561  (Online Only)
Maybe you aren't sure where to start or perhaps even what you need, but you know you are looking to explore your being, uncovering that which has impacted you and removing that which no longer serves you. My goal as a therapist is to not only provide you a safe, non-judgmental space to do so, but to accompany you as an empathetic, invested passenger on that journey. I am here to help you increase your self-awareness of your patterns and in turn, utilize that information to act in empathy and kindness for yourself.
Maybe you aren't sure where to start or perhaps even what you need, but you know you are looking to explore your being, uncovering that which has impacted you and removing that which no longer serves you. My goal as a therapist is to not only provide you a safe, non-judgmental space to do so, but to accompany you as an empathetic, invested passenger on that journey. I am here to help you increase your self-awareness of your patterns and in turn, utilize that information to act in empathy and kindness for yourself.
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Linda Jean Beezer
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Newburgh, NY 12550  (Online Only)
My aim is to help you clarify your goals and assist you in working through issues from your past that are impacting your present. I am experienced and passionate about providing counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families who wish to create lasting change but are feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns. I have a warm and open therapeutic style and approach therapy from the belief that everyone longs to be seen and understood. From this perspective, I strive to understand your needs and work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can feel supported, heard, and cared for.
My aim is to help you clarify your goals and assist you in working through issues from your past that are impacting your present. I am experienced and passionate about providing counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families who wish to create lasting change but are feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns. I have a warm and open therapeutic style and approach therapy from the belief that everyone longs to be seen and understood. From this perspective, I strive to understand your needs and work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can feel supported, heard, and cared for.
(845) 382-8245 View (845) 382-8245
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Melanie Beck
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with nearly a decade of experience counseling teens and adults through their emotional health issues. I have specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am comfortable treating individuals with a wide variety of issues using a professional, supportive, person-centered approach.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with nearly a decade of experience counseling teens and adults through their emotional health issues. I have specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am comfortable treating individuals with a wide variety of issues using a professional, supportive, person-centered approach.
(845) 203-8604 View (845) 203-8604
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Mary Jane Pikul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561
It is my passion to help women uncover their true potential and live their best life. I believe we are designed to be happy and we have all that we need within us to create the life we want, regardless of our experiences or circumstances. My focus is to help you understand and uncover core beliefs that are creating challenges in your experiences that have been holding you back from your highest potential. My approach is integrative and I specialize in anxiety and separation, fertility, relationships, self-worth and career issues.
It is my passion to help women uncover their true potential and live their best life. I believe we are designed to be happy and we have all that we need within us to create the life we want, regardless of our experiences or circumstances. My focus is to help you understand and uncover core beliefs that are creating challenges in your experiences that have been holding you back from your highest potential. My approach is integrative and I specialize in anxiety and separation, fertility, relationships, self-worth and career issues.
(845) 622-7795 View (845) 622-7795

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Number of Therapists in Gardiner, NY

< 10

Therapists in Gardiner, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
83% Grief
83% Women's Issues
67% Anxiety
67% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
67% Stress

Average years in practice

27 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Gardiner, NY see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gardiner?

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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.