Therapists in Melville, NY

Photo of Tavajah Hunter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Melville, NY
Tavajah Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melville, NY 11747  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a friendly, non-judgemental, and compassionate counselor to talk it out with? My name is Tavajah Hunter and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor trained in providing effective, evidence-based therapy. I enjoy building relationships with my clients, and I hold a deep belief in the power of collaboration. In our sessions, you can expect a collaborative and supportive environment where your thoughts and emotions are welcomed without judgment. I am here to listen, guide, and work alongside you as we navigate the complexities of your unique experiences.
Are you looking for a friendly, non-judgemental, and compassionate counselor to talk it out with? My name is Tavajah Hunter and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor trained in providing effective, evidence-based therapy. I enjoy building relationships with my clients, and I hold a deep belief in the power of collaboration. In our sessions, you can expect a collaborative and supportive environment where your thoughts and emotions are welcomed without judgment. I am here to listen, guide, and work alongside you as we navigate the complexities of your unique experiences.
(631) 250-4135 View (631) 250-4135
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Justin Dantzler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Have the past few years been mentally challenging for you? Have you been mentally impacted by the pandemic? Justin provides supports and strategies to help you address concerns for more balanced living. At times, we can tend to be harder on ourselves than the external world. We are all people, being. Let’s work together to help achieve your ideal self!
Have the past few years been mentally challenging for you? Have you been mentally impacted by the pandemic? Justin provides supports and strategies to help you address concerns for more balanced living. At times, we can tend to be harder on ourselves than the external world. We are all people, being. Let’s work together to help achieve your ideal self!
(631) 818-2053 View (631) 818-2053
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Scott Silverman
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
I SPECIALIZE IN TEENS&ADULTS - Is your child's behavior causing you to stress out? I have extensive experience treating teens and understand the issues that cause them to bottle up, shut down and become defiant. I WELCOME ADULT PATIENTS-Unhappy? Need to talk? Whether your having marital difficulties, issues with your job or family or issues that you can't seem to solve on your own, there is help available for you. As an experienced therapist/educator I have helped my clients develop a more focused understanding of why they are feeling their feelings and how to heal.
I SPECIALIZE IN TEENS&ADULTS - Is your child's behavior causing you to stress out? I have extensive experience treating teens and understand the issues that cause them to bottle up, shut down and become defiant. I WELCOME ADULT PATIENTS-Unhappy? Need to talk? Whether your having marital difficulties, issues with your job or family or issues that you can't seem to solve on your own, there is help available for you. As an experienced therapist/educator I have helped my clients develop a more focused understanding of why they are feeling their feelings and how to heal.
(516) 252-3355 View (516) 252-3355
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Robin M Kremer-Malamud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CDP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Melville, NY 11747
Sometimes life brings us challenges we aren’t always prepared for. Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with work related issues or life transitions. Are you grieving after the loss of a loved one or struggling with issues related to family discord. I provide support to motivate my clients, help them develop better coping skills and encourage them to reach their highest potential. I use a compassionate and client centered approach and treat each client and family individually. We will work collaboratively to identify your own personal goals, strengths and develop a plan to manage life's challenges.
Sometimes life brings us challenges we aren’t always prepared for. Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with work related issues or life transitions. Are you grieving after the loss of a loved one or struggling with issues related to family discord. I provide support to motivate my clients, help them develop better coping skills and encourage them to reach their highest potential. I use a compassionate and client centered approach and treat each client and family individually. We will work collaboratively to identify your own personal goals, strengths and develop a plan to manage life's challenges.
(516) 271-1691 View (516) 271-1691
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Donna Demenus Dholakia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MALD
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Do you feel unsatisfied with the direction of your life and the quality of your relationships? Do you feel stuck or lonely? Perhaps your persistent worries are narrowing your life? My goal is to empower adolescents, adults and couples to heal and grow into the people they would like to become, and to thrive in their lives and relationships. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, school-related difficulties, parenting issues, trauma, grief, and marriage/relationship issues. We will work collaboratively to identify your goals and create a plan to develop new strategies to manage life challenges.
Do you feel unsatisfied with the direction of your life and the quality of your relationships? Do you feel stuck or lonely? Perhaps your persistent worries are narrowing your life? My goal is to empower adolescents, adults and couples to heal and grow into the people they would like to become, and to thrive in their lives and relationships. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, school-related difficulties, parenting issues, trauma, grief, and marriage/relationship issues. We will work collaboratively to identify your goals and create a plan to develop new strategies to manage life challenges.
(917) 789-1265 View (917) 789-1265
Richard M. Tuck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
I am a psychologist with a number of post-graduate specializations and certifications, though I also maintain a general practice. I have formal training, experience and certifications in hypnotherapy, which has been shown to be helpful with a wide-range of psychotherapy issues and modalities. I also have additional training and experience in addictive disorders, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and elder psychology. I endeavor to provide up to date, research-based procedures, integrating various modalities of treatment (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, systems, interpersonal)to facilitate time-efficient and significant improvement in social and emotional functioning for adults, children and adolescents, individuals, couples and families.
I am a psychologist with a number of post-graduate specializations and certifications, though I also maintain a general practice. I have formal training, experience and certifications in hypnotherapy, which has been shown to be helpful with a wide-range of psychotherapy issues and modalities. I also have additional training and experience in addictive disorders, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and elder psychology. I endeavor to provide up to date, research-based procedures, integrating various modalities of treatment (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, systems, interpersonal)to facilitate time-efficient and significant improvement in social and emotional functioning for adults, children and adolescents, individuals, couples and families.
(631) 392-6245 View (631) 392-6245
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Christy Bush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melville, NY 11747  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can feel overwhelming and finding the right therapist can be even harder. I’m here to help! I have dedicated the past 9 years working with clients to create a safe and supportive environment to explore their thoughts and feelings, while developing healthy coping skills. I have experience working with a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Pre and Postpartum, Child Development/Behavioral Issues, Anger Management, Decision Making, ADHD/OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, Self-esteem, Concrete Functioning, Chronic Illness, Adjustment to End of Life & Relationship/Family Issues.
Starting therapy can feel overwhelming and finding the right therapist can be even harder. I’m here to help! I have dedicated the past 9 years working with clients to create a safe and supportive environment to explore their thoughts and feelings, while developing healthy coping skills. I have experience working with a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Pre and Postpartum, Child Development/Behavioral Issues, Anger Management, Decision Making, ADHD/OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, Self-esteem, Concrete Functioning, Chronic Illness, Adjustment to End of Life & Relationship/Family Issues.
(929) 577-3922 View (929) 577-3922
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Marcie May Soland-Mastrelli
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
As a licensed mental health counselor with over fifteen years in the counseling field, I understand the importance of living a life filled with joy. I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic relationship is in the connection made between therapist and client. My hope is that I can connect with you and that we can work in a safe and supportive environment to help you deal with any issues of concern in your life. I am here to support you in finding your true self and to help you find what brings the most meaning into your life.
As a licensed mental health counselor with over fifteen years in the counseling field, I understand the importance of living a life filled with joy. I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic relationship is in the connection made between therapist and client. My hope is that I can connect with you and that we can work in a safe and supportive environment to help you deal with any issues of concern in your life. I am here to support you in finding your true self and to help you find what brings the most meaning into your life.
(516) 537-9750 View (516) 537-9750
Gail I Mandra Stallone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
*****Long Island Press voted "Best on Long Island for Psychotherapist". ***** My practice offers a broad spectrum of services which includes providing in-office/home, long/short term: individual (children, adolescents, adults), marital, and family psychotherapy. I Collaborate with psychiatrists (medication), attorneys (divorce/estate plannng) and neurologists (ADHD), to ensure the client receives proper care . A treatment plan is formulated for symptom management and stress reduction. Additionally, a detailed Psychosocial history and Mental Health Assessment is completed, together resulting in a working diagnosis. The client may then remain in treatment with me or will be referred to the appropriate setting to fit their individual needs.
*****Long Island Press voted "Best on Long Island for Psychotherapist". ***** My practice offers a broad spectrum of services which includes providing in-office/home, long/short term: individual (children, adolescents, adults), marital, and family psychotherapy. I Collaborate with psychiatrists (medication), attorneys (divorce/estate plannng) and neurologists (ADHD), to ensure the client receives proper care . A treatment plan is formulated for symptom management and stress reduction. Additionally, a detailed Psychosocial history and Mental Health Assessment is completed, together resulting in a working diagnosis. The client may then remain in treatment with me or will be referred to the appropriate setting to fit their individual needs.
(631) 706-4494 View (631) 706-4494
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Fran B Nachtigall
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melville, NY 11747
It's as if you don't know how to live; as if others got the instruction book on how to live life but not you. You're searching for what you really want and need, self-understanding, for what makes you feel like something is wrong or missing, but you're not sure what. Maybe you have been searching for a while, read tons of self help books, have tried different ways to figure things out, but nothing seems to stick. You're not sure if anyone or anything can help, but you want to be at ease with yourself and live!
It's as if you don't know how to live; as if others got the instruction book on how to live life but not you. You're searching for what you really want and need, self-understanding, for what makes you feel like something is wrong or missing, but you're not sure what. Maybe you have been searching for a while, read tons of self help books, have tried different ways to figure things out, but nothing seems to stick. You're not sure if anyone or anything can help, but you want to be at ease with yourself and live!
(631) 238-3013 View (631) 238-3013
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Lisa Ray
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Lisa Ray is a Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton and also holds Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. She has been practicing since 2016 working with the full age spectrum, from children to geriatrics. Lisa has experience working in schools, residential treatment facilities, diagnostic centers, mental health clinics, group homes, private practice, and nursing homes.
Lisa Ray is a Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton and also holds Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. She has been practicing since 2016 working with the full age spectrum, from children to geriatrics. Lisa has experience working in schools, residential treatment facilities, diagnostic centers, mental health clinics, group homes, private practice, and nursing homes.
(631) 856-5962 View (631) 856-5962
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Rebecca Fontanetta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Dr. Rebecca A. Fontanetta is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist who received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her clinical psychology internship at St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute-St. Vincent Hospital and fellowships at both Mass General for Children at NSMC and Stony Brook Medicine. Originally from Long Island, Dr. Fontanetta specializes in the evaluation and therapeutic treatment of children with brain-based behavior and psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Rebecca A. Fontanetta is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist who received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her clinical psychology internship at St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute-St. Vincent Hospital and fellowships at both Mass General for Children at NSMC and Stony Brook Medicine. Originally from Long Island, Dr. Fontanetta specializes in the evaluation and therapeutic treatment of children with brain-based behavior and psychiatric disorders.
(631) 529-2918 View (631) 529-2918
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Meredith Dooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Meredith Dooley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2003. She has a BA from University of South Carolina and an MSW from Adelphi University. Meredith believes in utilizing active listening with her clients to show them that she is always paying attention to them. She also believes that "not one size fits all" in treatment and clients should be given the opportunity to express themselves through different outlets whether it be art, music, or creative writing. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys concerts, movies, any type of live entertainment/music, reading, and going to the gym.
Meredith Dooley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2003. She has a BA from University of South Carolina and an MSW from Adelphi University. Meredith believes in utilizing active listening with her clients to show them that she is always paying attention to them. She also believes that "not one size fits all" in treatment and clients should be given the opportunity to express themselves through different outlets whether it be art, music, or creative writing. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys concerts, movies, any type of live entertainment/music, reading, and going to the gym.
(631) 658-3993 View (631) 658-3993
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Loretta Avallone-Goerke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Loretta M. Avallone-Goerke, LCSW-R is a licensed, clinical, social worker in the State of NY who enjoys providing client's the opportunity to address their mental health concerns in a safe, compassionate, non judgmental environment using up to date, effective techniques such as DBT and CBT to promote healing and growth.
Loretta M. Avallone-Goerke, LCSW-R is a licensed, clinical, social worker in the State of NY who enjoys providing client's the opportunity to address their mental health concerns in a safe, compassionate, non judgmental environment using up to date, effective techniques such as DBT and CBT to promote healing and growth.
(631) 614-6218 View (631) 614-6218
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Matt Brazezicke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
Matt Brazezicke LCSW Matt Brazezicke is a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of New York. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 2002 with a master’s in social work. In the more than twenty years since, he has dedicated himself to the field of mental health. Matt has always been passionate about helping people navigate through the challenges resulting mental health concerns and significant life stresses. He has spent extensive time working with adults who experience symptoms such as panic, negative thoughts, low self-esteem and decreased mood commonly associated with diagnosis of Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
Matt Brazezicke LCSW Matt Brazezicke is a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of New York. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 2002 with a master’s in social work. In the more than twenty years since, he has dedicated himself to the field of mental health. Matt has always been passionate about helping people navigate through the challenges resulting mental health concerns and significant life stresses. He has spent extensive time working with adults who experience symptoms such as panic, negative thoughts, low self-esteem and decreased mood commonly associated with diagnosis of Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
(516) 447-3621 View (516) 447-3621
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Gilit Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Melville, NY 11747  (Online Only)
I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, & confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges in life. Seeking help or support when you need it takes strength. Working with a therapist is a great way to feel heard and less alone. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have over 20 years experience working as a social worker and in hospitals.
I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, & confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges in life. Seeking help or support when you need it takes strength. Working with a therapist is a great way to feel heard and less alone. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have over 20 years experience working as a social worker and in hospitals.
(516) 774-1260 View (516) 774-1260
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Lori R Alrod
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
I am a psychotherapist, life coach and consultant with over 24 years of experience in the field of mental health. I completed a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts and went on to study and work for The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City . I have maintained a private practice in New York for 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency parenting problems ,career challenges grief and loss, loneliness, substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma
I am a psychotherapist, life coach and consultant with over 24 years of experience in the field of mental health. I completed a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts and went on to study and work for The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City . I have maintained a private practice in New York for 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency parenting problems ,career challenges grief and loss, loneliness, substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma
(631) 518-3864 View (631) 518-3864
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Jason Kreisberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Melville, NY 11747
The stress from your external or inner world can sometimes make life feel overwhelming. Whether it’s stress related to family, work, relationships or the pressure you put on yourself - you deserve to receive support to take on these challenges. I provide an empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to assist you with the stressors you are facing.
The stress from your external or inner world can sometimes make life feel overwhelming. Whether it’s stress related to family, work, relationships or the pressure you put on yourself - you deserve to receive support to take on these challenges. I provide an empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to assist you with the stressors you are facing.
(631) 250-5586 View (631) 250-5586
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Stacy Pellettieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
3 Endorsed
Melville, NY 11747
Sometimes all that stands in the way of your happiness and peace of mind is your own thoughts. It's remarkable how our thoughts work against us creating anxiety, depression, and an overall feeling of being trapped or stuck. The good news is that having the happiness you want and deserve is actually within your control. Whether it is getting rid of your fear, understanding why you are so sad, dreaming of a healthier relationship, or just trying to figure out what will actually make you happy, I am here to help you learn how to take control of your life.
Sometimes all that stands in the way of your happiness and peace of mind is your own thoughts. It's remarkable how our thoughts work against us creating anxiety, depression, and an overall feeling of being trapped or stuck. The good news is that having the happiness you want and deserve is actually within your control. Whether it is getting rid of your fear, understanding why you are so sad, dreaming of a healthier relationship, or just trying to figure out what will actually make you happy, I am here to help you learn how to take control of your life.
(516) 714-5386 View (516) 714-5386
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Michael Marzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melville, NY 11747
I work closely with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to improve the quality of their personal lives and relationships. Often, feelings of anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness can either result from or lead to difficulties in the quality of our interpersonal relationships. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based and solution-focused model of support that is geared toward identifying strategies to help people better manage their own personal emotions, while simultaneously strengthening their bonds with partners and other loved ones.
I work closely with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to improve the quality of their personal lives and relationships. Often, feelings of anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness can either result from or lead to difficulties in the quality of our interpersonal relationships. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based and solution-focused model of support that is geared toward identifying strategies to help people better manage their own personal emotions, while simultaneously strengthening their bonds with partners and other loved ones.
(631) 459-4529 View (631) 459-4529

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Number of Therapists in Melville, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Melville, NY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
59% Family Conflict
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Melville, NY see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Melville?

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.