Therapists in New Rochelle, NY

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Laurice Whitfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
As a modern psychoanalytically trained therapist who enjoys working with people, I follow a holistic approach to physical and behavioral health care. My role is to help people live their best life by helping to resolve the emotional obstacles getting in the way.
As a modern psychoanalytically trained therapist who enjoys working with people, I follow a holistic approach to physical and behavioral health care. My role is to help people live their best life by helping to resolve the emotional obstacles getting in the way.
(914) 278-7593 View (914) 278-7593
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Cristina Travieso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Ms. Travieso is a NYS Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years' experience working with children, adults and families dealing with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Ms. Travieso's experience has made her culture sensitive and diverse and she can help in the process of acculturation when arriving to this country. Ms. Travieso can help children and adolescents acquire the necessary skills to excel in school and in relationships with their parents and peers.
Ms. Travieso is a NYS Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years' experience working with children, adults and families dealing with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Ms. Travieso's experience has made her culture sensitive and diverse and she can help in the process of acculturation when arriving to this country. Ms. Travieso can help children and adolescents acquire the necessary skills to excel in school and in relationships with their parents and peers.
(914) 353-4816 View (914) 353-4816
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Patricia Bernstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Not accepting new clients
**Note: For fastest response, please contact me via e-mail. ** Life is busy, stressful, and anxious. It is a constant effort to manage all of the "should"s and the "musts"; the expectations and the high standards - put on you most often by no one more than yourself! But life is also beautiful, rewarding, and fun - if you can only slow down and get out of your head long enough to enjoy it. Even the many positive aspects of our lives can be overwhelming when we get caught in that anxious cycle.
**Note: For fastest response, please contact me via e-mail. ** Life is busy, stressful, and anxious. It is a constant effort to manage all of the "should"s and the "musts"; the expectations and the high standards - put on you most often by no one more than yourself! But life is also beautiful, rewarding, and fun - if you can only slow down and get out of your head long enough to enjoy it. Even the many positive aspects of our lives can be overwhelming when we get caught in that anxious cycle.
(914) 342-7249 View (914) 342-7249
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David Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
David Scott is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience as both as a clinician and administrator. After attending and graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996 with his MSW, he began his career in providing services for the chronically mentally ill. He has also worked extensively with Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Families utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused and Strength-based therapies.
David Scott is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience as both as a clinician and administrator. After attending and graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996 with his MSW, he began his career in providing services for the chronically mentally ill. He has also worked extensively with Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Families utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused and Strength-based therapies.
(914) 862-7822 View (914) 862-7822
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Jamie Sturm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Rochelle, NY 10804  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with a life transition, relationship issue or feeling stuck in a cycle of worry or sadness, I am here to listen to you and help. Together, we will explore the challenges you are facing, gain insight into deeply rooted patterns of behavior, and identify skills to help you live life according to your own values. My style is active and engaged, and my clients find therapy to be a safe, supportive and collaborative space. We will examine the important information that your emotions convey, understand long-held narratives that may no longer serve you, and learn to expand self-compassion in life’s harder moments.
If you are struggling with a life transition, relationship issue or feeling stuck in a cycle of worry or sadness, I am here to listen to you and help. Together, we will explore the challenges you are facing, gain insight into deeply rooted patterns of behavior, and identify skills to help you live life according to your own values. My style is active and engaged, and my clients find therapy to be a safe, supportive and collaborative space. We will examine the important information that your emotions convey, understand long-held narratives that may no longer serve you, and learn to expand self-compassion in life’s harder moments.
(914) 292-3648 View (914) 292-3648
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Michaela D'Urso
MS
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Monika Rana
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Are you struggling with feelings that are often uncomfortable, overwhelming, debilitating or even shameful? Do you find that you have difficulties finding safe, satisfying relationships? Do you feel stuck and confused and unsure of what next steps to take? Are these difficulties getting in the way of you leading the life you want? You do not have to struggle alone. We can work together to uncover the reasons for these difficulties and work through them to a more peaceful, satisfying place.
Are you struggling with feelings that are often uncomfortable, overwhelming, debilitating or even shameful? Do you find that you have difficulties finding safe, satisfying relationships? Do you feel stuck and confused and unsure of what next steps to take? Are these difficulties getting in the way of you leading the life you want? You do not have to struggle alone. We can work together to uncover the reasons for these difficulties and work through them to a more peaceful, satisfying place.
(914) 228-7970 View (914) 228-7970
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Thea L Ferdinand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
To come into the awareness that something doesn't isn't quite "right" or could be "better" is a huge step. Recognizing that you might need a partner in that process is an even bigger step, which is a lot to be proud of. The brave decision to seek therapy can allow us to explore the past, navigate the present and create the type of future that we want for ourselves in a safe, supportive atmosphere. My name is Thea L. Ferdinand and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been trained to take this journey with you; you are not alone.
To come into the awareness that something doesn't isn't quite "right" or could be "better" is a huge step. Recognizing that you might need a partner in that process is an even bigger step, which is a lot to be proud of. The brave decision to seek therapy can allow us to explore the past, navigate the present and create the type of future that we want for ourselves in a safe, supportive atmosphere. My name is Thea L. Ferdinand and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been trained to take this journey with you; you are not alone.
(914) 415-6031 View (914) 415-6031
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Palmare A. Gordon-Forbes
BA, MSEd
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Are you struggling with personal, family, relationship, educational, marital, career planning, peer relationship, financial planning, job related, suicidal ideation, bullying, gender issues, etc.? You have contacted the right counselor. Please contact me at (914) 745-7836, and I will personally meet with you via teletherapy, in person or video conference. I look forward to working with you.
Are you struggling with personal, family, relationship, educational, marital, career planning, peer relationship, financial planning, job related, suicidal ideation, bullying, gender issues, etc.? You have contacted the right counselor. Please contact me at (914) 745-7836, and I will personally meet with you via teletherapy, in person or video conference. I look forward to working with you.
(914) 745-7836 View (914) 745-7836
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Lisette Pineda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Sometimes it feels as if life is just too much! Everything feels wrong and you just don't know what to do. All you want to do is give up, not get out of bed or crawl back in if you already have. Do you worry about everything and feel no sense of direction. Are your emotions getting in the way of everything that you would like to do. Are you having problems with family and friends? Did you always imagine yourself doing more with your life? Or do you not know what to do with your life? Does it bother you to hear, "Oh you'll snap out of it" or "Porque no pones de tu parte?" (if you are Latinx)
Sometimes it feels as if life is just too much! Everything feels wrong and you just don't know what to do. All you want to do is give up, not get out of bed or crawl back in if you already have. Do you worry about everything and feel no sense of direction. Are your emotions getting in the way of everything that you would like to do. Are you having problems with family and friends? Did you always imagine yourself doing more with your life? Or do you not know what to do with your life? Does it bother you to hear, "Oh you'll snap out of it" or "Porque no pones de tu parte?" (if you are Latinx)
(914) 300-1769 View (914) 300-1769
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Natalie Mena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Natalie Mena and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) in New York State. I have been providing quality mental health care with individuals since 2011. I describe myself as a Latina woman, student of life, and healer. I became a psychotherapist to help make a difference in the world. I have great interest in helping clients uncover their daily struggles and heal from intergenerational traumas in order to become the greatest version of themselves.
Hello. My name is Natalie Mena and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) in New York State. I have been providing quality mental health care with individuals since 2011. I describe myself as a Latina woman, student of life, and healer. I became a psychotherapist to help make a difference in the world. I have great interest in helping clients uncover their daily struggles and heal from intergenerational traumas in order to become the greatest version of themselves.
(914) 743-0265 View (914) 743-0265
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Eve K Woodfin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
I have been a therapist for more than twenty years. I love my work and take it very seriously. I work closely with my clients to identify their issues and help them explore the solutions available to them. My role is not to judge but to listen and help develop self-soothing and problem solving skills to facilitate overcoming obstacles. I treat a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety which often interfere with relationships, employment and academic achievement. I welcome everyone to call with your questions. I provide treatment, assessments, diagnosis and referrals.
I have been a therapist for more than twenty years. I love my work and take it very seriously. I work closely with my clients to identify their issues and help them explore the solutions available to them. My role is not to judge but to listen and help develop self-soothing and problem solving skills to facilitate overcoming obstacles. I treat a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety which often interfere with relationships, employment and academic achievement. I welcome everyone to call with your questions. I provide treatment, assessments, diagnosis and referrals.
(914) 618-5402 View (914) 618-5402
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Tara Maloney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
Emotions can be scary and sometimes overwhelming. I specialize in working with clients who suffer from mood and anxiety problems. I help my clients identify and cope with uncomfortable emotions and the thought patterns that accompany them. I've also worked with clients who have various needs which include, but are not limited to: relationship problems, parenting issues (including parents of children with special needs), depression, ADD/ADHD, stress, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Emotions can be scary and sometimes overwhelming. I specialize in working with clients who suffer from mood and anxiety problems. I help my clients identify and cope with uncomfortable emotions and the thought patterns that accompany them. I've also worked with clients who have various needs which include, but are not limited to: relationship problems, parenting issues (including parents of children with special needs), depression, ADD/ADHD, stress, anxiety, and substance abuse.
(914) 618-5810 View (914) 618-5810
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Kristine T. Kingsley
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
As a licensed psychologist, I work with a broad spectrum of clients including those with depression & anxiety disorders. I see individuals who struggle with health issues, interpersonal difficulties (i.e. relationship/intimacy issues) as well as those who suffer from intra-personal problems related to their self-esteem, coping with major life transitions & managing stress. My clients care about their health & well-being in addition to seeking out effective solutions to their problems. Our work together is interactive & collaborative while I maintain a non-judgmental attitude. I see families, couples and individuals.
As a licensed psychologist, I work with a broad spectrum of clients including those with depression & anxiety disorders. I see individuals who struggle with health issues, interpersonal difficulties (i.e. relationship/intimacy issues) as well as those who suffer from intra-personal problems related to their self-esteem, coping with major life transitions & managing stress. My clients care about their health & well-being in addition to seeking out effective solutions to their problems. Our work together is interactive & collaborative while I maintain a non-judgmental attitude. I see families, couples and individuals.
(844) 746-9174 View (844) 746-9174
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Paul Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Paul Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2008. Paul feels that life is stressful enough and can be even more challenging when you don't have the right person to talk with. It is often hard to gain clarity and find the right direction for yourself when anxiety, depression, and indecisiveness cloud your view. He believes that counseling is a collaborative journey built on trust, communication, and empowerment to help you find peace, wellness, and fulfillment. Paul is here to listen, problem-solve, and offer new ideas and strategies with kindness, compassion, and care.
Paul Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2008. Paul feels that life is stressful enough and can be even more challenging when you don't have the right person to talk with. It is often hard to gain clarity and find the right direction for yourself when anxiety, depression, and indecisiveness cloud your view. He believes that counseling is a collaborative journey built on trust, communication, and empowerment to help you find peace, wellness, and fulfillment. Paul is here to listen, problem-solve, and offer new ideas and strategies with kindness, compassion, and care.
(914) 677-0378 View (914) 677-0378
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Millie Chatelain
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Milagros but I go by Millie. I am so glad you're here. I offer trauma informed, culturally sensitive psychotherapy services to individuals struggling with issues related to their mental health. You may not think the word "trauma" pertains to you or your situation. But if there is anything you still carry with you, for example, from childhood or from a previous relationship, then you might find it beneficial to explore that through a lens of trauma. Let's give it a try
Hi, my name is Milagros but I go by Millie. I am so glad you're here. I offer trauma informed, culturally sensitive psychotherapy services to individuals struggling with issues related to their mental health. You may not think the word "trauma" pertains to you or your situation. But if there is anything you still carry with you, for example, from childhood or from a previous relationship, then you might find it beneficial to explore that through a lens of trauma. Let's give it a try
(914) 521-3615 View (914) 521-3615
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Chauntel Chisolm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Chauntel Chisolm is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York who has been practicing since 2012. Chauntel understands it is not easy opening up to a therapist and airing out "dirty laundry. " She cares about the client's well-being and works with them to find the skills to heal their soul. Chauntel works with couples, individuals, and families to assist them with identifying healthy skills that assist them with growth in their lives. Outside of work, Chauntel enjoys listening to music, dancing, walking, and writing.
Chauntel Chisolm is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York who has been practicing since 2012. Chauntel understands it is not easy opening up to a therapist and airing out "dirty laundry. " She cares about the client's well-being and works with them to find the skills to heal their soul. Chauntel works with couples, individuals, and families to assist them with identifying healthy skills that assist them with growth in their lives. Outside of work, Chauntel enjoys listening to music, dancing, walking, and writing.
(914) 687-1932 View (914) 687-1932
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Wendalina Claudio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
n today's world, sometimes work stress, life changes, relationships, and family problems can become stressful or hard to manage. This can lead to depression, anxiety, or unhealthy ways of coping. Wendalina will help patients develop their own insight and understanding as you establish new skills and strategies for sustaining change. She listens attentively and responds fully. Her approach is warm and empathetic, strengths-based and person-centered. Wendalina treats each person as an individual, deserving of respect, and free from judgment. As a counselor, she has learned to work with people from all different walks of life.
n today's world, sometimes work stress, life changes, relationships, and family problems can become stressful or hard to manage. This can lead to depression, anxiety, or unhealthy ways of coping. Wendalina will help patients develop their own insight and understanding as you establish new skills and strategies for sustaining change. She listens attentively and responds fully. Her approach is warm and empathetic, strengths-based and person-centered. Wendalina treats each person as an individual, deserving of respect, and free from judgment. As a counselor, she has learned to work with people from all different walks of life.
(914) 415-5770 View (914) 415-5770
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Angela CP LaManna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
From my training and over twenty five years experience in practice, I have developed a non-judgmental, collaborative, and holistic approach to help people explore their problems in living. I work with all ages from a developmental perspective which I find invaluable. I love seeing children because of their innate desire to grow. Tapping into the teen's natural thrust towards independence propels the work forward as I stay in tune with adolescent goals. With adults, I'm mindful of a person's history, but stay in the present using the therapeutic relationship to heal the past and expand awareness.
From my training and over twenty five years experience in practice, I have developed a non-judgmental, collaborative, and holistic approach to help people explore their problems in living. I work with all ages from a developmental perspective which I find invaluable. I love seeing children because of their innate desire to grow. Tapping into the teen's natural thrust towards independence propels the work forward as I stay in tune with adolescent goals. With adults, I'm mindful of a person's history, but stay in the present using the therapeutic relationship to heal the past and expand awareness.
(914) 721-0222 View (914) 721-0222

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Number of Therapists in New Rochelle, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in New Rochelle, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New Rochelle, NY see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Rochelle?

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.