Therapists in New York, NY

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Photo of Jesse Hendrich - Jesse Hendrich, LCSW, M.Div., LCSW, MDiv, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jesse Hendrich, LCSW, M.Div.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
If you are struggling with relationship issues, satisfaction with work, the loss of a loved one, or any other major life transition, I provide a safe and confidential setting to explore your thoughts and feelings, so that you might deepen your understanding of yourself in relation to the world around you, and choose a better way of living your life.
If you are struggling with relationship issues, satisfaction with work, the loss of a loved one, or any other major life transition, I provide a safe and confidential setting to explore your thoughts and feelings, so that you might deepen your understanding of yourself in relation to the world around you, and choose a better way of living your life.
(718) 305-4467 View (718) 305-4467
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Kelsea Verdi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
As a queer identifying practitioner implementing an intersectional feminist, decolonizing framework, crafting inclusionary environments where one feels welcomed, celebrated and supported is a focal point in my practice. Using modalities such as polyvagal theory, Internal Family Systems, and sensate focus, I prioritize a holistic approach to healing that embodies the mind, body and spirit.
As a queer identifying practitioner implementing an intersectional feminist, decolonizing framework, crafting inclusionary environments where one feels welcomed, celebrated and supported is a focal point in my practice. Using modalities such as polyvagal theory, Internal Family Systems, and sensate focus, I prioritize a holistic approach to healing that embodies the mind, body and spirit.
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Midtown Health & Wellness
MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10036
At our center, we provide mental health treatment for depression and anxiety. We are in network with most insurances so there are no out of pocket costs. At Midtown Health & Wellness we treat patients with dignity and respect. We have same-day and next-day appointments available to help patients quickly access high quality treatment.
At our center, we provide mental health treatment for depression and anxiety. We are in network with most insurances so there are no out of pocket costs. At Midtown Health & Wellness we treat patients with dignity and respect. We have same-day and next-day appointments available to help patients quickly access high quality treatment.
(646) 863-4718 View (646) 863-4718
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David Litner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
We are not defined by our obstacles. I believe that everybody is capable and deserving of realizing their potential, and it is never too late for any of us to make a change and shift our narratives. Throughout our work together, I will prioritize developing a judgement-free, trusting, collaborative relationship with you as we identify limiting thought patterns and behaviors, then work to recognize and achieve your personal goals. I am empathetic, warm, and compassionate, and I believe in being direct and authentic with my clients.
We are not defined by our obstacles. I believe that everybody is capable and deserving of realizing their potential, and it is never too late for any of us to make a change and shift our narratives. Throughout our work together, I will prioritize developing a judgement-free, trusting, collaborative relationship with you as we identify limiting thought patterns and behaviors, then work to recognize and achieve your personal goals. I am empathetic, warm, and compassionate, and I believe in being direct and authentic with my clients.
(332) 239-7405 View (332) 239-7405
Photo of Catherine Wright, MHC-LP, Pre-Licensed Professional
Catherine Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Catherine, a Master's graduate in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College, creates a haven for you to explore, heal, and transform. Witnessing the "aha!" moments in her clients' eyes fuels Catherine's passion. She helps them untangle thought distortions, shed maladaptive coping mechanisms, and embrace healthier ways to manage emotions and navigate challenging behaviors.
Catherine, a Master's graduate in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College, creates a haven for you to explore, heal, and transform. Witnessing the "aha!" moments in her clients' eyes fuels Catherine's passion. She helps them untangle thought distortions, shed maladaptive coping mechanisms, and embrace healthier ways to manage emotions and navigate challenging behaviors.
(914) 326-0847 View (914) 326-0847
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Victoria Blumberg
Licensed Psychoanalyst, RDT, LCAT, LP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
You’re here! Perhaps it’s your intuition saying you’re ready to get to know yourself more. Maybe you’re tired of feeling stuck, confused, and lonely, trying to break old cycles, yet finding yourself repeating the loop again and again. Whatever brings you to this page, welcome! As a trauma-informed therapist and psychoanalyst, I offer a safe space to explore all the parts of you, building awareness around where your unhealthy patterns were born, why they continue, and work towards breaking them.
You’re here! Perhaps it’s your intuition saying you’re ready to get to know yourself more. Maybe you’re tired of feeling stuck, confused, and lonely, trying to break old cycles, yet finding yourself repeating the loop again and again. Whatever brings you to this page, welcome! As a trauma-informed therapist and psychoanalyst, I offer a safe space to explore all the parts of you, building awareness around where your unhealthy patterns were born, why they continue, and work towards breaking them.
(631) 657-0619 View (631) 657-0619
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Melissa Portan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed sexologist specializing in sex &relationship therapy with SYNC Psychological Services. I work with couples/individuals on relationships, sex, and sexuality issues. Some focus areas include sexual trauma, infidelity & domestic violence recovery, feeling insecure in relationships/low self-esteem, sexual exploration (gender identity, Kink/BDSM, or polyamory/ethical non-monogamy), sexual performance issues (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low arousal, difficulty reaching orgasm), childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, & PTSD. I also have extensive experience working with individuals with ADHD & Autism.
I am a licensed sexologist specializing in sex &relationship therapy with SYNC Psychological Services. I work with couples/individuals on relationships, sex, and sexuality issues. Some focus areas include sexual trauma, infidelity & domestic violence recovery, feeling insecure in relationships/low self-esteem, sexual exploration (gender identity, Kink/BDSM, or polyamory/ethical non-monogamy), sexual performance issues (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low arousal, difficulty reaching orgasm), childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, & PTSD. I also have extensive experience working with individuals with ADHD & Autism.
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Photo of Eva Dillon, LCSW, CST, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eva Dillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
Relationships and sex are not easy to talk about, so I create a safe, non-judgmental place for these rich and intimate conversations. I see clients who are struggling with intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction or pain, discrepant desire, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, concerns about dating, or navigating non-traditional relationships. I offer a sex-positive, collaborative approach and I have a special interest in eroticism and enhancing sexual experiences. I am an LGBTQ- and kink- affirmative clinician. My passion and training have been focused on helping people to connect with each other to create satisfying relationships.
Relationships and sex are not easy to talk about, so I create a safe, non-judgmental place for these rich and intimate conversations. I see clients who are struggling with intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction or pain, discrepant desire, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, concerns about dating, or navigating non-traditional relationships. I offer a sex-positive, collaborative approach and I have a special interest in eroticism and enhancing sexual experiences. I am an LGBTQ- and kink- affirmative clinician. My passion and training have been focused on helping people to connect with each other to create satisfying relationships.
(917) 806-3905 View (917) 806-3905
Photo of Dinah Foley, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dinah Foley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
I view therapy as a laboratory for fostering meaningful change and self-discovery. I practice from an integrative perspective, focusing on creating a healing and empathetic relationship that incorporates a range of evidence-based modalities to move towards a more fulfilling, resilient, and harmonious life. I’m particularly drawn to working within the Internal Family Systems model, an attachment-based modality that uplifts the complexity and wisdom of our internal worlds and strengthens our inherent capacity to heal burdened parts of our systems and develop compassionate, strengths-based relationships with ourselves and others.
I view therapy as a laboratory for fostering meaningful change and self-discovery. I practice from an integrative perspective, focusing on creating a healing and empathetic relationship that incorporates a range of evidence-based modalities to move towards a more fulfilling, resilient, and harmonious life. I’m particularly drawn to working within the Internal Family Systems model, an attachment-based modality that uplifts the complexity and wisdom of our internal worlds and strengthens our inherent capacity to heal burdened parts of our systems and develop compassionate, strengths-based relationships with ourselves and others.
(929) 205-8472 View (929) 205-8472
Photo of Stacey Younge, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stacey Younge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
Life can be tough. We all face times when we are overwhelmed by major life changes or decisions, or experience sadness or depression for long periods of time that can make engaging in work and social activities difficult. Past traumas can also affect us in ways we don't expect, requiring a little help to process. My practice uses a strengths based approach to work through challenges together. I believe that we are all the experts of our own experiences, and I use this philosophy to help my clients achieve their goals.
Life can be tough. We all face times when we are overwhelmed by major life changes or decisions, or experience sadness or depression for long periods of time that can make engaging in work and social activities difficult. Past traumas can also affect us in ways we don't expect, requiring a little help to process. My practice uses a strengths based approach to work through challenges together. I believe that we are all the experts of our own experiences, and I use this philosophy to help my clients achieve their goals.
(646) 791-2708 View (646) 791-2708
Photo of Franchester Edwards, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Franchester Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma after unexpected life events. Through my eclectic approach, clients gain a new perspective and free themselves from self-defeating thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Reframing is powerful. It empowers clients to choose a different way to look at their situation so they can find self compassion, acceptance, and peace. As an African American woman, I also understand how race and ethnicity play a factor in mental health. My practice offers strategies addressing racial stress and microaggressions. Let’s find ways to respond, heal, and move forward.
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma after unexpected life events. Through my eclectic approach, clients gain a new perspective and free themselves from self-defeating thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Reframing is powerful. It empowers clients to choose a different way to look at their situation so they can find self compassion, acceptance, and peace. As an African American woman, I also understand how race and ethnicity play a factor in mental health. My practice offers strategies addressing racial stress and microaggressions. Let’s find ways to respond, heal, and move forward.
(646) 956-1748 View (646) 956-1748
Photo of Ariel Sank Wallins, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ariel Sank Wallins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of understanding and fulfillment in your life. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviors you will begin to develop more self-awareness and self-acceptance. We often find ourselves feeling stuck, unmotivated, anxious or depressed. Therapy provides an opportunity to gain insight, heal from past wounds and work towards your goals in a supportive and collaborative environment. Using a variety of treatment techniques including mindfulness, psychodynamic and evidence based practices, I work collaboratively with you to explore ways to achieve a happier and healthier life.
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of understanding and fulfillment in your life. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviors you will begin to develop more self-awareness and self-acceptance. We often find ourselves feeling stuck, unmotivated, anxious or depressed. Therapy provides an opportunity to gain insight, heal from past wounds and work towards your goals in a supportive and collaborative environment. Using a variety of treatment techniques including mindfulness, psychodynamic and evidence based practices, I work collaboratively with you to explore ways to achieve a happier and healthier life.
(646) 679-7608 View (646) 679-7608
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Dr. Nicole King
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Hi! My name is Dr. Nicole King and I am a therapist at Madison Park Psychological Services in NYC. I am currently taking on new patients, and would love to meet you! If you or someone you know is struggling with any variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, mood imbalance, emotional instability, personality disturbance, interpersonal conflict/relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, couple's or family disruption, behavioral issues, ASD, or ADHD, I might be a good fit for you! I am committed to creating a warm, safe environment where we can explore these issues together as well as providing actionable skills to help.
Hi! My name is Dr. Nicole King and I am a therapist at Madison Park Psychological Services in NYC. I am currently taking on new patients, and would love to meet you! If you or someone you know is struggling with any variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, mood imbalance, emotional instability, personality disturbance, interpersonal conflict/relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, couple's or family disruption, behavioral issues, ASD, or ADHD, I might be a good fit for you! I am committed to creating a warm, safe environment where we can explore these issues together as well as providing actionable skills to help.
(929) 822-6883 View (929) 822-6883
Photo of Renee Saw, MS, LP, LMHC, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Renee Saw
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
Whether you are seeking relief for a specific issue, symptom or problem or feeling a longing to improve the quality and meaning of your life and develop your potential, therapy is a path seriously worth exploring. Moreover, our symptoms, depressions, anxieties and fears, our addictions and old habit patterns create a wall in front of us as we strive to move forward. Left solely to our own devices change can evoke high anxiety and include a resurgence of old negative or depressive messages and "what-if?" thinking. We may doubt ourselves,our capacities in learning, work ,communication or love, even play.
Whether you are seeking relief for a specific issue, symptom or problem or feeling a longing to improve the quality and meaning of your life and develop your potential, therapy is a path seriously worth exploring. Moreover, our symptoms, depressions, anxieties and fears, our addictions and old habit patterns create a wall in front of us as we strive to move forward. Left solely to our own devices change can evoke high anxiety and include a resurgence of old negative or depressive messages and "what-if?" thinking. We may doubt ourselves,our capacities in learning, work ,communication or love, even play.
(646) 553-4197 View (646) 553-4197
Photo of Lakeasha Elle Sullivan, PhD, Psychologist
Lakeasha Elle Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Seeking rapid transformation and lasting change? Choosing therapy is a brave act. However, traditional therapy often stops at insight. Practical tools foster sustainable growth. With experience recognized by The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and others, I combine research-based therapeutic techniques. A standout is the 8-week program that goes beyond insight for rapid transformation.
Seeking rapid transformation and lasting change? Choosing therapy is a brave act. However, traditional therapy often stops at insight. Practical tools foster sustainable growth. With experience recognized by The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and others, I combine research-based therapeutic techniques. A standout is the 8-week program that goes beyond insight for rapid transformation.
(347) 286-4729 View (347) 286-4729
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Talia Lustiger-Thaler - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
I feel grateful to work with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds who identify across the gender and sexuality spectrums. It is my firm belief that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to be heard. As Irvin Yalom said, “It’s the relationship that heals.” - the relationship between therapist and client is the most important part of therapy. It is my aim, as a therapist, to show up for my clients in this way and be a supportive agent in their own facilitation of growth and change.
I feel grateful to work with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds who identify across the gender and sexuality spectrums. It is my firm belief that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to be heard. As Irvin Yalom said, “It’s the relationship that heals.” - the relationship between therapist and client is the most important part of therapy. It is my aim, as a therapist, to show up for my clients in this way and be a supportive agent in their own facilitation of growth and change.
(347) 937-3424 View (347) 937-3424
Photo of Ariella Azaraf, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ariella Azaraf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10021  (Online Only)
Are you feeling drained, exhausted and tired of all the anxious thoughts? Do you have people in your life who don’t fully understand you? Have you been wanting an improved sense of self and healthier relationships? On the days life hurts a little more, know that you don’t have to suffer in silence nor do you have to struggle on your own. I am here to help you work through life’s challenges. I provide a non-judgmental, collaborative approach to help you understand your behaviors and the reason you are seeking treatment at this time.
Are you feeling drained, exhausted and tired of all the anxious thoughts? Do you have people in your life who don’t fully understand you? Have you been wanting an improved sense of self and healthier relationships? On the days life hurts a little more, know that you don’t have to suffer in silence nor do you have to struggle on your own. I am here to help you work through life’s challenges. I provide a non-judgmental, collaborative approach to help you understand your behaviors and the reason you are seeking treatment at this time.
(929) 227-6169 View (929) 227-6169
Photo of Alexander C. Messer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alexander C. Messer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10280  (Online Only)
Positive change takes work. Negative change just happens. But even positive change, regardless of whether it's anticipated or planned, creates stress. This often causes ambivalence which can stop people from taking action to improve their lives. Let me help you work to manage and overcome the negative thoughts and self-doubt that are holding you back.
Positive change takes work. Negative change just happens. But even positive change, regardless of whether it's anticipated or planned, creates stress. This often causes ambivalence which can stop people from taking action to improve their lives. Let me help you work to manage and overcome the negative thoughts and self-doubt that are holding you back.
(929) 493-4039 View (929) 493-4039
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Monika Jamrozek-Burra
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey to the true essence of you, and create the life you desire and deserve, I invite you to my practice. It is time to release all that does not serve you and replenish with all that optimizes your experience here and now. "Happiness is your Birthright.' My years of experience and training can guide you there. Please feel free to find me on http://www.therapyandbeyondcenter.com/appointments where you can book directly and write to me at mburra@therapyandbeyondcenter.com should you have any additional questions.
If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey to the true essence of you, and create the life you desire and deserve, I invite you to my practice. It is time to release all that does not serve you and replenish with all that optimizes your experience here and now. "Happiness is your Birthright.' My years of experience and training can guide you there. Please feel free to find me on http://www.therapyandbeyondcenter.com/appointments where you can book directly and write to me at mburra@therapyandbeyondcenter.com should you have any additional questions.
(646) 798-9604 View (646) 798-9604
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Lexa Rosean
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
Imagine freeing yourself so that your needs and goals could be met without impediment! As a Modern Psychoanalyst, my technique focuses on the exploration of early and profound inner struggles that always connect with resistances to resolving current issues in the life. I believe that talking is a powerful tool for healing and unlocking the powerful life force. I offer a caring and discerning ear to gently guide you on your path toward inner growth and emotional well-being. I welcome those with diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ+, and BIPOC. Individual, couples, and group psychodynamic psychotherapy offered. Fees negotiated.
Imagine freeing yourself so that your needs and goals could be met without impediment! As a Modern Psychoanalyst, my technique focuses on the exploration of early and profound inner struggles that always connect with resistances to resolving current issues in the life. I believe that talking is a powerful tool for healing and unlocking the powerful life force. I offer a caring and discerning ear to gently guide you on your path toward inner growth and emotional well-being. I welcome those with diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ+, and BIPOC. Individual, couples, and group psychodynamic psychotherapy offered. Fees negotiated.
(332) 263-3631 View (332) 263-3631

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in New York, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York, NY see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New York?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.