Therapists in New York County, NY

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Andrea Frisch-Hara
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, MT-BC, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! We are meeting here because you are seeking help for yourself or for a loved one. Would you like to live more freely, more authentically, and to have real choices? Is a recent life transition, or an unexpected experience causing you unmanageable stress, anxiety, or pain? Do you struggle in personal or work relationships? Do you wish you felt self-assured or calm most of the time? Might you want to feel more fulfilled and to be able to tap into your inner creativity in ways that feel deeply gratifying? Or, are you a caregiver to someone with a neurodegenerative disease or the parent of a child with special
Hello and welcome! We are meeting here because you are seeking help for yourself or for a loved one. Would you like to live more freely, more authentically, and to have real choices? Is a recent life transition, or an unexpected experience causing you unmanageable stress, anxiety, or pain? Do you struggle in personal or work relationships? Do you wish you felt self-assured or calm most of the time? Might you want to feel more fulfilled and to be able to tap into your inner creativity in ways that feel deeply gratifying? Or, are you a caregiver to someone with a neurodegenerative disease or the parent of a child with special
(631) 540-1817 View (631) 540-1817
Photo of Josh Yoselovsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York County, NY
Josh Yoselovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
Therapy can provide a space for individuals to safely and openly explore past and present experiences of trauma, conflict, and desire. Addressing these experiences in therapy without the threat of judgment can help alleviate stress, anxiety, anger, and depression. The relationship that develops between the patient and therapist, in addition to the client's individual strengths, insight, and motivation, facilitates growth and progress towards the client's ultimate goals. A mutually trusting and respectful relationship between the patient and therapist is therefore a necessary and key factor in my practice.
Therapy can provide a space for individuals to safely and openly explore past and present experiences of trauma, conflict, and desire. Addressing these experiences in therapy without the threat of judgment can help alleviate stress, anxiety, anger, and depression. The relationship that develops between the patient and therapist, in addition to the client's individual strengths, insight, and motivation, facilitates growth and progress towards the client's ultimate goals. A mutually trusting and respectful relationship between the patient and therapist is therefore a necessary and key factor in my practice.
(347) 601-6603 View (347) 601-6603
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Ilana Yakobson-Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible” I believe with the right support, this motto can apply to us all! My approach to therapy is client-centered with emphasis on emotional support and acceptance. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and ADHD. In addition, I have supported clients struggling with family, relationship issues, as well as other life changes. I believe that trust, empathy, and empowerment are essential in building relationships and in the growth of the client.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible” I believe with the right support, this motto can apply to us all! My approach to therapy is client-centered with emphasis on emotional support and acceptance. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and ADHD. In addition, I have supported clients struggling with family, relationship issues, as well as other life changes. I believe that trust, empathy, and empowerment are essential in building relationships and in the growth of the client.
(646) 970-1893 View (646) 970-1893
Photo of Jasmine Gelber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York County, NY
Jasmine Gelber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10013
I approach our work through deep listening and attention to your singular experience. You may be coming to seek relief from troubling thoughts, difficulties in relating to others, or physical symptoms of anxiety or depression. I facilitate an unfolding process where you can give voice to your conflicts, relationships, desires, and memories, sometimes for the first time. Together, we can find insight where you feel stuck and find relief where you feel pain.
I approach our work through deep listening and attention to your singular experience. You may be coming to seek relief from troubling thoughts, difficulties in relating to others, or physical symptoms of anxiety or depression. I facilitate an unfolding process where you can give voice to your conflicts, relationships, desires, and memories, sometimes for the first time. Together, we can find insight where you feel stuck and find relief where you feel pain.
(929) 499-2360 View (929) 499-2360
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Judith E Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025
I am a clinical social worker with experience and interest in caring for children and adolescents, and working with parents and schools as partners. My style is practical and solution-focused, with emphasis on the relationship between the child and parents in an attempt to decrease conflict and hostility. With a background in a psychiatric setting, I also bring to my work experience with behavioral techniques, and a respect for parental decisions regarding medication use.
I am a clinical social worker with experience and interest in caring for children and adolescents, and working with parents and schools as partners. My style is practical and solution-focused, with emphasis on the relationship between the child and parents in an attempt to decrease conflict and hostility. With a background in a psychiatric setting, I also bring to my work experience with behavioral techniques, and a respect for parental decisions regarding medication use.
(646) 681-1408 View (646) 681-1408
Brian Keane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
Congratulations. Seeking treatment is a sign of health. Now you have to find a therapist. Experience and qualifications: I have both,but that is not enough. In order for someone to get better your therapist has to be warm,compassionate,open and interactive. The only way you'll find that out is by scheduling an appointment.
Congratulations. Seeking treatment is a sign of health. Now you have to find a therapist. Experience and qualifications: I have both,but that is not enough. In order for someone to get better your therapist has to be warm,compassionate,open and interactive. The only way you'll find that out is by scheduling an appointment.
(646) 974-9971 View (646) 974-9971
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Kelda Nelson
Art Therapist, LCAT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
Are you an artist in spirit? Do you identify as a creative, if not within practice within your dreams? If this resonates you are most likely someone who emotes beyond words and or speaks in metaphors. My therapeutic approach is creatively oriented within both verbal and the expressive arts. My practice assists in you accepting your true self, within live analytic, psychodynamic growth. I am relational, attentive, engaging and goal oriented. I want you to experience desired changes and growth overtime that we work towards collaboratively for ideally a year or more. I specialize within the LGBTQ community although treat all folk.
Are you an artist in spirit? Do you identify as a creative, if not within practice within your dreams? If this resonates you are most likely someone who emotes beyond words and or speaks in metaphors. My therapeutic approach is creatively oriented within both verbal and the expressive arts. My practice assists in you accepting your true self, within live analytic, psychodynamic growth. I am relational, attentive, engaging and goal oriented. I want you to experience desired changes and growth overtime that we work towards collaboratively for ideally a year or more. I specialize within the LGBTQ community although treat all folk.
(646) 849-7014 View (646) 849-7014
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Joseph A Teskey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10018
I work with couples and individuals in couples counseling and psychotherapy. My approach is collaborative, interactive, engaged, to be "in it with you." I believe that core and primary emotions, when explored and shared in a safe environment with a secure other, can achieve the transformation we desire--toward relief, confidence, an expanded sense of self, authenticity, happiness, peace, joy, meaning and depth, satisfaction, openness and nurturing, loving relationships.
I work with couples and individuals in couples counseling and psychotherapy. My approach is collaborative, interactive, engaged, to be "in it with you." I believe that core and primary emotions, when explored and shared in a safe environment with a secure other, can achieve the transformation we desire--toward relief, confidence, an expanded sense of self, authenticity, happiness, peace, joy, meaning and depth, satisfaction, openness and nurturing, loving relationships.
(917) 382-8731 View (917) 382-8731
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Janet McAfee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CHT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Perhaps you sometimes suffer from anxiety, but don't know why. Perhaps you feel a little sad or unhappy, and think "maybe I have depession." Or there may be a nagging inner voice telling you negative things about yourself. Maybe you've become a little short-tempered with those around you, which is affecting your personal or professional life. Together, we will gently explore what may be causing these uncomfortable feelings and negative behaviors. With this knowledge you will begin to return to your true, authentic self. I have helped many others with similar issues, and I look forward to helping you too.
Perhaps you sometimes suffer from anxiety, but don't know why. Perhaps you feel a little sad or unhappy, and think "maybe I have depession." Or there may be a nagging inner voice telling you negative things about yourself. Maybe you've become a little short-tempered with those around you, which is affecting your personal or professional life. Together, we will gently explore what may be causing these uncomfortable feelings and negative behaviors. With this knowledge you will begin to return to your true, authentic self. I have helped many others with similar issues, and I look forward to helping you too.
(914) 758-1502 View (914) 758-1502
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Alison Bellevue
Psychologist, PsyD, MSEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I am the Founder and Director of Dr. Alison Bellevue Psychology PLLC, a small group private practice serving New York City and the surrounding areas. I have extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to clients across the lifespan. My goal as a therapist is to create a trusted and collaborative relationship in which I am able to most effectively teach you skills to manage your emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviors.
I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I am the Founder and Director of Dr. Alison Bellevue Psychology PLLC, a small group private practice serving New York City and the surrounding areas. I have extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to clients across the lifespan. My goal as a therapist is to create a trusted and collaborative relationship in which I am able to most effectively teach you skills to manage your emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviors.
(646) 791-3853 View (646) 791-3853
Brenda Cheryl Kaplan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025
I am a licensed psychologist with a background in neuropsychology (brain-behavior relationships). I see children and adults for comprehensive neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations. My particular interest is in evaluating and treating the cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Brain Injury, or similar issues. I also work with adults in psychotherapy to address cognitive issues related to their diagnosis as well as addressing issues with attention and concentration, memory, organization, abstract thinking and problem solving.
I am a licensed psychologist with a background in neuropsychology (brain-behavior relationships). I see children and adults for comprehensive neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations. My particular interest is in evaluating and treating the cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Brain Injury, or similar issues. I also work with adults in psychotherapy to address cognitive issues related to their diagnosis as well as addressing issues with attention and concentration, memory, organization, abstract thinking and problem solving.
(646) 351-1784 View (646) 351-1784
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Cait Leavey
MHC-LP, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10004
I am a trauma-informed therapist. I received my master's degree from NYU in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness. I also have my master's degree in Education Policy and Management with a focus on Social Emotional Learning and Early Childhood. I received my bachelor’s degree at NYU in an individualized study on The Implications of Trauma and Recovery and youth empowerment. I have been working with children and others who have been impacted by tragedy, ever since I was a camp counselor for children who lost a parent on 9/11.
I am a trauma-informed therapist. I received my master's degree from NYU in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness. I also have my master's degree in Education Policy and Management with a focus on Social Emotional Learning and Early Childhood. I received my bachelor’s degree at NYU in an individualized study on The Implications of Trauma and Recovery and youth empowerment. I have been working with children and others who have been impacted by tragedy, ever since I was a camp counselor for children who lost a parent on 9/11.
(929) 499-0704 View (929) 499-0704
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Diego Chiluisa
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10018  (Online Only)
Diego F. Chiluisa is a licensed mental health counselor. Diego provides a non-judgmental, objective perspective about the issues affecting his patients. He strives to work with his patients to build a healthy framework with his patients so they can feel protected and fit all the pieces of their lives back together. Diego believes that most of life’s problems have more to do with the way we interpret events than the actual events themselves. He helps patients fix the distorted views they may have about their reality. His goal is to help patients believe in themselves so they can make the necessary changes to improve their lives.
Diego F. Chiluisa is a licensed mental health counselor. Diego provides a non-judgmental, objective perspective about the issues affecting his patients. He strives to work with his patients to build a healthy framework with his patients so they can feel protected and fit all the pieces of their lives back together. Diego believes that most of life’s problems have more to do with the way we interpret events than the actual events themselves. He helps patients fix the distorted views they may have about their reality. His goal is to help patients believe in themselves so they can make the necessary changes to improve their lives.
(646) 506-3194 View (646) 506-3194
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Rebecca Weiler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Are you a busy working professional, student or parent with limited time for self-care? Have your relationship issues come to a head? I provide online counseling for individuals and couples, which is a convenient way to make yourself or relationship a priority. It can helpful for couples who may have conflicting schedules as I offer evening and weekend hours. I have an empathetic and goal oriented approach, and can provide you with the space and empowerment to help you get more of what you want in your life, career and relationships, especially if you feel stuck.
Are you a busy working professional, student or parent with limited time for self-care? Have your relationship issues come to a head? I provide online counseling for individuals and couples, which is a convenient way to make yourself or relationship a priority. It can helpful for couples who may have conflicting schedules as I offer evening and weekend hours. I have an empathetic and goal oriented approach, and can provide you with the space and empowerment to help you get more of what you want in your life, career and relationships, especially if you feel stuck.
(347) 851-1253 View (347) 851-1253
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Molly Bates Tetteh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10012
Molly is an integrative psychotherapist specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and addiction, body-image issues, and adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. She has also worked extensively with students, young adults and young professionals. Molly is a certified Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and IFS-informed therapist. She also utilizes Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Pyschotherapy (AEDP), and Somatic Experiencing (SE). Molly takes an attachment-focused, psychodynamic, strengths-based approach to working with clients.
Molly is an integrative psychotherapist specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and addiction, body-image issues, and adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. She has also worked extensively with students, young adults and young professionals. Molly is a certified Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and IFS-informed therapist. She also utilizes Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Pyschotherapy (AEDP), and Somatic Experiencing (SE). Molly takes an attachment-focused, psychodynamic, strengths-based approach to working with clients.
(917) 905-9801 View (917) 905-9801
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Shayne Snyder
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Shayne's approach is an eclectic application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with influences from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Feminist Theory, and Positive Psychology. She believes clients are the experts on their lives and strives to provide an empathetic environment to process life’s difficult moments. Her personable and enthusiastic nature creates a solid therapeutic alliance. The safe space is built with the rapport developed to make positive change.
Shayne's approach is an eclectic application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with influences from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Feminist Theory, and Positive Psychology. She believes clients are the experts on their lives and strives to provide an empathetic environment to process life’s difficult moments. Her personable and enthusiastic nature creates a solid therapeutic alliance. The safe space is built with the rapport developed to make positive change.
(929) 470-1452 View (929) 470-1452
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Gloria Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
I am an extensively trained licensed psychologist and life coach. I use an integrative approach in which psychodynamic, existential and buddhist principles are informed by neuroscience, psychoanalysis, developmental and cognitive theory. I am interested in who you are -- your feelings and thoughts about your past experiences, present concerns, and the changes you want to make in your life and relationships. I provide a comfortable and safe framework within which you can share your story, temper your anxiety and make meaningful changes in your life. I continue to work safely and remotely with my clients and welcome your call.
I am an extensively trained licensed psychologist and life coach. I use an integrative approach in which psychodynamic, existential and buddhist principles are informed by neuroscience, psychoanalysis, developmental and cognitive theory. I am interested in who you are -- your feelings and thoughts about your past experiences, present concerns, and the changes you want to make in your life and relationships. I provide a comfortable and safe framework within which you can share your story, temper your anxiety and make meaningful changes in your life. I continue to work safely and remotely with my clients and welcome your call.
(646) 651-4240 View (646) 651-4240
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Heather Dean-Halvorson
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Not accepting new clients
**Unfortunately not accepting new patients at this time** I know that looking for a therapist is daunting. I am a certified and licensed psychoanalyst and I have been working with patients for almost a decade. I use a modern approach that assists you in learning to think and talk freely. Your experience of this kind of talking creates a conversation between us that in itself can be a transformative process. I create a safe and secure, non-judgmental space for you to come in, and find some comfort. My main goal is to make you comfortable, help you to talk, and together we'll figure it out.
**Unfortunately not accepting new patients at this time** I know that looking for a therapist is daunting. I am a certified and licensed psychoanalyst and I have been working with patients for almost a decade. I use a modern approach that assists you in learning to think and talk freely. Your experience of this kind of talking creates a conversation between us that in itself can be a transformative process. I create a safe and secure, non-judgmental space for you to come in, and find some comfort. My main goal is to make you comfortable, help you to talk, and together we'll figure it out.
(646) 663-5971 View (646) 663-5971
Photo of Syd Seifert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York County, NY
Syd Seifert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
I believe all people deserve and deeply yearn to be seen, heard, and valued for who they authentically are, and it can be quite a journey to get there. I provide therapy services to adults and adolescents of all gender identities and sexual orientations facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, life transitions, sexuality, self-harm, and trauma. I am dedicated to helping my clients build more robust, fulfilling relationships, heal from traumatic experiences, and connect to what brings them pleasure and calm. Let's co-create the space you need to explore and heal.
I believe all people deserve and deeply yearn to be seen, heard, and valued for who they authentically are, and it can be quite a journey to get there. I provide therapy services to adults and adolescents of all gender identities and sexual orientations facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, life transitions, sexuality, self-harm, and trauma. I am dedicated to helping my clients build more robust, fulfilling relationships, heal from traumatic experiences, and connect to what brings them pleasure and calm. Let's co-create the space you need to explore and heal.
(347) 745-7685 View (347) 745-7685
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Francesca Brody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
Trying to balance the demands of modern, urban life is challenging. The stress from work, relationships, parenting or finances can be overwhelming. Too often in New York City, the demands of professional life completely overshadow the ability to have a healthy personal life. If you are looking for more balance in your life, reduced anxiety and depression related to your personal and professional life, or simply a sounding board for your daily stressors, I am here to help. I also work with couples who are experiencing distress in their relationships and are looking to reduce conflict and increase positive interactions.
Trying to balance the demands of modern, urban life is challenging. The stress from work, relationships, parenting or finances can be overwhelming. Too often in New York City, the demands of professional life completely overshadow the ability to have a healthy personal life. If you are looking for more balance in your life, reduced anxiety and depression related to your personal and professional life, or simply a sounding board for your daily stressors, I am here to help. I also work with couples who are experiencing distress in their relationships and are looking to reduce conflict and increase positive interactions.
(646) 863-4896 View (646) 863-4896

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Number of Therapists in New York County, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York County, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York County, NY see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% 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 County?

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.