Therapists in Flatiron, New York, NY

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Kyra Ross
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
Are you seeking growth, healing, or a reprieve from high-stress environments? You've taken the first step by being here. As a trained therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I offer advanced techniques to support your healing journey. These approaches, paired with my dedication to understanding and celebrating your unique intersectionality’s, provide a comprehensive therapeutic experience. I am a Black woman of multi-cultural background, and I intimately understand the complexities of navigating multiple identities. Together, we will delve into how your unique intersectionality’s shape your world.
Are you seeking growth, healing, or a reprieve from high-stress environments? You've taken the first step by being here. As a trained therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I offer advanced techniques to support your healing journey. These approaches, paired with my dedication to understanding and celebrating your unique intersectionality’s, provide a comprehensive therapeutic experience. I am a Black woman of multi-cultural background, and I intimately understand the complexities of navigating multiple identities. Together, we will delve into how your unique intersectionality’s shape your world.
(332) 239-1476 View (332) 239-1476
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Jennifer Dorato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are looking for a positive, safe space to vent, heal, learn, and grow. Throughout our work together, I help my clients find a life that brings them peace and sets them free of judgment, self-sabotage, racing thoughts, unrealistic expectations, stress, or anything else that is holding them back. We will work together to find your worth, value, and purpose in this world so you can start living the wholesome life you envision for yourself.
I work with clients who are looking for a positive, safe space to vent, heal, learn, and grow. Throughout our work together, I help my clients find a life that brings them peace and sets them free of judgment, self-sabotage, racing thoughts, unrealistic expectations, stress, or anything else that is holding them back. We will work together to find your worth, value, and purpose in this world so you can start living the wholesome life you envision for yourself.
(332) 255-6468 View (332) 255-6468
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Joan Ingber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
I believe that seeking therapy is a sign of courage and strength. As a licensed, experienced psychotherapist working with adults and children, my goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment to help clients make the connection between current symptoms and underlying causes. I will work collaboratively with you-to help you work at a comfortable pace that will help you meet your goals. Beginning therapy can be a daunting proposition and I hope you will take this important and ultimately rewarding first step and contact me for an appointment. Saturday appointments available.
I believe that seeking therapy is a sign of courage and strength. As a licensed, experienced psychotherapist working with adults and children, my goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment to help clients make the connection between current symptoms and underlying causes. I will work collaboratively with you-to help you work at a comfortable pace that will help you meet your goals. Beginning therapy can be a daunting proposition and I hope you will take this important and ultimately rewarding first step and contact me for an appointment. Saturday appointments available.
(212) 724-4957 View (212) 724-4957
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Vanessa M. Spelman
Psychologist, MSEd, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Where are you in your healing journey? Healing can take unexpected twists and turns, it unfolds naturally, it wrinkles, and relaxes again over time. Have you reached a point where you are ready to release old patterns, let go of old stories, and truly embrace a bold new vision for your future? Creating a safe, nurturing therapeutic space allows for deep self-exploration and developing a loving awareness. If you are reading this I am sure that you have already started to reflect on the person you are today, but sometimes an objective ally can facilitate even more growth.
Where are you in your healing journey? Healing can take unexpected twists and turns, it unfolds naturally, it wrinkles, and relaxes again over time. Have you reached a point where you are ready to release old patterns, let go of old stories, and truly embrace a bold new vision for your future? Creating a safe, nurturing therapeutic space allows for deep self-exploration and developing a loving awareness. If you are reading this I am sure that you have already started to reflect on the person you are today, but sometimes an objective ally can facilitate even more growth.
(646) 798-1818 View (646) 798-1818
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Monique E West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
I believe strongly in the trans-formative energy of the human spirit. I believe that with self determination and a knowledgeable, non-judgmental approach one can reach a place of absolute self-fulfillment, genuine inner peace & meaningful healthy connections with others. Clients have told me that I have a natural ability to create an environment that encourages self exploration & a safe space. I work with adult ADHD/ADD; I offer organizational and time management techniques. I specialize in couples work. I also specialize in treating therapist as the client around issues of professional burn out, stress management and trauma.
I believe strongly in the trans-formative energy of the human spirit. I believe that with self determination and a knowledgeable, non-judgmental approach one can reach a place of absolute self-fulfillment, genuine inner peace & meaningful healthy connections with others. Clients have told me that I have a natural ability to create an environment that encourages self exploration & a safe space. I work with adult ADHD/ADD; I offer organizational and time management techniques. I specialize in couples work. I also specialize in treating therapist as the client around issues of professional burn out, stress management and trauma.
(646) 362-3101 View (646) 362-3101
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Sydney Lerner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are struggling to form healthy relationships. Challenges might arise with their partners, families, friends, or coworkers. I work with them to unpack the relationship patterns they’ve been carrying since childhood so new, healthy dynamics can take root. I also enjoy working with creatives. As a former entertainment employee, I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges they face. Through self-reflection, I help these individuals find joy in their work.
Many of my clients are struggling to form healthy relationships. Challenges might arise with their partners, families, friends, or coworkers. I work with them to unpack the relationship patterns they’ve been carrying since childhood so new, healthy dynamics can take root. I also enjoy working with creatives. As a former entertainment employee, I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges they face. Through self-reflection, I help these individuals find joy in their work.
(347) 429-6838 View (347) 429-6838
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Julia Armand
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
You are probably here because you find yourself feeling stuck, with no control over what you are going through, being unkind to yourself, unable to stop your mind from racing or going into the worst scenarios. Fighting this can be frustrating and exhausting. You don’t have to do it alone. Through our work together you will be able to have a better understanding of your own patterns of behavior, why they are there, how to catch yourself falling into them and how to break with them when you consider they are not being helpful anymore.
You are probably here because you find yourself feeling stuck, with no control over what you are going through, being unkind to yourself, unable to stop your mind from racing or going into the worst scenarios. Fighting this can be frustrating and exhausting. You don’t have to do it alone. Through our work together you will be able to have a better understanding of your own patterns of behavior, why they are there, how to catch yourself falling into them and how to break with them when you consider they are not being helpful anymore.
(929) 332-2798 View (929) 332-2798
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Amy L Horowitz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches for treating youth and adults with a range of difficulties. I have over 15 years of experience supporting people to actively improve their lives. Through rigorous training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I support mood disorders, self-worth, shame, guilt, trauma, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and social anxiety. I also work with parents and children to support school-based challenges.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches for treating youth and adults with a range of difficulties. I have over 15 years of experience supporting people to actively improve their lives. Through rigorous training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I support mood disorders, self-worth, shame, guilt, trauma, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and social anxiety. I also work with parents and children to support school-based challenges.
(332) 529-3712 View (332) 529-3712
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Onwards365
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSJ
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
You have made an admirable choice to serve people with honor and integrity. It is time for you to do the same for yourself. Sometimes you may feel like you’re in a pressure cooker. I am here to assist in turning down the heat and releasing the inner tension and barriers that hold you back. You face incredible challenges, each and every day and sometimes that can be difficult but your work does not need to have an indelibly negative impact upon you or your loved ones.
You have made an admirable choice to serve people with honor and integrity. It is time for you to do the same for yourself. Sometimes you may feel like you’re in a pressure cooker. I am here to assist in turning down the heat and releasing the inner tension and barriers that hold you back. You face incredible challenges, each and every day and sometimes that can be difficult but your work does not need to have an indelibly negative impact upon you or your loved ones.
(646) 731-9500 View (646) 731-9500
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Andrea Kaplan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT-LP
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
Andrea works with individuals and couples to help pursue the lives they want, and to empower them to become who they want to be. In her practice, Andrea has a strong sense of relational thinking, and recognizes that all content happens within context. Andrea has a strong focus on collaboration with clients in session and grounds her work in Psychodynamic Theory. She also practices Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Andrea has worked extensively with Individuals and Couples in private practice and clinic settings and is well versed in the dynamics of Group Process.
Andrea works with individuals and couples to help pursue the lives they want, and to empower them to become who they want to be. In her practice, Andrea has a strong sense of relational thinking, and recognizes that all content happens within context. Andrea has a strong focus on collaboration with clients in session and grounds her work in Psychodynamic Theory. She also practices Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Andrea has worked extensively with Individuals and Couples in private practice and clinic settings and is well versed in the dynamics of Group Process.
(646) 437-8429 View (646) 437-8429
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Jessica Kim Gruber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with emerging & young adults, young professionals, adoptees of all ages & their families, and those seeking culturally responsive services. I support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes/transitions, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, and identity work. In therapy, you can expect me to provide both empathy and practicality in an environment free of judgement with the aim of not only gaining new insight, but developing new & healthy ways of meeting goals and relating to oneself and to others.
I specialize in working with emerging & young adults, young professionals, adoptees of all ages & their families, and those seeking culturally responsive services. I support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes/transitions, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, and identity work. In therapy, you can expect me to provide both empathy and practicality in an environment free of judgement with the aim of not only gaining new insight, but developing new & healthy ways of meeting goals and relating to oneself and to others.
(347) 652-2563 View (347) 652-2563
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Emily Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Emily is a licensed therapist who believes in the importance of the clinical relationship. Once a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space is created the client and therapist can collaborate toward individual goals. She specializes in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, struggles with identity, life transitions, and relationships. She utilizes CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy in her work. She has experience in emergency room social work, mental health Urgent Care, and as an individual therapist.
Emily is a licensed therapist who believes in the importance of the clinical relationship. Once a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space is created the client and therapist can collaborate toward individual goals. She specializes in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, struggles with identity, life transitions, and relationships. She utilizes CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy in her work. She has experience in emergency room social work, mental health Urgent Care, and as an individual therapist.
(332) 334-8094 View (332) 334-8094
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Marisol G Westberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10001
Hello, I’m Dr. Westberg, based in New York, specializing in sex therapy with qualifications including board certification in sexology (ACS), sex education (AASECT), and licensed couples counseling (LMFT). My practice aids individuals and couples with various sexual issues, emphasizing a comprehensive approach that challenges conventional views on sex and incorporates trauma-informed care. With over two decades of experience, I aim to help clients achieve their sexual and relational goals, promoting shame-free, healthy sexual relationships.
Hello, I’m Dr. Westberg, based in New York, specializing in sex therapy with qualifications including board certification in sexology (ACS), sex education (AASECT), and licensed couples counseling (LMFT). My practice aids individuals and couples with various sexual issues, emphasizing a comprehensive approach that challenges conventional views on sex and incorporates trauma-informed care. With over two decades of experience, I aim to help clients achieve their sexual and relational goals, promoting shame-free, healthy sexual relationships.
(332) 208-9377 View (332) 208-9377
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Monica Ghailian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma and relationship difficulties. I have helped clients get through intense periods of sadness, self-doubt and major life transitions. Therapy has been used to explore and understand feelings particularly as they come up in the moment. It also encourages individuals to reflect on their behaviors, look at how their past influences the way they perceive and experience their lives and make choices that are in line with their needs.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma and relationship difficulties. I have helped clients get through intense periods of sadness, self-doubt and major life transitions. Therapy has been used to explore and understand feelings particularly as they come up in the moment. It also encourages individuals to reflect on their behaviors, look at how their past influences the way they perceive and experience their lives and make choices that are in line with their needs.
(646) 759-0878 View (646) 759-0878
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Dr. Tanya Llewellyn
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10001
My practice is rooted in a core belief in the power and purpose of all human emotions. Our emotions are some of our most important tools for navigating the world. As children, we learn to adapt to our environments by finding resourceful ways of managing emotions that don’t feel safe. But sometimes, as adults, the same strategies that protected us in the past can actually contribute to our feeling stuck, empty, out of control, hopeless, or alone. I practice a kind of therapy called Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which helps clients heal from emotional pain and recover their innate sense of agency and vitality.
My practice is rooted in a core belief in the power and purpose of all human emotions. Our emotions are some of our most important tools for navigating the world. As children, we learn to adapt to our environments by finding resourceful ways of managing emotions that don’t feel safe. But sometimes, as adults, the same strategies that protected us in the past can actually contribute to our feeling stuck, empty, out of control, hopeless, or alone. I practice a kind of therapy called Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which helps clients heal from emotional pain and recover their innate sense of agency and vitality.
(332) 239-6191 View (332) 239-6191
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Elizabeth G Menaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
Having worked in both programmatic and private practice settings, I bring a breadth of experience to my work with clients. I primarily see adults and adolescents, including couples and families, but am open to referrals of all types.
Having worked in both programmatic and private practice settings, I bring a breadth of experience to my work with clients. I primarily see adults and adolescents, including couples and families, but am open to referrals of all types.
(646) 362-2093 View (646) 362-2093
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Dana Rizzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
My practice is eclectic, existential, and inherently relationally-focused, but first and foremost, tailored to your unique inquiries and needs. I believe in the utility and practical application of mental tools and behavioral techniques, and also the power of developing insight, intuition, and self-awareness. Of upmost importance is my objective to help you meet yourself, understand your needs, self-advocate for your well-being, and learn to self-heal by normalizing your response to pain. We all need reminding that we are not disordered. We are human, time and time again.
My practice is eclectic, existential, and inherently relationally-focused, but first and foremost, tailored to your unique inquiries and needs. I believe in the utility and practical application of mental tools and behavioral techniques, and also the power of developing insight, intuition, and self-awareness. Of upmost importance is my objective to help you meet yourself, understand your needs, self-advocate for your well-being, and learn to self-heal by normalizing your response to pain. We all need reminding that we are not disordered. We are human, time and time again.
(646) 980-5769 View (646) 980-5769
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Colette Dowling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010
Do you feel alone with your problems, or stuck in patterns of behavior that are self defeating? Or perhaps you would like to feel more comfortable in intimate relationships. Trauma, anxiety, or depression may be getting in the way of your happiness and growth. A skilled, compassionate psychotherapist can help you calm your fear-driven brain and gain the relational skills needed for peace, clarity, and relationships that endure.
Do you feel alone with your problems, or stuck in patterns of behavior that are self defeating? Or perhaps you would like to feel more comfortable in intimate relationships. Trauma, anxiety, or depression may be getting in the way of your happiness and growth. A skilled, compassionate psychotherapist can help you calm your fear-driven brain and gain the relational skills needed for peace, clarity, and relationships that endure.
(718) 569-7735 View (718) 569-7735
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Allison Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flatiron, New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
I’m an individual and couples therapist specializing in trauma. Many seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone and find therapy can help overcome obstacles to their well-being by learning strategies to express themselves, heal from painful experiences, and gain practical skills to manage difficult feelings and situations. Through my specialties of EMDR, couples and trauma therapy, I help my clients heal heartaches from the past, build stronger bonds, and start living a happier, and healthier life in the present.
I’m an individual and couples therapist specializing in trauma. Many seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone and find therapy can help overcome obstacles to their well-being by learning strategies to express themselves, heal from painful experiences, and gain practical skills to manage difficult feelings and situations. Through my specialties of EMDR, couples and trauma therapy, I help my clients heal heartaches from the past, build stronger bonds, and start living a happier, and healthier life in the present.
(917) 994-6963 View (917) 994-6963
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Kimberly Oakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Flatiron, New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style could be characterized by open, curious, non-judgmental inquiry to foster safety and develop a positive and productive working alliance. I want you to know that I am on your side. I empower clients to find their voice; whether by setting and seeking goals or simply sharing and feeling heard and validated, I am here to help. Whether you suffer from anxiety or depression, or lifecycle-induced stressors, which may feel heightened recently or new altogether, we can track feelings and insights that need to be identified and processed, on our way to symptom relief.
My therapeutic style could be characterized by open, curious, non-judgmental inquiry to foster safety and develop a positive and productive working alliance. I want you to know that I am on your side. I empower clients to find their voice; whether by setting and seeking goals or simply sharing and feeling heard and validated, I am here to help. Whether you suffer from anxiety or depression, or lifecycle-induced stressors, which may feel heightened recently or new altogether, we can track feelings and insights that need to be identified and processed, on our way to symptom relief.
(646) 793-4281 View (646) 793-4281

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Number of Therapists in Flatiron, New York, NY

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Flatiron, New York, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Flatiron, New York, NY see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Flatiron, 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.

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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.