Therapists in Upper West Side, New York, NY

Pamela Rubin Carter
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, JD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024
I work with the mind, body and spirit in a wholistic way to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues to find personal meaning and tools for daily living. Being a teacher of yoga, gyrotonic, meditation and reiki prior to becoming a psychotherapist I bring a set of skills for exploring the issues facing you from a wider perspective that includes the wisdom of your body and helps you uncover your deep knowing about an issue and personal meaning in your life and relationships.
I work with the mind, body and spirit in a wholistic way to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues to find personal meaning and tools for daily living. Being a teacher of yoga, gyrotonic, meditation and reiki prior to becoming a psychotherapist I bring a set of skills for exploring the issues facing you from a wider perspective that includes the wisdom of your body and helps you uncover your deep knowing about an issue and personal meaning in your life and relationships.
(914) 730-5778 View (914) 730-5778
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Nida Sayani
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
My aim as a therapist is to get to know you and your unique personality and to facilitate a space where you can authentically show up to discuss your feelings and desires. Circumstances in life can be distressing and isolating, but you do not have to navigate that alone. I believe exploring these feelings and experiences in depth can provide a clearer understanding of oneself and the ability to navigate such stressors. I currently see children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, and loneliness.
My aim as a therapist is to get to know you and your unique personality and to facilitate a space where you can authentically show up to discuss your feelings and desires. Circumstances in life can be distressing and isolating, but you do not have to navigate that alone. I believe exploring these feelings and experiences in depth can provide a clearer understanding of oneself and the ability to navigate such stressors. I currently see children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, and loneliness.
(914) 415-7285 View (914) 415-7285
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Debbie Joffe Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. A licensed psychologist (Australia) licensed mental health counselor (New York), and adjunct professor at Columbia University New York City, she is affiliated with several major psychological associations and societies, including Australian Psychological Society, and the American Psychological Association. For years she worked with her husband, the brilliant and renowned pioneer of modern cognitive therapies: Dr Albert Ellis, giving public presentations and professional trainings in his approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as collaborating with him on writing and research projects until his death in 2007.
Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. A licensed psychologist (Australia) licensed mental health counselor (New York), and adjunct professor at Columbia University New York City, she is affiliated with several major psychological associations and societies, including Australian Psychological Society, and the American Psychological Association. For years she worked with her husband, the brilliant and renowned pioneer of modern cognitive therapies: Dr Albert Ellis, giving public presentations and professional trainings in his approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as collaborating with him on writing and research projects until his death in 2007.
(917) 746-5431 View (917) 746-5431
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Eileen Fitzgerald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024
As a therapist, I love working with children: learning about their families, their strengths, challenges, the problems which are worrying them and affecting their behavior. In our sessions we play and create things together, as play is the medium of communication for children in therapy, equivalent to adults' verbal engagement. Through talk and play, we develop an authentic emotional connection, in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship. Trust and collaboration are essential to the work of therapy for children as well as adults.
As a therapist, I love working with children: learning about their families, their strengths, challenges, the problems which are worrying them and affecting their behavior. In our sessions we play and create things together, as play is the medium of communication for children in therapy, equivalent to adults' verbal engagement. Through talk and play, we develop an authentic emotional connection, in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship. Trust and collaboration are essential to the work of therapy for children as well as adults.
(347) 658-5080 View (347) 658-5080
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David Gottesfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
David Gottesfeld (www.davidgottesfeld.com) is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice since 1991, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York. Dr. Gottesfeld is also an Adjunct Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology teaching the Practicum in Child Assessment. He specializes in comprehensive Psycho-Educational Testing and Neuropsychological Testing, as well as child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. He is recognized as an expert in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and is skilled in the process of securing extended time and other test accommodations on the ISEE, PSAT, SAT, SAT2, or ACT.
David Gottesfeld (www.davidgottesfeld.com) is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice since 1991, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York. Dr. Gottesfeld is also an Adjunct Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology teaching the Practicum in Child Assessment. He specializes in comprehensive Psycho-Educational Testing and Neuropsychological Testing, as well as child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. He is recognized as an expert in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and is skilled in the process of securing extended time and other test accommodations on the ISEE, PSAT, SAT, SAT2, or ACT.
(866) 693-9993 View (866) 693-9993
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Debra Rothschild
Psychologist, PhD, CASAC
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a NYS Credentialed Substance Use Counselor. I see adults of all ages in a comfortable, private and safe setting on the Upper West Side. I think dynamically, but work eclectically. I coach behavioral changes while exploring beliefs, reactions and motivations so you understand yourself better and enhance your options in living. I deeply believe that the more we understand ourselves and our motivations, the greater will be our power to take control of things that previously seemed inevitable.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a NYS Credentialed Substance Use Counselor. I see adults of all ages in a comfortable, private and safe setting on the Upper West Side. I think dynamically, but work eclectically. I coach behavioral changes while exploring beliefs, reactions and motivations so you understand yourself better and enhance your options in living. I deeply believe that the more we understand ourselves and our motivations, the greater will be our power to take control of things that previously seemed inevitable.
(212) 721-1791 View (212) 721-1791
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Susan Pomerantz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024
I am a licensed psychologist offering psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I treat adults and adolescents. Sessions can be in-person, over video or on the phone. My approach is primarily psychoanalytic/psychodynamic though I use cognitive and behavioral techniques when appropriate. I have specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse/addictions and LGBTQ+ issues. Additional areas of specialization or interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, chronic medical conditions, disabilities, love and intimacy, parenting and identity confusion.
I am a licensed psychologist offering psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I treat adults and adolescents. Sessions can be in-person, over video or on the phone. My approach is primarily psychoanalytic/psychodynamic though I use cognitive and behavioral techniques when appropriate. I have specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse/addictions and LGBTQ+ issues. Additional areas of specialization or interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, chronic medical conditions, disabilities, love and intimacy, parenting and identity confusion.
(201) 331-6397 View (201) 331-6397
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Amy J Raphael
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024
Not accepting new clients
For over 25 years, I have had the privilege of working with people who have shared their lives with me and trusted me to help through challenging times. Together we will work to find a way to better living - with less distress, more satisfying work and relationships, and a life with greater meaning. I work within a psychodynamic framework while practicing an integrative treatment model; I believe that both understanding yourself better and learning ways to manage difficult emotions are key to a meaningful and satisfying life.
For over 25 years, I have had the privilege of working with people who have shared their lives with me and trusted me to help through challenging times. Together we will work to find a way to better living - with less distress, more satisfying work and relationships, and a life with greater meaning. I work within a psychodynamic framework while practicing an integrative treatment model; I believe that both understanding yourself better and learning ways to manage difficult emotions are key to a meaningful and satisfying life.
(646) 362-2250 View (646) 362-2250
Kathleen Mohan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MEd, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
Do you ever say to yourself "how will I get through this?" Whether someone we love is confronting a life-limiting illness, our child is behaving in ways we do not understand, or our own choices confound us, we all grapple with the strong feelings, difficult experiences and the never-ending stress that can characterize tough times. Terminal illness, grief, anxiety, child-rearing challenges, school and work stressors, these and other of life's challenges can overwhelm and strain our coping skills. I see therapy as an opportunity for relief as well as an invitation to thrive in spite of our particular circumstances at any given time.
Do you ever say to yourself "how will I get through this?" Whether someone we love is confronting a life-limiting illness, our child is behaving in ways we do not understand, or our own choices confound us, we all grapple with the strong feelings, difficult experiences and the never-ending stress that can characterize tough times. Terminal illness, grief, anxiety, child-rearing challenges, school and work stressors, these and other of life's challenges can overwhelm and strain our coping skills. I see therapy as an opportunity for relief as well as an invitation to thrive in spite of our particular circumstances at any given time.
(914) 600-3472 x11 View (914) 600-3472 x11
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Emily Zohara Taragin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024
Regardless of what you are dealing with, I believe in the potential to harness your inner resources to heal and grow. Connecting deeply with the right therapist can help you get to where you want to be. When you become more aware of what is going on consciously and unconsciously in your mind and body, you can be more effectual, less anxious and/or depressed, and have more energy and joy in your life. As I get to know you and we create a safe and meaningful relationship, we can make fundamental changes that will have a lasting effect.
Regardless of what you are dealing with, I believe in the potential to harness your inner resources to heal and grow. Connecting deeply with the right therapist can help you get to where you want to be. When you become more aware of what is going on consciously and unconsciously in your mind and body, you can be more effectual, less anxious and/or depressed, and have more energy and joy in your life. As I get to know you and we create a safe and meaningful relationship, we can make fundamental changes that will have a lasting effect.
(347) 997-9610 View (347) 997-9610
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Susan Weiss Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024
I am an experienced therapist. I value and look to create a collaboration in working with my patients. My practice is both psychoanalytic and psychodynamic. The goal is to facilitate better functioning in interpersonal relationships, relieve anxiety and depression, and to achieve more gratification experiencing the present, as well as in the future. I consider personal history and dreams as relevant as the anecdotal material of life ongoing. We know ourselves better than anyone else. This work is aimed at discovering what we already know and understanding it and being able to make good use of it.
I am an experienced therapist. I value and look to create a collaboration in working with my patients. My practice is both psychoanalytic and psychodynamic. The goal is to facilitate better functioning in interpersonal relationships, relieve anxiety and depression, and to achieve more gratification experiencing the present, as well as in the future. I consider personal history and dreams as relevant as the anecdotal material of life ongoing. We know ourselves better than anyone else. This work is aimed at discovering what we already know and understanding it and being able to make good use of it.
(646) 846-8453 View (646) 846-8453
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Darcey J Ortolf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
The important thing about one's symptoms is that therein lies the cure. Each symptom offers a learning in need of discovery and fulfillment and it's through our therapeutic partnership that we uncover this
The important thing about one's symptoms is that therein lies the cure. Each symptom offers a learning in need of discovery and fulfillment and it's through our therapeutic partnership that we uncover this
(646) 386-2128 View (646) 386-2128
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Elizabeth M Belkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Entering therapy is a courageous but also an exciting step. To feel at home within oneself and to have a sense of freedom to truly live your life, not someone else's, is a wonderful and joyous goal to pursue. I am an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant offering supervision and certification to other therapists and deep experience to my clients. I also have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy which in conjunction with EMDR is profoundly effective. I work with a full range of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, marital and parenting concerns, career, and self esteem issues. I work with adults and adolescents.
Entering therapy is a courageous but also an exciting step. To feel at home within oneself and to have a sense of freedom to truly live your life, not someone else's, is a wonderful and joyous goal to pursue. I am an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant offering supervision and certification to other therapists and deep experience to my clients. I also have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy which in conjunction with EMDR is profoundly effective. I work with a full range of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, marital and parenting concerns, career, and self esteem issues. I work with adults and adolescents.
(646) 351-1694 View (646) 351-1694
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Devin Rubin-DeSimone
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist you will be able to trust with your feelings, thoughts, and goals can be a difficult process. Whatever journey brought you here, we will build that trust so that our work together leads to an improvement in your overall health and wellness. My work centers around our relationship and begins with us forging a safe, comfortable, and non-judgemental space for you to share openly.
Finding a therapist you will be able to trust with your feelings, thoughts, and goals can be a difficult process. Whatever journey brought you here, we will build that trust so that our work together leads to an improvement in your overall health and wellness. My work centers around our relationship and begins with us forging a safe, comfortable, and non-judgemental space for you to share openly.
(718) 865-2492 View (718) 865-2492
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Lonette Belizaire
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
I work with with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, healthy boundaries, who are challenged with self-doubt and negative thinking, and who tend to worry and overthink. I specialize in mood regulation, mindful awareness, as well as, cross-cultural and and adjustment concerns. I work with diverse populations who represent a broad spectrum of presenting concerns. By increasing your insight, facilitating healthy communication and coping strategies, and strengthening relational skills, I will help you towards reaching your goals. We will work together to identify your goals.
I work with with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, healthy boundaries, who are challenged with self-doubt and negative thinking, and who tend to worry and overthink. I specialize in mood regulation, mindful awareness, as well as, cross-cultural and and adjustment concerns. I work with diverse populations who represent a broad spectrum of presenting concerns. By increasing your insight, facilitating healthy communication and coping strategies, and strengthening relational skills, I will help you towards reaching your goals. We will work together to identify your goals.
(646) 627-7322 View (646) 627-7322
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Talya Kagedan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with clients who are seeking to become “unstuck,” to meet new challenges, and to navigate relationships and emotions. I strive to develop a nuanced understanding and appreciation of my clients' values, needs, and struggles. Together, we clarify obstacles, evaluate coping strategies, identify personal goals, and develop the skills necessary for a path forward. My approach is non-judgmental, warm, and active.
As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with clients who are seeking to become “unstuck,” to meet new challenges, and to navigate relationships and emotions. I strive to develop a nuanced understanding and appreciation of my clients' values, needs, and struggles. Together, we clarify obstacles, evaluate coping strategies, identify personal goals, and develop the skills necessary for a path forward. My approach is non-judgmental, warm, and active.
(929) 467-7081 View (929) 467-7081
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Wendy J Sobelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10069
I know that you can move through the trauma you have experienced. If you are interested in starting psychotherapy or if you want a short term, goal focused experience to work on a problem that is bothering you now- I am available. If you are traveling we can use facetime, google duo, video chat or the telephone. Although there are no guarantees, my clients get more of what they are looking for in life such as successful relationships and increased personal productivity.
I know that you can move through the trauma you have experienced. If you are interested in starting psychotherapy or if you want a short term, goal focused experience to work on a problem that is bothering you now- I am available. If you are traveling we can use facetime, google duo, video chat or the telephone. Although there are no guarantees, my clients get more of what they are looking for in life such as successful relationships and increased personal productivity.
(646) 583-3919 View (646) 583-3919
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Brooke English
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions and unsure of how to manage all of the feelings coming up? Perhaps you have lived through a traumatic childhood, relationship, or experience and feel burdened or confused by the past. Maybe you've been told by people that you’re ‘too sensitive’ or ‘need to get over it’. Are you struggling with a life change or problematic relationships? You have been juggling everything on your own, in the best way you know how, and now are looking for more support. Together, we can walk through life’s difficulties and take actionable steps to leading a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions and unsure of how to manage all of the feelings coming up? Perhaps you have lived through a traumatic childhood, relationship, or experience and feel burdened or confused by the past. Maybe you've been told by people that you’re ‘too sensitive’ or ‘need to get over it’. Are you struggling with a life change or problematic relationships? You have been juggling everything on your own, in the best way you know how, and now are looking for more support. Together, we can walk through life’s difficulties and take actionable steps to leading a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.
(347) 848-1614 View (347) 848-1614
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Justine Gottlieb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy to adults and families with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting problems, and relationship issues. I have a wellness-oriented, strengths-based approach to working with people. I believe that we all have problems in living and can benefit from the support of an empathic therapist who listens attentively and can provide insight as well as practical suggestions for coping and moving forward. I look forward to hearing about your concerns and working together to understand what can be helpful to you at this time.
I am a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy to adults and families with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting problems, and relationship issues. I have a wellness-oriented, strengths-based approach to working with people. I believe that we all have problems in living and can benefit from the support of an empathic therapist who listens attentively and can provide insight as well as practical suggestions for coping and moving forward. I look forward to hearing about your concerns and working together to understand what can be helpful to you at this time.
(914) 618-5759 View (914) 618-5759
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Natalia Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
My practice is for those who are looking for a safe and affirming space to search for solutions to life’s challenges. To me, there can never be a one-size-fits-all approach to humans, and therapy should be uniquely tailored to individual history, needs, and goals. Together, we will take a closer look at the interplay of forces and experiences that shaped your sense of self. We will look for the root causes of your challenges, untangle lasting negative patterns and zero in on your unique strengths. Together, we can tackle the feelings of worthlessness, disconnection, loneliness, guilt, and grief.
My practice is for those who are looking for a safe and affirming space to search for solutions to life’s challenges. To me, there can never be a one-size-fits-all approach to humans, and therapy should be uniquely tailored to individual history, needs, and goals. Together, we will take a closer look at the interplay of forces and experiences that shaped your sense of self. We will look for the root causes of your challenges, untangle lasting negative patterns and zero in on your unique strengths. Together, we can tackle the feelings of worthlessness, disconnection, loneliness, guilt, and grief.
(347) 334-6437 View (347) 334-6437
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Number of Therapists in Upper West Side, New York, NY

2,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Upper West Side, New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Upper West Side, New York, NY see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Upper West Side, New York?

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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.