Therapists in Washington Heights, New York, NY

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Pauline Bernard
Licensed Master Social Worker, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10033  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you facing challenges navigating school, adjusting to college, or moving into the working world? Do you often feel lost, aimless, wondering about your place in the world? Is this starting to bring difficulties in your relationships, or to trigger symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and exhaustion? From high school students to young adults struggling to meet the demands of emerging adulthood, I can work with you to navigate such difficult life transitions.
Are you facing challenges navigating school, adjusting to college, or moving into the working world? Do you often feel lost, aimless, wondering about your place in the world? Is this starting to bring difficulties in your relationships, or to trigger symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and exhaustion? From high school students to young adults struggling to meet the demands of emerging adulthood, I can work with you to navigate such difficult life transitions.
(347) 410-8811 View (347) 410-8811
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Pieces of Wisdom LLC (LyTisha Myers)
MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
Struggling with symptoms of Generalized Anxiety or Major Depression? Finding it tough to communicate effectively or navigate complex family dynamics? My therapy services are tailored to provide you with the support and guidance essential for addressing these challenges and enhancing your overall well-being. Reach out today to schedule an appointment and embark on your journey towards healing and growth.
Struggling with symptoms of Generalized Anxiety or Major Depression? Finding it tough to communicate effectively or navigate complex family dynamics? My therapy services are tailored to provide you with the support and guidance essential for addressing these challenges and enhancing your overall well-being. Reach out today to schedule an appointment and embark on your journey towards healing and growth.
(929) 374-2568 View (929) 374-2568
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Maria Elena Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
Life, with its inherent challenges, often brings forth pain and suffering, and if you've found your way to this page, you've taken a courageous step toward seeking relief. I commend you for that. As a therapist, my mission is to help you navigate the complexities of your experience, fostering bravery in facing the realities of your situation. Together, we can develop effective strategies to confront pain, fostering a path toward a more fulfilling and empowered life.
Life, with its inherent challenges, often brings forth pain and suffering, and if you've found your way to this page, you've taken a courageous step toward seeking relief. I commend you for that. As a therapist, my mission is to help you navigate the complexities of your experience, fostering bravery in facing the realities of your situation. Together, we can develop effective strategies to confront pain, fostering a path toward a more fulfilling and empowered life.
(914) 745-7944 View (914) 745-7944
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Stephanie Drew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10032  (Online Only)
I work with clients to manage life transitions, heal from loss, gain insight into relational patterns, and improve coping skills. My goal is to help you find peace and improve your overall well-being while empowering you to make positive changes in your life. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) in my practice. One particular area I specialize in is providing support to individuals impacted by Type 1 diabetes. In addition, I have special expertise in trauma, sleep issues, parent coaching, and postpartum mental health.
I work with clients to manage life transitions, heal from loss, gain insight into relational patterns, and improve coping skills. My goal is to help you find peace and improve your overall well-being while empowering you to make positive changes in your life. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) in my practice. One particular area I specialize in is providing support to individuals impacted by Type 1 diabetes. In addition, I have special expertise in trauma, sleep issues, parent coaching, and postpartum mental health.
(347) 836-6715 View (347) 836-6715
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Kassia Robinson Ringell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10033  (Online Only)
As a trauma informed generalist, my ideal client will be open to working with different modalities but is comfortable with discussing the mind-body connection as well as a systems perspective. I am most interested in working with clients who carry multiple identities (racial, gender, sexual) as I will maintain infinite curiosity about the many parts of you. Deepening self awareness and making meaning out of difficult lived experiences is what drives me in my pursuit of helping others. Acceptance of what is and an understanding of self is the key to real empowerment. I hope to be a guide in your journey toward recovery.
As a trauma informed generalist, my ideal client will be open to working with different modalities but is comfortable with discussing the mind-body connection as well as a systems perspective. I am most interested in working with clients who carry multiple identities (racial, gender, sexual) as I will maintain infinite curiosity about the many parts of you. Deepening self awareness and making meaning out of difficult lived experiences is what drives me in my pursuit of helping others. Acceptance of what is and an understanding of self is the key to real empowerment. I hope to be a guide in your journey toward recovery.
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Maria Cristina Cintron Laboy
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am Dr. Maria Cristina Cintron Laboy, a bicultural and bilingual licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. I speak both English and Spanish fluently. I have over 17 years of graduate experience in psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of various mental health disorders. My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have vast experience working with trauma. My approach to treatment is integrative, primarily utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy.
I am Dr. Maria Cristina Cintron Laboy, a bicultural and bilingual licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. I speak both English and Spanish fluently. I have over 17 years of graduate experience in psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of various mental health disorders. My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have vast experience working with trauma. My approach to treatment is integrative, primarily utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy.
(929) 205-5669 View (929) 205-5669
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Christopher L Villani
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10033
Do any of the following statements feel like you? 1: I can't seem to fulfill my short or long term goals. 2: I'm often anxious, even panicky. 3: I'm often depressed. 4: I often feel unappreciated. 5: I'm uncomfortable around people. 6: I pull away when feeling close to someone. 7: My wife/lover & i are not doing well. 8: I have family, friends, a good job, & feel empty and alone. 9: I have difficulty expressing my feelings, & thoughts, to others. 10: I tend to put everyone's feelings before mine, then feel resentful & angry. You are the expert on you let me be your guide on your journey to self-fulfillment and self-realization.
Do any of the following statements feel like you? 1: I can't seem to fulfill my short or long term goals. 2: I'm often anxious, even panicky. 3: I'm often depressed. 4: I often feel unappreciated. 5: I'm uncomfortable around people. 6: I pull away when feeling close to someone. 7: My wife/lover & i are not doing well. 8: I have family, friends, a good job, & feel empty and alone. 9: I have difficulty expressing my feelings, & thoughts, to others. 10: I tend to put everyone's feelings before mine, then feel resentful & angry. You are the expert on you let me be your guide on your journey to self-fulfillment and self-realization.
(914) 303-7937 View (914) 303-7937
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TrancePlan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10033  (Online Only)
See complete information at TrancePlan.com. Why choose TrancePlan hypnotherapy for Your Journey? At Trance Plan, my unique approach blends over a decade of expertise in hypnotherapy and coaching, promising a deeper level of personal growth. Leverage Susan Razavi’s 15+ years of hypnotherapy, yoga, and coaching for a trusted path to your personal transformation. Benefit from my specialized skills as an LCSWR and a certified hypnotherapist, tailored to your journey of self-improvement. Discover a comprehensive strategy combining hypnotherapy and coaching for complete personal growth and lasting change.
See complete information at TrancePlan.com. Why choose TrancePlan hypnotherapy for Your Journey? At Trance Plan, my unique approach blends over a decade of expertise in hypnotherapy and coaching, promising a deeper level of personal growth. Leverage Susan Razavi’s 15+ years of hypnotherapy, yoga, and coaching for a trusted path to your personal transformation. Benefit from my specialized skills as an LCSWR and a certified hypnotherapist, tailored to your journey of self-improvement. Discover a comprehensive strategy combining hypnotherapy and coaching for complete personal growth and lasting change.
(646) 466-3170 View (646) 466-3170
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Psychotherapy/Healing and Immigration Evaluations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
Dissecting, exploring and rediscovering yourself and/or relationship is deeply rewarding. Colibri Wellness, LCSW, PLLC offers a welcoming space where you can unpack your feelings and embark on a healing path and impart with you, your partner(s), and/or family a safe, inclusive, and engaging therapeutic experience. Clinicians at Colibri Wellness will assist you in reflection, decision-making, redirection and restructure towards change, healing strategies, movement, growth and decolonization of the mind. We also conduct immigration evaluations and Psychotherapy in New York State, Connecticut and Florida
Dissecting, exploring and rediscovering yourself and/or relationship is deeply rewarding. Colibri Wellness, LCSW, PLLC offers a welcoming space where you can unpack your feelings and embark on a healing path and impart with you, your partner(s), and/or family a safe, inclusive, and engaging therapeutic experience. Clinicians at Colibri Wellness will assist you in reflection, decision-making, redirection and restructure towards change, healing strategies, movement, growth and decolonization of the mind. We also conduct immigration evaluations and Psychotherapy in New York State, Connecticut and Florida
(646) 793-3147 View (646) 793-3147
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Rosany Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
My goal is to empower you to make changes in your life through supportive counseling and education to help you regain balance and deepen your understanding of self. My approach is to develop a therapeutic alliance with my clients in a climate of trust and respect for their unfolding life story. I believe in a working partnership with clients. I utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals through solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for positive change.
My goal is to empower you to make changes in your life through supportive counseling and education to help you regain balance and deepen your understanding of self. My approach is to develop a therapeutic alliance with my clients in a climate of trust and respect for their unfolding life story. I believe in a working partnership with clients. I utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals through solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for positive change.
(914) 350-4375 View (914) 350-4375
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Arianna Russell-Dancy
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubt and life transitions. My approach involves leading with empathy and curiosity to understand my client values, experiences, and needs. I believe in establishing a collaborative relationship with my clients and developing culturally appropriate treatment plans that are continuously reviewed to ensure progress and evolving goals are always at the forefront.
I specialize in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubt and life transitions. My approach involves leading with empathy and curiosity to understand my client values, experiences, and needs. I believe in establishing a collaborative relationship with my clients and developing culturally appropriate treatment plans that are continuously reviewed to ensure progress and evolving goals are always at the forefront.
(646) 503-0740 View (646) 503-0740
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Copley Kemp
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10033
Hi, I'm Copley I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling. I especially enjoy helping women who seek assistance coping with depression, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships. I especially enjoy helping women and others in need of therapeutic support. I am comfortable treating depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem issues, adjustment and career concerns.
Hi, I'm Copley I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling. I especially enjoy helping women who seek assistance coping with depression, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships. I especially enjoy helping women and others in need of therapeutic support. I am comfortable treating depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem issues, adjustment and career concerns.
(929) 298-7910 View (929) 298-7910
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Sarah Gray
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10032  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate, genuine therapist with a sense of humor and appreciation for all of life's experiences. I value a client-centered humanistic approach; partnering to move toward goals at a pace that works for you. You can expect a sense of being valued and understood with some tips and skill-building along the way.
I am a compassionate, genuine therapist with a sense of humor and appreciation for all of life's experiences. I value a client-centered humanistic approach; partnering to move toward goals at a pace that works for you. You can expect a sense of being valued and understood with some tips and skill-building along the way.
(929) 456-5623 View (929) 456-5623
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Copley Kemp, LMHC
MS
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Copley I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling. I especially enjoy helping women who seek assistance coping with depression, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships. I am flexible and open-minded and love collaborating with clients to help co-create their own therapeutic process. Therapy can be a great space to receive empathy and be heard, but it also a time to strategize concrete goals and push for progress
Hi, I'm Copley I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling. I especially enjoy helping women who seek assistance coping with depression, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships. I am flexible and open-minded and love collaborating with clients to help co-create their own therapeutic process. Therapy can be a great space to receive empathy and be heard, but it also a time to strategize concrete goals and push for progress
(718) 521-2349 View (718) 521-2349
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Emely Santiago Sosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10032  (Online Only)
My name is Emely Santiago, a licensed Social Worker dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellbeing. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, ensuring that my clients receive the most effective and personalized care. I integrate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to address a wide range of concerns. Together, we'll collaboratively explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, fostering self-awareness and empowering you to make positive changes.
My name is Emely Santiago, a licensed Social Worker dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellbeing. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, ensuring that my clients receive the most effective and personalized care. I integrate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to address a wide range of concerns. Together, we'll collaboratively explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, fostering self-awareness and empowering you to make positive changes.
(929) 538-3230 View (929) 538-3230
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Washington Square Mental Health Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
My name is Sparkle. I primarily work with adult individuals diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of the following: depression and anxiety disorders, panic disorders/panic attacks, stress, behavioral issues, and multicultural concerns. I’m a graduate student studying at New York University, pursuing my degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness with an expected graduation date of May 2025. Sparkle is supervised by Juan Eric Arevalo, MA, LMHC, NCC at Washington Square Mental Health Counseling, PLLC.
My name is Sparkle. I primarily work with adult individuals diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of the following: depression and anxiety disorders, panic disorders/panic attacks, stress, behavioral issues, and multicultural concerns. I’m a graduate student studying at New York University, pursuing my degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness with an expected graduation date of May 2025. Sparkle is supervised by Juan Eric Arevalo, MA, LMHC, NCC at Washington Square Mental Health Counseling, PLLC.
(646) 718-6473 View (646) 718-6473
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Anahi Rubin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10033
I build my practice on a culturally competence practice by responding sensitively and effectively to people of all cultures, races, classes and religions, in a manner that, the inherent worth of individuals is recognized and affirmed. My goal is to provide professional intervention while being knowledgeable about and sensitive to my client's unique characteristics, as well as, culture, race, religion, gender, age and sexual orientation.
I build my practice on a culturally competence practice by responding sensitively and effectively to people of all cultures, races, classes and religions, in a manner that, the inherent worth of individuals is recognized and affirmed. My goal is to provide professional intervention while being knowledgeable about and sensitive to my client's unique characteristics, as well as, culture, race, religion, gender, age and sexual orientation.
(646) 480-6087 View (646) 480-6087
Lisa M. Johnson
Counselor, MA, MHC
Verified Verified
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a safe space in which to gain clarity, empowerment and tools to maintain mindfulness. Making the decision to seek therapy is one which should be respected and commended. Congratulations on taking this first step. Quite often, my clients come to therapy with hopes of developing tools to aid them in living their authentic lives or to heal from fractured relationships, generational traumas or injustices which have deeply impacted their self-esteem and/or coping skills. Other times, my clients come to therapy to work on simply navigating life’s daily hurdles. I strive to be an objective ally on your healing journey.
Therapy is a safe space in which to gain clarity, empowerment and tools to maintain mindfulness. Making the decision to seek therapy is one which should be respected and commended. Congratulations on taking this first step. Quite often, my clients come to therapy with hopes of developing tools to aid them in living their authentic lives or to heal from fractured relationships, generational traumas or injustices which have deeply impacted their self-esteem and/or coping skills. Other times, my clients come to therapy to work on simply navigating life’s daily hurdles. I strive to be an objective ally on your healing journey.
(347) 991-8741 View (347) 991-8741
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Emy Zener, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Emy Zener, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you a high-achiever who fell off track due to mental health or substance use issues? Now that the worst of it is behind you, do you need help picking your life up from where you left off? Or maybe you are back on track, but still dealing with issues of identity, fears of relapse, or internalized stigma? I work with bright, driven people who are on their way back from darkness to light, from illness to recovery. If you have been through the hell of psych hospitalizations, bipolar, depression, addiction, etc., and have already gotten through the worst of it, I can help you along the next steps of the journey.
Are you a high-achiever who fell off track due to mental health or substance use issues? Now that the worst of it is behind you, do you need help picking your life up from where you left off? Or maybe you are back on track, but still dealing with issues of identity, fears of relapse, or internalized stigma? I work with bright, driven people who are on their way back from darkness to light, from illness to recovery. If you have been through the hell of psych hospitalizations, bipolar, depression, addiction, etc., and have already gotten through the worst of it, I can help you along the next steps of the journey.
(212) 786-5325 View (212) 786-5325
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Holly Gould
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10040
No two people are alike and the same can be said of therapists. Creating an empathetic, nonjudgmental and collaborative space for growth and healing is my primary objective as a therapist. Who you are and what you have experienced is unique, and your path to understanding will be, too. That is why I believe that establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients is a key part of treatment. Such a relationship is essential, as it is often the first setting in which the person receiving treatment shares intimate thoughts, beliefs, and emotions regarding the issue(s) in question.
No two people are alike and the same can be said of therapists. Creating an empathetic, nonjudgmental and collaborative space for growth and healing is my primary objective as a therapist. Who you are and what you have experienced is unique, and your path to understanding will be, too. That is why I believe that establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients is a key part of treatment. Such a relationship is essential, as it is often the first setting in which the person receiving treatment shares intimate thoughts, beliefs, and emotions regarding the issue(s) in question.
(914) 350-2256 View (914) 350-2256
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Number of Therapists in Washington Heights, New York, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Washington Heights, New York, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington Heights, New York, NY see their clients

61% Online Only
39% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington Heights, 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.