Therapists in Central Business District, Rochester, NY

Photo of Esther Tepfer, Licensed Master Social Worker in Central Business District, Rochester, NY
Esther Tepfer
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604  (Online Only)
My clients usually come to me when they are struggling with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or personality disorders. My ideal client is seeking support in coping with these issues and improving their overall well-being. Their needs may include finding strategies to manage their symptoms, understanding and processing their emotions, and developing healthier coping mechanisms. Their ultimate goal may be to improve their mental health, increase their self-esteem and resilience, and lead a more fulfilling life.
My clients usually come to me when they are struggling with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or personality disorders. My ideal client is seeking support in coping with these issues and improving their overall well-being. Their needs may include finding strategies to manage their symptoms, understanding and processing their emotions, and developing healthier coping mechanisms. Their ultimate goal may be to improve their mental health, increase their self-esteem and resilience, and lead a more fulfilling life.
(585) 496-9926 View (585) 496-9926
Photo of Susan Bennett LMHC, LLC, Counselor in Central Business District, Rochester, NY
Susan Bennett LMHC, LLC
Counselor, MEd, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychotherapist with a holistic and spiritual approach to counseling and coaching; I offer teletherapy services for the treatment of anxiety, depression, women's issues, self esteem, life transitions, with an emphasis on the role of spirituality in healing. My style is warm, supportive, and focuses in on your strengths to empower you to live your best life. Find me on Headway!
I am a psychotherapist with a holistic and spiritual approach to counseling and coaching; I offer teletherapy services for the treatment of anxiety, depression, women's issues, self esteem, life transitions, with an emphasis on the role of spirituality in healing. My style is warm, supportive, and focuses in on your strengths to empower you to live your best life. Find me on Headway!
(585) 501-2368 View (585) 501-2368
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Vilma Vendrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14607
Taking the first steps towards emotional recovery and wellness are the most courageous ones you can take. Everyone has a different perspective on what emotional wellness looks like. No matter the circumstances, everyone is deserving of making positive changes without feeling hurried. I hope to be a part of your journey of identifying and fostering those personal strengths that have provided you with the resilience to keep you moving forward. This will you help you develop safety, trust, self-compassion, and hope to begin to heal.
Taking the first steps towards emotional recovery and wellness are the most courageous ones you can take. Everyone has a different perspective on what emotional wellness looks like. No matter the circumstances, everyone is deserving of making positive changes without feeling hurried. I hope to be a part of your journey of identifying and fostering those personal strengths that have provided you with the resilience to keep you moving forward. This will you help you develop safety, trust, self-compassion, and hope to begin to heal.
(585) 316-0483 View (585) 316-0483
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Paul R Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14605
Dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety can be incredibly challenging. The consequences of trauma often include struggling with long-term depression & anxiety. Moreover, one can just feel overwhelmed from everyday societal pressures like interpersonal issues, financial stress and the climate crisis. Everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment and I am here to help you do that.
Dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety can be incredibly challenging. The consequences of trauma often include struggling with long-term depression & anxiety. Moreover, one can just feel overwhelmed from everyday societal pressures like interpersonal issues, financial stress and the climate crisis. Everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment and I am here to help you do that.
(585) 634-3352 View (585) 634-3352
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Raquel Martinez-Calleri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Raquel Martinez-Calleri, LCSW-, R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14607
Not accepting new clients
I have a dual Masters in Social Work and Women’s studies from Syracuse University. I enjoy working with women 60 +, particularly with issues of self esteem, anxiety or depression related to aging, or chronic illness. I encourage my clients to strive for “ a life worth living” and I assist showing them the tools available to them to accomplish their goals.
I have a dual Masters in Social Work and Women’s studies from Syracuse University. I enjoy working with women 60 +, particularly with issues of self esteem, anxiety or depression related to aging, or chronic illness. I encourage my clients to strive for “ a life worth living” and I assist showing them the tools available to them to accomplish their goals.
(585) 684-3263 View (585) 684-3263
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(585) 648-1954 View (585) 648-1954
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Alexander Brumfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14618  (Online Only)
Hello! If you're looking for help on how to manage relationship and social stressors, develop effective communication skills, and work towards self-fulfillment, I would love to join you in this part of your healing journey.
Hello! If you're looking for help on how to manage relationship and social stressors, develop effective communication skills, and work towards self-fulfillment, I would love to join you in this part of your healing journey.
(585) 577-5982 View (585) 577-5982
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Isaac Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14607
Isaac is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Rochester, NY. Isaac is a Trauma-Informed therapist, Yoga Teacher (200-Hr), and Master Level Reiki Practitioner. Isaac is an experienced clinician with several years of clinical experience and knowledge. Isaac specializes in working with teens (ages 16+), emerging adults, and adults who may these challenges: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship + Family problems, Religious + Spiritual Abuse/Trauma, and Difficult Life Transitions. Isaac is also a LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist.
Isaac is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Rochester, NY. Isaac is a Trauma-Informed therapist, Yoga Teacher (200-Hr), and Master Level Reiki Practitioner. Isaac is an experienced clinician with several years of clinical experience and knowledge. Isaac specializes in working with teens (ages 16+), emerging adults, and adults who may these challenges: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship + Family problems, Religious + Spiritual Abuse/Trauma, and Difficult Life Transitions. Isaac is also a LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist.
(585) 672-6678 View (585) 672-6678
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Tamie O'Neil
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604
Hi, I'm Tamie. I have been in the counseling field for over 12 years. I enjoy working with anyone who wants a change in their life. I believe that counseling is a way to assist people in moving forward toward meeting their goals and being their most successful selves. My sessions consist of me listening to what you want to work on, talking with you about what you are comfortable doing to create change, and creating a plan to achieve your goals. I do not use just one type of counseling but several types of counseling so that I can tailor the session to meet your needs.
Hi, I'm Tamie. I have been in the counseling field for over 12 years. I enjoy working with anyone who wants a change in their life. I believe that counseling is a way to assist people in moving forward toward meeting their goals and being their most successful selves. My sessions consist of me listening to what you want to work on, talking with you about what you are comfortable doing to create change, and creating a plan to achieve your goals. I do not use just one type of counseling but several types of counseling so that I can tailor the session to meet your needs.
(585) 332-5041 View (585) 332-5041
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Jacquetta Mcghie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14609  (Online Only)
Hello. I'am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. I have been working for 15+ years with families and clients of all ages. I enjoy helping and supporting clients on their individual journey. I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, adjustment issues, relationship challenges, anger management, self esteem, not being raised by biological family, and more. My therapeutic style allows for adjustment, as I meet clients where they are, understanding that some might appreciate more direction, while others require less. Through it all, I uphold the value of vulnerability, walking alongside clients, building tr
Hello. I'am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. I have been working for 15+ years with families and clients of all ages. I enjoy helping and supporting clients on their individual journey. I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, adjustment issues, relationship challenges, anger management, self esteem, not being raised by biological family, and more. My therapeutic style allows for adjustment, as I meet clients where they are, understanding that some might appreciate more direction, while others require less. Through it all, I uphold the value of vulnerability, walking alongside clients, building tr
(585) 460-5790 View (585) 460-5790
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Lyn Parsons
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14610  (Online Only)
Is anxiety preventing you from doing the things you want in your life? Is it keeping you from interacting with people, even those you love, in a free and open manner? Is anxiety sometimes even making it hard for you to get out of the house? Most of us need help getting our harsh inner critics to be quiet. Mindful self awareness, self acceptance and self compassion are crucial first steps in creating a calmer, more satisfying life. I believe that feeling better requires two things: learning new skills and gaining insight.
Is anxiety preventing you from doing the things you want in your life? Is it keeping you from interacting with people, even those you love, in a free and open manner? Is anxiety sometimes even making it hard for you to get out of the house? Most of us need help getting our harsh inner critics to be quiet. Mindful self awareness, self acceptance and self compassion are crucial first steps in creating a calmer, more satisfying life. I believe that feeling better requires two things: learning new skills and gaining insight.
(585) 728-4704 View (585) 728-4704
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Jini Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14605
Jini Figueroa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys nurturing youth, living, thriving through adversity within the community of Rochester. Jini gained significant experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety and Depression. Jini works with individuals to assist them in understanding their internal strengths.
Jini Figueroa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys nurturing youth, living, thriving through adversity within the community of Rochester. Jini gained significant experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety and Depression. Jini works with individuals to assist them in understanding their internal strengths.
(585) 454-8338 View (585) 454-8338
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Michael Starr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy for your child can be extremely stressful. I believe that when a child faces difficult times, it's crucial that they're supported and taught skills in order to help benefit their future. Managing the stressors of life and the behaviors our thoughts create can be extremely difficult.
Seeking therapy for your child can be extremely stressful. I believe that when a child faces difficult times, it's crucial that they're supported and taught skills in order to help benefit their future. Managing the stressors of life and the behaviors our thoughts create can be extremely difficult.
(347) 946-6121 View (347) 946-6121
Photo of Radical Love Counseling - Bianca Guevara, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central Business District, Rochester, NY
Radical Love Counseling - Bianca Guevara, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14607
Have you been feeling like a hot mess lately? Have you been struggling to keep up with the daily demands of adulting and life, you know, you aren't sleeping, eating all of the junk food, not attending to your work, school or family responsibilities, staring at your social media profiles for days on end and just feel like you aren't flourishing in your life? Do you feel lost and inadequate about your lot in life? Therapy can offer guidance and assistance in getting us back on track. I recognize the power of the "Non-judgmental Empathic Listener" meaning I am committed to offering you the space and the platform to be HEARD.
Have you been feeling like a hot mess lately? Have you been struggling to keep up with the daily demands of adulting and life, you know, you aren't sleeping, eating all of the junk food, not attending to your work, school or family responsibilities, staring at your social media profiles for days on end and just feel like you aren't flourishing in your life? Do you feel lost and inadequate about your lot in life? Therapy can offer guidance and assistance in getting us back on track. I recognize the power of the "Non-judgmental Empathic Listener" meaning I am committed to offering you the space and the platform to be HEARD.
(585) 312-6827 View (585) 312-6827
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Quintin John Clough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW NY
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14612  (Online Only)
If you want change at a pace you need, I can help you through a personalized therapy plan. I will provide a warm environment to help you discover and accomplish your own goals and reach your fullest potential. I am practical in my effective style and I work from an integrated approach (supportive, dynamic, Cognitive Behavioral) that draws from my 28+ years of diverse work experiences in front line health care, psychiatry administration, behavioral health clinics and for-profit business. Our focus is on your getting better and staying better. Long-standing problems can be resolved.
If you want change at a pace you need, I can help you through a personalized therapy plan. I will provide a warm environment to help you discover and accomplish your own goals and reach your fullest potential. I am practical in my effective style and I work from an integrated approach (supportive, dynamic, Cognitive Behavioral) that draws from my 28+ years of diverse work experiences in front line health care, psychiatry administration, behavioral health clinics and for-profit business. Our focus is on your getting better and staying better. Long-standing problems can be resolved.
(917) 579-8742 View (917) 579-8742
Photo of Sarah Ali, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central Business District, Rochester, NY
Sarah Ali
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14614  (Online Only)
The Individuals I work best with are seeking therapy for various challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and navigating life transitions. These individuals are looking to find support, develop coping strategies, gain insight into their emotions and behaviors, improve their relationships, and discover a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. Their primary desires and motivations revolve around achieving healing and well-being, personal growth, and an overall improved quality of life.
The Individuals I work best with are seeking therapy for various challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and navigating life transitions. These individuals are looking to find support, develop coping strategies, gain insight into their emotions and behaviors, improve their relationships, and discover a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. Their primary desires and motivations revolve around achieving healing and well-being, personal growth, and an overall improved quality of life.
(929) 265-5098 View (929) 265-5098
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John A. Laprade
Counselor, LMHC, LPCMHSP, NCC, MSE, CAS
Verified
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and have earned a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University. After over 25 years as a professional in the film/television and music industries, I've embarked on a career in counseling with energy and passion to assist individuals with a variety of mental health and emotional challenges. As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, my approach is based on a foundation of person-centered and humanistic values. I believe that providing a safe, confidential, empathic and nonjudgmental environment is paramount to successful therapy.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and have earned a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University. After over 25 years as a professional in the film/television and music industries, I've embarked on a career in counseling with energy and passion to assist individuals with a variety of mental health and emotional challenges. As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, my approach is based on a foundation of person-centered and humanistic values. I believe that providing a safe, confidential, empathic and nonjudgmental environment is paramount to successful therapy.
(607) 208-7698 View (607) 208-7698
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Aspire Counseling and Coaching by Mary Testa, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, MS, Ed, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14614
I believe that everyone can benefit from personal growth. I can connect with anyone of any race, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation. I work with healthy individuals with life challenges as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems and parenting issues. I am adept at working with PTSD and Sexual Abuse Survivors. I love working with High School students, College age and beyond. I can assist you with your career and life direction. I am easy to connect with as I am not only approachable, and you will find me casual and laid back in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment.
I believe that everyone can benefit from personal growth. I can connect with anyone of any race, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation. I work with healthy individuals with life challenges as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems and parenting issues. I am adept at working with PTSD and Sexual Abuse Survivors. I love working with High School students, College age and beyond. I can assist you with your career and life direction. I am easy to connect with as I am not only approachable, and you will find me casual and laid back in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment.
(585) 447-5207 View (585) 447-5207
Photo of Rachel Astarte • Self Specialist, Marriage & Family Therapist in Central Business District, Rochester, NY
Rachel Astarte • Self Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA, CLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14604  (Online Only)
Whatever feels “off” in your life—depression, unhealthy boundaries, a dead-end career, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem—is a symptom of a larger problem: an unbalanced and under-appreciated Self. Just like a fever lets us know we have an infection, life problems let us know something deep within us isn’t right. We don’t blame the fever, we thank it for alerting us to the bigger problem. Using life’s challenges as a guide, we work together to build the foundation of self you need in order to live an enriching and fully human life. This deep work benefits not only yourself but also your loved ones and the rest of our human family.
Whatever feels “off” in your life—depression, unhealthy boundaries, a dead-end career, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem—is a symptom of a larger problem: an unbalanced and under-appreciated Self. Just like a fever lets us know we have an infection, life problems let us know something deep within us isn’t right. We don’t blame the fever, we thank it for alerting us to the bigger problem. Using life’s challenges as a guide, we work together to build the foundation of self you need in order to live an enriching and fully human life. This deep work benefits not only yourself but also your loved ones and the rest of our human family.
(845) 442-6421 View (845) 442-6421
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Jane Kupershteyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Business District, Rochester, NY 14614  (Online Only)
This is a moment to pause and remind yourself that it does not have to feel like this all the time. Whether you have been searching for a you that feels lighter, are going through a tough transition, or are under a mountain of stress and anxiety, today can be the day it begins to feel better. No matter if your goals are short or long term, together we can start precisely where you are and travel forward.
This is a moment to pause and remind yourself that it does not have to feel like this all the time. Whether you have been searching for a you that feels lighter, are going through a tough transition, or are under a mountain of stress and anxiety, today can be the day it begins to feel better. No matter if your goals are short or long term, together we can start precisely where you are and travel forward.
(929) 325-0161 View (929) 325-0161

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Number of Therapists in Central Business District, Rochester, NY

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Central Business District, Rochester, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
78% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Central Business District, Rochester, NY see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
25% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central Business District, Rochester?

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.