Therapists in Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY

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Michael J Pernot
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Much of our lives are series of automatic reactions and habits. In between being in these autopilot modes, we can have moments of awareness something isn’t quite right or we envision our life differently. In our work together, I will utilize our relationship to help expand your awareness and move toward acceptance and deciding on an appropriate action. My role is to provide safety, security and honesty for you to use and explore what is most important in your life. One of my personal beliefs is that we all have the capacity to change and that we all are doing the best we can with the tools we have.
Much of our lives are series of automatic reactions and habits. In between being in these autopilot modes, we can have moments of awareness something isn’t quite right or we envision our life differently. In our work together, I will utilize our relationship to help expand your awareness and move toward acceptance and deciding on an appropriate action. My role is to provide safety, security and honesty for you to use and explore what is most important in your life. One of my personal beliefs is that we all have the capacity to change and that we all are doing the best we can with the tools we have.
(585) 312-3617 View (585) 312-3617
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S S Solutions Therapy —Sabrina Smith
MHC-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620  (Online Only)
The ideal Client for S.S. Solutions Therapy may be struggling with past trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive behaviors, unsatisfactory relationships, and/or their sense of purpose in life. Prospective Clients may have treatment goals such as building emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills, processing and coping with trauma, and/or feeling more comfortable addressing existential issues. Individuals may be seeking to reduce symptoms, get a better hold on their current situation, address deep-seeded childhood issues, and/or strive for general contentedness.
The ideal Client for S.S. Solutions Therapy may be struggling with past trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive behaviors, unsatisfactory relationships, and/or their sense of purpose in life. Prospective Clients may have treatment goals such as building emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills, processing and coping with trauma, and/or feeling more comfortable addressing existential issues. Individuals may be seeking to reduce symptoms, get a better hold on their current situation, address deep-seeded childhood issues, and/or strive for general contentedness.
(585) 534-2238 View (585) 534-2238
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William Schroeder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Not accepting new clients
Relationships and trauma are my focus. I work with couples and individuals to help create more security in how people relate to themselves and those around them. I have a substantial capacity for being present with people working with extreme emotions and painful conflict; providing insight and modeling compassion. Blending therapeutic approaches with mindfulness and grounding techniques, I focus on the here and now to help clients recognize and work on their patterns as they arise in the moment. My experience addressing the socialization of men in our culture and masculinity issues also aid the self-discovery and healing process
Relationships and trauma are my focus. I work with couples and individuals to help create more security in how people relate to themselves and those around them. I have a substantial capacity for being present with people working with extreme emotions and painful conflict; providing insight and modeling compassion. Blending therapeutic approaches with mindfulness and grounding techniques, I focus on the here and now to help clients recognize and work on their patterns as they arise in the moment. My experience addressing the socialization of men in our culture and masculinity issues also aid the self-discovery and healing process
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Zingara Wellness
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, and thank you for taking time to learn about my practice. My name is Courtney and I have been practicing psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapy for almost 20 years. I view the therapy relationship as a collaboration, with my primary role as a guide in creating a safe container for healing, achieving balance & empowerment and developing insight & conscious awareness for a more positive and fulfilling life. My style is that of curiosity, non-judgement and compassion for your experience, while together we cocreate a therapeutic path forward to heal old wounds and evolve into new healthy behaviors and coping abilities.
Hello, and thank you for taking time to learn about my practice. My name is Courtney and I have been practicing psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapy for almost 20 years. I view the therapy relationship as a collaboration, with my primary role as a guide in creating a safe container for healing, achieving balance & empowerment and developing insight & conscious awareness for a more positive and fulfilling life. My style is that of curiosity, non-judgement and compassion for your experience, while together we cocreate a therapeutic path forward to heal old wounds and evolve into new healthy behaviors and coping abilities.
(585) 549-2981 View (585) 549-2981
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Philippa Proudfoot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Are you struggling with issues from your past? Do you experience emotional pain, trauma, depression, anger, or difficulties in your relationships? My decades of experience with EMDR and other therapies have convinced me of their power to help you. I also believe in the resilience and strength of human beings to heal from past hurts. My flexible approach enables me to respond to your unique needs in a caring and nonjudgmental way.
Are you struggling with issues from your past? Do you experience emotional pain, trauma, depression, anger, or difficulties in your relationships? My decades of experience with EMDR and other therapies have convinced me of their power to help you. I also believe in the resilience and strength of human beings to heal from past hurts. My flexible approach enables me to respond to your unique needs in a caring and nonjudgmental way.
(585) 433-4003 View (585) 433-4003
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Molly K Larkin
Licensed Master Social Worker, RN , LMSW, CLC
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like it takes everything you've got just to get through the day? Are you so caught up in anxiety, people pleasing, or compulsive behavior that you feel like you've lost yourself? I get it. Being human is hard. But you are so much more than your symptoms and struggles. Incredibly, the things that challenge us the most can be doorways to real and lasting change. Happiness and healing are possible, and it begins with connection and support.
Do you feel like it takes everything you've got just to get through the day? Are you so caught up in anxiety, people pleasing, or compulsive behavior that you feel like you've lost yourself? I get it. Being human is hard. But you are so much more than your symptoms and struggles. Incredibly, the things that challenge us the most can be doorways to real and lasting change. Happiness and healing are possible, and it begins with connection and support.
(585) 595-0852 View (585) 595-0852
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Joseph Magliocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Not accepting new clients
Now accepting Aetna insurance! Many of us were never helped to identify and experience our full range of emotions. When emotions are not understood and put into words they get discharged through action, usually in ways which are detrimental to our wellbeing. Depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction are some of the harmful ways these emotions get enacted. My goal is to create a relationship with the client in which these emotions can be explored and integrated, which results in greater freedom to meet life's challenges and enjoy life's gifts.
Now accepting Aetna insurance! Many of us were never helped to identify and experience our full range of emotions. When emotions are not understood and put into words they get discharged through action, usually in ways which are detrimental to our wellbeing. Depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction are some of the harmful ways these emotions get enacted. My goal is to create a relationship with the client in which these emotions can be explored and integrated, which results in greater freedom to meet life's challenges and enjoy life's gifts.
(585) 476-3255 View (585) 476-3255
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Dr. Ryan McGillicuddy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can often feel overwhelming, especially when we are at our lowest and most stressed. I recognize that the connection we share with our therapist is crucial, which is why I value a therapeutic alliance built on trust and acceptance. I aim to create a welcoming environment that utilizes storytelling and humor while creating space for you to be challenged and engage in self-exploration and reflection. As a psychodynamic and relational psychotherapist, I approach my work with curiosity and empathy, recognizing that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors all serve a unique and meaningful purpose.
Starting therapy can often feel overwhelming, especially when we are at our lowest and most stressed. I recognize that the connection we share with our therapist is crucial, which is why I value a therapeutic alliance built on trust and acceptance. I aim to create a welcoming environment that utilizes storytelling and humor while creating space for you to be challenged and engage in self-exploration and reflection. As a psychodynamic and relational psychotherapist, I approach my work with curiosity and empathy, recognizing that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors all serve a unique and meaningful purpose.
(585) 517-1135 View (585) 517-1135
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Emma L. Wolford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Has life has put a lot of challenges in your way recently and you are feeling depressed & anxious? Not feeling like yourself? I provide you with a non-judgmental place to process your concerns and gain coping skills as you embrace your authentic self & strengthen your relationships. I have 20+ years of experience & my practice focuses on older teens, college students & adults (individuals & couples). I can effectively help with a wide range of issues. Areas of specialty include LGBTQ concerns, women's issues, emotional regulation/mood disorders, coping with life changes & identity development focusing on the whole person.
Has life has put a lot of challenges in your way recently and you are feeling depressed & anxious? Not feeling like yourself? I provide you with a non-judgmental place to process your concerns and gain coping skills as you embrace your authentic self & strengthen your relationships. I have 20+ years of experience & my practice focuses on older teens, college students & adults (individuals & couples). I can effectively help with a wide range of issues. Areas of specialty include LGBTQ concerns, women's issues, emotional regulation/mood disorders, coping with life changes & identity development focusing on the whole person.
(585) 440-7107 View (585) 440-7107
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Donna J Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
I offer an interactive, practical, comprehensive, respectful and resourceful style of therapy that helps people shift their focus from wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to asking a very different question: "What's right about me?" My sessions, for both individuals and couples, are designed to identify effective and practical problem-solving strategies, as well as to uncover inner strengths and healing resources to address your concerns. I am open-minded and value cultural and religious diversity.
I offer an interactive, practical, comprehensive, respectful and resourceful style of therapy that helps people shift their focus from wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to asking a very different question: "What's right about me?" My sessions, for both individuals and couples, are designed to identify effective and practical problem-solving strategies, as well as to uncover inner strengths and healing resources to address your concerns. I am open-minded and value cultural and religious diversity.
(585) 563-9570 View (585) 563-9570
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Susanna Guarino
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
I'm a therapist+musician who loves working with people on their journeys to healthier relationships and becoming their most authentic selves. I was raised fundamentalist and spent my childhood learning fire and brimstone theology and memorizing verses from the King James Bible. Needless to say I chose to leave the "sinners in the hands of an angry God" mentality behind when I grew up. The truth is, being hard on ourselves doesn't help us or anyone else. But compassion, love, acceptance and presence connect us to who we really are, and who we can become.
I'm a therapist+musician who loves working with people on their journeys to healthier relationships and becoming their most authentic selves. I was raised fundamentalist and spent my childhood learning fire and brimstone theology and memorizing verses from the King James Bible. Needless to say I chose to leave the "sinners in the hands of an angry God" mentality behind when I grew up. The truth is, being hard on ourselves doesn't help us or anyone else. But compassion, love, acceptance and presence connect us to who we really are, and who we can become.
(585) 294-4776 View (585) 294-4776
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Elli Assiobo-Tipoh Mental Health Counseling PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my page. It can truly be a difficult and vulnerable task to engage in counseling. And fear not, I will be you every step of the way. I have a very eclectic style which aligns with many clients' needs. Is it a relationship issue, grief and loss or anxiety and depression- these concerns can truly paralyze one's ability to live life holistically and freely. You will find me to be caring, direct and sensitive, and very client centered. I have a strong listening skill, empathy towards one’s pain, and an uplifting spirit that sets me apart from other counselors.
Thank you for visiting my page. It can truly be a difficult and vulnerable task to engage in counseling. And fear not, I will be you every step of the way. I have a very eclectic style which aligns with many clients' needs. Is it a relationship issue, grief and loss or anxiety and depression- these concerns can truly paralyze one's ability to live life holistically and freely. You will find me to be caring, direct and sensitive, and very client centered. I have a strong listening skill, empathy towards one’s pain, and an uplifting spirit that sets me apart from other counselors.
(585) 229-8683 View (585) 229-8683
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Laurel Seifert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CGP
Verified
Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY 14620
Welcome to my practice. You have made the first step in your journey toward healing. Are you facing stress? Anxiety or depression? Life transitions? Grief and loss? I can help guide you through to find peace and healing. I believe that within us, we hold the answers to the questions and struggles that plague us. However, difficult times often require assistance and support from others.
Welcome to my practice. You have made the first step in your journey toward healing. Are you facing stress? Anxiety or depression? Life transitions? Grief and loss? I can help guide you through to find peace and healing. I believe that within us, we hold the answers to the questions and struggles that plague us. However, difficult times often require assistance and support from others.
(585) 598-4037 View (585) 598-4037

Online Therapists

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Clarissa Williams
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Rochester, NY 14619  (Online Only)
Hello! I am happy you are taking the next step to care for yourself and start therapy. Caring for our mental health is an essential part of our overall wellness. When you are ready to reach out and start therapy, my intention is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can talk about your life and the struggles you may be facing. I will provide an empathetic listening ear while encouraging you to reflect on your goals and changes you would like to make.
Hello! I am happy you are taking the next step to care for yourself and start therapy. Caring for our mental health is an essential part of our overall wellness. When you are ready to reach out and start therapy, my intention is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can talk about your life and the struggles you may be facing. I will provide an empathetic listening ear while encouraging you to reflect on your goals and changes you would like to make.
(585) 682-2147 View (585) 682-2147
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Elizabeth K Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Rochester, NY 14625
Waitlist for new clients
So you decided to check out therapy. Perhaps you’ve had a therapist before, or maybe this is your first time taking the leap- either way, it’s a brave choice to reach out. Your struggle and growth matters, and I’m sure you’ve tried to feel better in a lot of ways before this moment. By reading this and searching for help, you’re already taking action! You may benefit from therapy if you are feeling stuck and need someone on the outside to safety turn inward with.
So you decided to check out therapy. Perhaps you’ve had a therapist before, or maybe this is your first time taking the leap- either way, it’s a brave choice to reach out. Your struggle and growth matters, and I’m sure you’ve tried to feel better in a lot of ways before this moment. By reading this and searching for help, you’re already taking action! You may benefit from therapy if you are feeling stuck and need someone on the outside to safety turn inward with.
(315) 563-2845 View (315) 563-2845
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Quintin John Clough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW NY
Verified
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
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Philippa La Mar
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14623  (Online Only)
My name is Philippa La Mar, LMHC, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with individuals addressing substance abuse recovery and mental health such as Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, Substance Use Disorders, and other mental health disorders. I use several different approaches of therapy such as Person Centered Therapy, (PCT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Delectable Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and other therapies to assist client’s with their mental health.
My name is Philippa La Mar, LMHC, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with individuals addressing substance abuse recovery and mental health such as Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, Substance Use Disorders, and other mental health disorders. I use several different approaches of therapy such as Person Centered Therapy, (PCT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Delectable Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and other therapies to assist client’s with their mental health.
(585) 669-3402 x1 View (585) 669-3402 x1
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Kimberly MacCrea
Counselor, MSEd, CAS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14618
Often our deepest wounds have relational origin. Despite our best efforts to create change, we can often feel overwhelmed and defeated amidst the demands of each day. By focusing on developing a healthy relationship between therapist and client, we can create a secure space to understand your concerns more fully. Over time, the hurt and pain can be found and even transformed.
Often our deepest wounds have relational origin. Despite our best efforts to create change, we can often feel overwhelmed and defeated amidst the demands of each day. By focusing on developing a healthy relationship between therapist and client, we can create a secure space to understand your concerns more fully. Over time, the hurt and pain can be found and even transformed.
(585) 229-6349 View (585) 229-6349
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Lindsay Lupiani
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Rochester, NY 14607
Is anxiety and stress overwhelming your life? Are you struggling to find peace and balance? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Anxiety can be so debilitating; showing up in all aspects of our lives making it difficult for us to reach our personal and professional goals. Anxiety can manifest in various forms including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Is anxiety and stress overwhelming your life? Are you struggling to find peace and balance? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Anxiety can be so debilitating; showing up in all aspects of our lives making it difficult for us to reach our personal and professional goals. Anxiety can manifest in various forms including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
(585) 312-3266 View (585) 312-3266
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Caroline Curran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14623
Hello! My name is Caroline Curran, LCSW. If you are struggling with anxiety, a mood disorder, stress, difficult life transitions, or a combination of them, then you are someone who I would love to help work through and past these issues. People are unique and complex, and sometimes, need help moving past difficult times in their lives.
Hello! My name is Caroline Curran, LCSW. If you are struggling with anxiety, a mood disorder, stress, difficult life transitions, or a combination of them, then you are someone who I would love to help work through and past these issues. People are unique and complex, and sometimes, need help moving past difficult times in their lives.
(585) 501-2714 x1 View (585) 501-2714 x1

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
85% Grief
85% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
69% Spirituality

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

How Therapists in Ellwanger-Barry, Rochester, NY see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ellwanger-Barry, 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.