Therapists in Rockville Centre, NY

Photo of K. Knight Mental Health Counseling Services, Counselor in Rockville Centre, NY
K. Knight Mental Health Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
ARE YOU BROKEN AND HURT ON THE INSIDE? On the outside everything looks fine. You look like you have it all together and to others your life looks great. But on the inside you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and depressed. Are past traumas interfering with your life now? Maybe you struggle with setting boundaries which often leaves you feeling depleted and unloved. Maybe your questioning some of the choices you have made and need a space to figure out how to put your life back in order because right now everything feels out of control. Is the anxiety keeping you up at night? Is the depression starting to take you down?
ARE YOU BROKEN AND HURT ON THE INSIDE? On the outside everything looks fine. You look like you have it all together and to others your life looks great. But on the inside you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and depressed. Are past traumas interfering with your life now? Maybe you struggle with setting boundaries which often leaves you feeling depleted and unloved. Maybe your questioning some of the choices you have made and need a space to figure out how to put your life back in order because right now everything feels out of control. Is the anxiety keeping you up at night? Is the depression starting to take you down?
(516) 243-8228 View (516) 243-8228
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Joanne Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570  (Online Only)
Joanne has years of experience treating the adults, elderly and special-needs population both in community and medical settings. While working towards her Bachelor's degree in social work, Master's degree in social work and her Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Joanne has worked in community mental health, sub-acute inpatient rehabs and hospitals, providing individual and family therapy to those affected by health and psychosocial/socioeconomic challenges as well as trauma.
Joanne has years of experience treating the adults, elderly and special-needs population both in community and medical settings. While working towards her Bachelor's degree in social work, Master's degree in social work and her Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Joanne has worked in community mental health, sub-acute inpatient rehabs and hospitals, providing individual and family therapy to those affected by health and psychosocial/socioeconomic challenges as well as trauma.
(516) 701-2349 View (516) 701-2349
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Steve Weissman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
My first goal in therapy is to make you feel welcome, safe, and understood. The second is to provide you with the support and perspective to take a look at where you're getting stuck and figure out a plan to make things go more smoothly. While I work with a wide range of people, my specialty is treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related conditions, including Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), skin-picking, hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), and Health Anxiety. Please take a look at my website (there's a link to the left) for more information.
My first goal in therapy is to make you feel welcome, safe, and understood. The second is to provide you with the support and perspective to take a look at where you're getting stuck and figure out a plan to make things go more smoothly. While I work with a wide range of people, my specialty is treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related conditions, including Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), skin-picking, hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), and Health Anxiety. Please take a look at my website (there's a link to the left) for more information.
(917) 267-0445 View (917) 267-0445
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Warren K Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
As an empathetic helping professional, I acknowledge the Black and Blue experience, literally and metaphorically speaking, and the experience of Black bodies subjected to oppressive conditions. There exists contextual and historical racial wounds and trauma experienced, with a contemporary focus on aggressive policing, oppression, and intersectionality holding multiple identities. While trained in traditional psychotherapy and clinical approaches, I do/can depart from traditional modalities to engage in anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks to begin the authentic healing and personal liberation for people of color.
As an empathetic helping professional, I acknowledge the Black and Blue experience, literally and metaphorically speaking, and the experience of Black bodies subjected to oppressive conditions. There exists contextual and historical racial wounds and trauma experienced, with a contemporary focus on aggressive policing, oppression, and intersectionality holding multiple identities. While trained in traditional psychotherapy and clinical approaches, I do/can depart from traditional modalities to engage in anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks to begin the authentic healing and personal liberation for people of color.
(516) 597-6987 View (516) 597-6987
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Ronald Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
I have had over 40 years experience providing goal oriented, solution-based therapy. My philosophy is based upon the theory of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. My primary goal is to help the client overcome resistance to experiencing true feelings about the present and past.I expect my clients to establish goals and accomplish resolutions within a reasonable time period. My sessions are conducted in a relaxed non-confrontational atmosphere that allows the client free expression. Most last well over one hour.and my fee remains reasonable. Take that step towards a better life. Text me at 516 8519697. Free consultations.
I have had over 40 years experience providing goal oriented, solution-based therapy. My philosophy is based upon the theory of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. My primary goal is to help the client overcome resistance to experiencing true feelings about the present and past.I expect my clients to establish goals and accomplish resolutions within a reasonable time period. My sessions are conducted in a relaxed non-confrontational atmosphere that allows the client free expression. Most last well over one hour.and my fee remains reasonable. Take that step towards a better life. Text me at 516 8519697. Free consultations.
(516) 289-9259 View (516) 289-9259
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Katherine Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCD
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Making that first phone call to a therapist can be difficult. But the decision to seek mental health treatment is a positive step toward improving emotional health and overall quality of life. Daily life is hectic and it can be hard to find time for self-care. Often, so much time and energy is spent on meeting the needs of others that it's easy to feel lost in the shuffle. Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to disengage from the stress of every day living and shift your focus back onto your own emotional needs.
Making that first phone call to a therapist can be difficult. But the decision to seek mental health treatment is a positive step toward improving emotional health and overall quality of life. Daily life is hectic and it can be hard to find time for self-care. Often, so much time and energy is spent on meeting the needs of others that it's easy to feel lost in the shuffle. Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to disengage from the stress of every day living and shift your focus back onto your own emotional needs.
(516) 629-0578 View (516) 629-0578
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Randy Tanzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Life is both wonderful and challenging at times. The goal is to focus on the positive when we can and to draw on our inner resources to help cope and manage during stressful times.I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years. I am a graduate of Stony Brook University and Hunter College School of Social Work. I have broad experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in managing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and divorce issues.
Life is both wonderful and challenging at times. The goal is to focus on the positive when we can and to draw on our inner resources to help cope and manage during stressful times.I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years. I am a graduate of Stony Brook University and Hunter College School of Social Work. I have broad experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in managing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and divorce issues.
(516) 535-0518 View (516) 535-0518
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EMDR Intensives LI
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
You need help — and a lot of it — right now, and 45-minutes of therapy once a week doesn’t feel intensive enough. Feeling stuck in past trauma and sick of it running your life, maybe you’re crunched on time, too, with a busy schedule and thousands of demands pulling you every which way. Or you’re already working with a therapist weekly, and want to use EMDR as a brief adjunct to accelerate that work. Let’s embark on a focused journey designed to help you feel better, fast.
You need help — and a lot of it — right now, and 45-minutes of therapy once a week doesn’t feel intensive enough. Feeling stuck in past trauma and sick of it running your life, maybe you’re crunched on time, too, with a busy schedule and thousands of demands pulling you every which way. Or you’re already working with a therapist weekly, and want to use EMDR as a brief adjunct to accelerate that work. Let’s embark on a focused journey designed to help you feel better, fast.
(516) 963-2607 View (516) 963-2607
Photo of Elyse Rubio At Helping Hands Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockville Centre, NY
Elyse Rubio At Helping Hands Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Are you struggling with an issue in your life? Feel alone and like there is no one to talk to? Are you afraid that if you speak to family and friends they will judge you? Whatever you are struggling with, you dont have to go through it alone. I utilize various client centered interventions with a strength-based approach. ​ Through personal and professional experience I have discovered a passion for working with individuals to enhance self-awareness, build stronger relationships and improve the family experience. When one member of the family is suffering it impacts the entire family.
Are you struggling with an issue in your life? Feel alone and like there is no one to talk to? Are you afraid that if you speak to family and friends they will judge you? Whatever you are struggling with, you dont have to go through it alone. I utilize various client centered interventions with a strength-based approach. ​ Through personal and professional experience I have discovered a passion for working with individuals to enhance self-awareness, build stronger relationships and improve the family experience. When one member of the family is suffering it impacts the entire family.
(516) 548-6833 View (516) 548-6833
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Leslie Vasconez
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570  (Online Only)
I am a licensed and bilingual (Spanish and English) mental health counselor. My practice aims to help clients understand and overcome challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and many life stressors.
I am a licensed and bilingual (Spanish and English) mental health counselor. My practice aims to help clients understand and overcome challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and many life stressors.
(516) 604-5075 View (516) 604-5075
Photo of Suzanne L. Anderson Lacsw-R, CASAC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockville Centre, NY
Suzanne L. Anderson Lacsw-R, CASAC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Lacsw-r, Casac-t
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Are you curious about yourself, how you impact relationships, and want to feel better? Working towards change, self-growth, and mindfulness, psychological sophistication can develop if you connect with the right therapist & therapeutic environment. See how the past might have influenced present day feelings-a way of moving forward in life. In private practice 39 years: psychodynamic & eclectic modalities. Completion Postgraduate: psychoanalytic psychotherapy,psychoanalysis, Addictions, Doctoral work. Specialty: Depression, anxiety, low self-image, Bi-Polar, Addictive relationships, modifying behavior by acquiring coping strategies
Are you curious about yourself, how you impact relationships, and want to feel better? Working towards change, self-growth, and mindfulness, psychological sophistication can develop if you connect with the right therapist & therapeutic environment. See how the past might have influenced present day feelings-a way of moving forward in life. In private practice 39 years: psychodynamic & eclectic modalities. Completion Postgraduate: psychoanalytic psychotherapy,psychoanalysis, Addictions, Doctoral work. Specialty: Depression, anxiety, low self-image, Bi-Polar, Addictive relationships, modifying behavior by acquiring coping strategies
(516) 445-9085 View (516) 445-9085
Photo of Aliza Goldstein, Psychologist in Rockville Centre, NY
Aliza Goldstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Do you struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, intrusive thoughts, or overthinking? Have you tried talk therapy before but didn't feel that it gave you practical ways to cope with these issues? It can be terrifying to share your inner thoughts and fears with another person, but I assure you that I am here to offer my non-judgmental support, warmth, and expertise to help you see tangible improvements in your anxiety and in your life.
Do you struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, intrusive thoughts, or overthinking? Have you tried talk therapy before but didn't feel that it gave you practical ways to cope with these issues? It can be terrifying to share your inner thoughts and fears with another person, but I assure you that I am here to offer my non-judgmental support, warmth, and expertise to help you see tangible improvements in your anxiety and in your life.
(332) 895-2593 View (332) 895-2593
Photo of Dr. Christopher E Fisher, Psychologist in Rockville Centre, NY
Dr. Christopher E Fisher
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MSEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At Fisher Psychological Services PLLC., we understand that human beings encounter the stressors of life in a variety of different ways. Whether it’s the pressure from our jobs, family conflicts, problematic dynamics in other important relationships, unrealistic expectations placed on us by society's "standards", or the internal struggle to find out who we are and where our place is in the world, our repeated unsuccessful attempts to navigate these stressors can leave us feeling stuck in a cycle of dissatisfaction and disappointment. In this cycle, we can lose touch with our sense of happiness, balance and peace.
At Fisher Psychological Services PLLC., we understand that human beings encounter the stressors of life in a variety of different ways. Whether it’s the pressure from our jobs, family conflicts, problematic dynamics in other important relationships, unrealistic expectations placed on us by society's "standards", or the internal struggle to find out who we are and where our place is in the world, our repeated unsuccessful attempts to navigate these stressors can leave us feeling stuck in a cycle of dissatisfaction and disappointment. In this cycle, we can lose touch with our sense of happiness, balance and peace.
(516) 217-1998 View (516) 217-1998
Photo of Louis Walthall At Nassau Psychology Pc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockville Centre, NY
Louis Walthall At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Book an appointment online via our website nassaupsychology.org! I provide a safe therapeutic space for my clients. My approach is to tailor the session to meet the challenges that you bring in. In our sessions, we'll utilize your existing strengths and build on them using CBT and other therapeutic methods. The goal of our time together will be to effectively address your personal life challenges. I work with children, teens, and adults suffering from ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. I look to help my clients find a healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their coping skills.
Book an appointment online via our website nassaupsychology.org! I provide a safe therapeutic space for my clients. My approach is to tailor the session to meet the challenges that you bring in. In our sessions, we'll utilize your existing strengths and build on them using CBT and other therapeutic methods. The goal of our time together will be to effectively address your personal life challenges. I work with children, teens, and adults suffering from ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. I look to help my clients find a healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their coping skills.
(516) 619-3054 View (516) 619-3054
Photo of Keith Woythaler, Psychologist in Rockville Centre, NY
Keith Woythaler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
I believe that a better version of you is possible. My goal is to meet you wherever you are in your journey, and provide the structure and safety of the therapeutic environment, to determine a plan that is specific to your circumstances, and help you put that plan into action to achieve your goals. Making the effort to start and commit to therapy can be difficult to do - if you don't see progress, you can feel discouraged or even worse, hopeless. But there is hope and you do not have to do it alone.
I believe that a better version of you is possible. My goal is to meet you wherever you are in your journey, and provide the structure and safety of the therapeutic environment, to determine a plan that is specific to your circumstances, and help you put that plan into action to achieve your goals. Making the effort to start and commit to therapy can be difficult to do - if you don't see progress, you can feel discouraged or even worse, hopeless. But there is hope and you do not have to do it alone.
(516) 590-0878 View (516) 590-0878
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Hillary Call - Trauma Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Sometimes you wonder: Wasn't I supposed to be happy by now? When did life get so tough? PTSD and trauma make it hard to cope, while depression and anxiety rob you of the joy you deserve in life. There may be loss, and the heavy weight of grief. Or betrayal by a trusted one, such as a parent, friend, or partner. The hurt and shame that often plague survivors can shatter relationships, jobs, and happiness. Lack of understanding by those closest to you leaves you feeling alone and isolated.
Sometimes you wonder: Wasn't I supposed to be happy by now? When did life get so tough? PTSD and trauma make it hard to cope, while depression and anxiety rob you of the joy you deserve in life. There may be loss, and the heavy weight of grief. Or betrayal by a trusted one, such as a parent, friend, or partner. The hurt and shame that often plague survivors can shatter relationships, jobs, and happiness. Lack of understanding by those closest to you leaves you feeling alone and isolated.
(516) 265-7122 View (516) 265-7122
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Dana M Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CDM
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
When your relationship is not at peace, this brings emotional pain. I am an expert in relationships and recovery. My specialty and skill is working with couples on their relational issues that interfere with the communication and intimacy. In my practice I make sure to create a very safe place to explore areas in your relationship that prevent the depth and happiness you deserve in your personal well-being and your partnership with others. My side practice is mediation, as a mediator I am skilled to be non-bias and neutral which is a benefit for both of you to feel heard and understood. Email me and receive my bi-weekly blog
When your relationship is not at peace, this brings emotional pain. I am an expert in relationships and recovery. My specialty and skill is working with couples on their relational issues that interfere with the communication and intimacy. In my practice I make sure to create a very safe place to explore areas in your relationship that prevent the depth and happiness you deserve in your personal well-being and your partnership with others. My side practice is mediation, as a mediator I am skilled to be non-bias and neutral which is a benefit for both of you to feel heard and understood. Email me and receive my bi-weekly blog
(646) 480-6854 View (646) 480-6854
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Dr. Robyn S DeLuca
PhD, MHC
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many people come to therapy unsure about what’s wrong. All you know is you don’t feel like yourself. It could be many things – a stressful situation, a troubled relationship, or a past event you haven’t fully processed. We’ll work at your pace to figure out what’s making you feel out of sorts. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and flexible to accommodate your needs. Together we’ll set achievable goals with a treatment plan to decrease your emotional struggles, and help you navigate life with more confidence, meaning, and purpose.
Many people come to therapy unsure about what’s wrong. All you know is you don’t feel like yourself. It could be many things – a stressful situation, a troubled relationship, or a past event you haven’t fully processed. We’ll work at your pace to figure out what’s making you feel out of sorts. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and flexible to accommodate your needs. Together we’ll set achievable goals with a treatment plan to decrease your emotional struggles, and help you navigate life with more confidence, meaning, and purpose.
(646) 849-7484 View (646) 849-7484
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Seamus McEntee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Compassion and teamwork are keys when it comes to therapy. Accepting the help you need after making the first step to ask for it is imperative. My approach is rooted from evidence based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with mindfulness in identifying and reaching one’s goals. My services are geared towards your needs and desires out of life.
Compassion and teamwork are keys when it comes to therapy. Accepting the help you need after making the first step to ask for it is imperative. My approach is rooted from evidence based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with mindfulness in identifying and reaching one’s goals. My services are geared towards your needs and desires out of life.
(516) 928-4374 View (516) 928-4374
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DiPaola Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Our practice consists of two clinicians Thomas DiPaola (609)731-0456 and Carol DiPaola (908)692-0925. We have over 30 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. We understand reaching out for assistance is difficult. Treating our clients with dignity and compassion is our standard. Our mutual goal is getting RESULTS for our clients.
Our practice consists of two clinicians Thomas DiPaola (609)731-0456 and Carol DiPaola (908)692-0925. We have over 30 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. We understand reaching out for assistance is difficult. Treating our clients with dignity and compassion is our standard. Our mutual goal is getting RESULTS for our clients.
(516) 548-1986 View (516) 548-1986

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Number of Therapists in Rockville Centre, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rockville Centre, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
63% Stress
59% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Rockville Centre, NY see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rockville Centre?

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.