Therapists in Scarsdale, NY

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Sean O'Connor
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Do you sometimes: Have frequent angry outbursts that are impacting your job and relationships? Feel stuck in an endless cycle between dwelling on the past and worrying about the future? Struggle with constant negative thoughts, debilitating anxiety, and poor concentration? Believe depression and anxiety are hindering your potential to perform socially, academically or athletically?
Do you sometimes: Have frequent angry outbursts that are impacting your job and relationships? Feel stuck in an endless cycle between dwelling on the past and worrying about the future? Struggle with constant negative thoughts, debilitating anxiety, and poor concentration? Believe depression and anxiety are hindering your potential to perform socially, academically or athletically?
(914) 246-5714 View (914) 246-5714
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Metro Behavioral Health Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R, CEDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarsdale, NY 10583
We specialize in the treatment of disordered eating including Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating as well as drug/alcohol addictions and mood disorders. We offer a H.A.E.S. focused, weight-neutral approach, with attention to not only the internal but external factors that affect thoughts, behaviors and emotions, but also external factors such as diet culture, systemic oppression, perception of family systems and more. We offer education, support, straight-talk and practical feedback to help understand and resolve long-standing behavior patterns that have simply become too emotionally draining and physically consequential.
We specialize in the treatment of disordered eating including Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating as well as drug/alcohol addictions and mood disorders. We offer a H.A.E.S. focused, weight-neutral approach, with attention to not only the internal but external factors that affect thoughts, behaviors and emotions, but also external factors such as diet culture, systemic oppression, perception of family systems and more. We offer education, support, straight-talk and practical feedback to help understand and resolve long-standing behavior patterns that have simply become too emotionally draining and physically consequential.
(914) 723-6242 x317 View (914) 723-6242 x317
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Kimberly Gevint
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Are you struggling with big life transitions, anxiety, depression or parent/child issues? Whatever your age or current struggle is, I focus on “progress, not perfection.” I'll guide you to manage symptoms and steer you away from identifying solely as a diagnoses. My experience includes postpartum depression, anxiety, crisis stabilization, psychosis and chronic diseases like IBD. Providing support to adolescents with depression and anxiety related to school, family, relationships, body image and social media are more prevalent post pandemic and I lend myself to those who are in need of guidance and support in these areas.
Are you struggling with big life transitions, anxiety, depression or parent/child issues? Whatever your age or current struggle is, I focus on “progress, not perfection.” I'll guide you to manage symptoms and steer you away from identifying solely as a diagnoses. My experience includes postpartum depression, anxiety, crisis stabilization, psychosis and chronic diseases like IBD. Providing support to adolescents with depression and anxiety related to school, family, relationships, body image and social media are more prevalent post pandemic and I lend myself to those who are in need of guidance and support in these areas.
(347) 342-1220 View (347) 342-1220
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Dr. Ashlee McCargo (Née Davis)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Not accepting new clients
You hold the inner resources to engage in self-healing and the resources to navigate all life throws your way. Sometimes we simply need help navigating the inevitable difficulties and challenges we might face. My role is to empower you on your journey, to challenge your lens, and to raise your consciousness as you start to connect the dots. Unresolved emotions oftentimes manifest as depression, anxiety, conflicts with loved ones or at work, immune suppression, headaches, muscle tension and more.
You hold the inner resources to engage in self-healing and the resources to navigate all life throws your way. Sometimes we simply need help navigating the inevitable difficulties and challenges we might face. My role is to empower you on your journey, to challenge your lens, and to raise your consciousness as you start to connect the dots. Unresolved emotions oftentimes manifest as depression, anxiety, conflicts with loved ones or at work, immune suppression, headaches, muscle tension and more.
(914) 491-5767 View (914) 491-5767
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Justin Wixson
Counselor, MS, LCAT
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583  (Online Only)
Are you unsure what path to take? I can help you design a life you love! Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or lack of motivation, or do you know you could be thriving more? If so, therapy can be a powerful tool for positive change. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. I would like you to think of me as a guide and teammate, working alongside you to uncover your inner strength and potential. I create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings.
Are you unsure what path to take? I can help you design a life you love! Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or lack of motivation, or do you know you could be thriving more? If so, therapy can be a powerful tool for positive change. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. I would like you to think of me as a guide and teammate, working alongside you to uncover your inner strength and potential. I create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings.
(914) 326-0847 View (914) 326-0847
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Allison Winik
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., AD/HD, ODD) in children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that a strong, trusting therapist-client relationship is key to treatment success. I engage with clients in a warm, genuine, and validating manner, often using humor to facilitate comfort in the therapeutic relationship. I am a proponent of evidence-based, solution-oriented practice and rely on the strong rapport that I develop with clients to achieve treatment outcomes, balancing warmth in the relationship with firmness on meeting treatment goals.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., AD/HD, ODD) in children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that a strong, trusting therapist-client relationship is key to treatment success. I engage with clients in a warm, genuine, and validating manner, often using humor to facilitate comfort in the therapeutic relationship. I am a proponent of evidence-based, solution-oriented practice and rely on the strong rapport that I develop with clients to achieve treatment outcomes, balancing warmth in the relationship with firmness on meeting treatment goals.
(914) 415-7097 View (914) 415-7097
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Allyson I Aborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I counsel the parents of children struggling with social, emotional and behavioral issues. As a clinician in practice for over 30 years, I have extensive experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. I am a published author, with special attention to issues of childhood and work with families, and have frequently spoken on these topics.
I counsel the parents of children struggling with social, emotional and behavioral issues. As a clinician in practice for over 30 years, I have extensive experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. I am a published author, with special attention to issues of childhood and work with families, and have frequently spoken on these topics.
(914) 594-5738 View (914) 594-5738
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Diviya Agrawal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I am a kind and empathetic psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting you through growth, change, and healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you explore, experience, and process emotions in a safe, nurturing therapeutic space. I provide a non-judgmental environment where together we can identify your needs and gain insight into your healing process. I specialize in working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, lack of fulfillment, grief, emptiness, transitions, and questions of identity. We can work together to explore the unconscious and uncover unknowns.
I am a kind and empathetic psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting you through growth, change, and healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you explore, experience, and process emotions in a safe, nurturing therapeutic space. I provide a non-judgmental environment where together we can identify your needs and gain insight into your healing process. I specialize in working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, lack of fulfillment, grief, emptiness, transitions, and questions of identity. We can work together to explore the unconscious and uncover unknowns.
(332) 239-6387 View (332) 239-6387
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Susan Bosco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I am a New York State licensed clinical social worker trained to work with adolescents, adults, and couples. I work with clients who seek assistance with a broad range of emotional or psychological concerns; such as depression, anxiety/panic, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, relationship difficulties, social anxiety, and health-related issues. My goal is to assist clients in psychological resilience and work toward a return to pre-crisis status.
I am a New York State licensed clinical social worker trained to work with adolescents, adults, and couples. I work with clients who seek assistance with a broad range of emotional or psychological concerns; such as depression, anxiety/panic, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, relationship difficulties, social anxiety, and health-related issues. My goal is to assist clients in psychological resilience and work toward a return to pre-crisis status.
(914) 685-8188 View (914) 685-8188
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Susan Seidman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years experience offering individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy from both my NYC and Scarsdale offices. Additionally, I offer home visits as needed. My work with clients is based on the respect and appreciation of their lifestyle, values, needs and desires.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years experience offering individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy from both my NYC and Scarsdale offices. Additionally, I offer home visits as needed. My work with clients is based on the respect and appreciation of their lifestyle, values, needs and desires.
(914) 288-6057 View (914) 288-6057
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Dina Rabin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583  (Online Only)
Thank you for viewing my page. Searching for a psychologist can be intimidating and difficult, but finding the right match can make it life changing. Many individuals see me because they are feeling sad, lonely, anxious, or "stuck." Some clients want to work through life transitions including loss of a loved one, having a new baby, or divorce. I help many clients with substance/alcohol use and working through traumas. Whatever your concern, I am happy to discuss it with you to see if I am the psychologist for you.
Thank you for viewing my page. Searching for a psychologist can be intimidating and difficult, but finding the right match can make it life changing. Many individuals see me because they are feeling sad, lonely, anxious, or "stuck." Some clients want to work through life transitions including loss of a loved one, having a new baby, or divorce. I help many clients with substance/alcohol use and working through traumas. Whatever your concern, I am happy to discuss it with you to see if I am the psychologist for you.
(347) 321-8388 View (347) 321-8388
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Gayle Cortes Serlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarsdale, NY 10583  (Online Only)
Kudos on taking the first step to improve your wellness! Later in adult life, it is common to question your direction, and purpose. You may be faced with unresolved issues that leave you feeling stuck. Perhaps you feel blocked- unable to find inner peace or joy. My motivation is to guide you to reconnect with your true self through healing wounds and building resilience. Together, we will develop your self-understanding, appreciation, and compassion to empower you to lead a fulfilling life. You are more than your thoughts, emotions, and problems- you are a wise, soulful energetic being with gifts to offer the world.
Kudos on taking the first step to improve your wellness! Later in adult life, it is common to question your direction, and purpose. You may be faced with unresolved issues that leave you feeling stuck. Perhaps you feel blocked- unable to find inner peace or joy. My motivation is to guide you to reconnect with your true self through healing wounds and building resilience. Together, we will develop your self-understanding, appreciation, and compassion to empower you to lead a fulfilling life. You are more than your thoughts, emotions, and problems- you are a wise, soulful energetic being with gifts to offer the world.
(914) 687-5511 View (914) 687-5511
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Lidia E Ingraham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I specialize in a holistic and medication-free approach to minimize and relieve symptoms of anxiety disorders and ADD/ADHD. My unique approach includes Accelerated Resolution Therapy, mind-body/ mindfulness/sensory modalities, and neurofeedback (state of the art advanced brain training system using NeurOptimal). Neurofeedback is FDA approved and was voted as the # 1 medication-free treatment option for ADD/ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I am a Neuroptimal Certified Advanced Trainer.
I specialize in a holistic and medication-free approach to minimize and relieve symptoms of anxiety disorders and ADD/ADHD. My unique approach includes Accelerated Resolution Therapy, mind-body/ mindfulness/sensory modalities, and neurofeedback (state of the art advanced brain training system using NeurOptimal). Neurofeedback is FDA approved and was voted as the # 1 medication-free treatment option for ADD/ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I am a Neuroptimal Certified Advanced Trainer.
(914) 380-7067 View (914) 380-7067
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Miki Hara, Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Do you find yourself constantly living in the past and wish you can get unstuck from your past? Do you feel overwhelmed and anxious? I specialize in working with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression and trauma such as childhood abuse, sexual abuse and abusive relationships. I am LGBTQA+ affirming therapist. I have extensive experience with CBT, DBT and EMDR. I can offer variety of therapeutic approach and find what works best for you.
Do you find yourself constantly living in the past and wish you can get unstuck from your past? Do you feel overwhelmed and anxious? I specialize in working with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression and trauma such as childhood abuse, sexual abuse and abusive relationships. I am LGBTQA+ affirming therapist. I have extensive experience with CBT, DBT and EMDR. I can offer variety of therapeutic approach and find what works best for you.
(646) 401-1969 View (646) 401-1969
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Karen A Vitale
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CASAC, CARC, CPI, CRPA, MAT
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I specialize in providing one-on-one sober support to clients who are struggling with alcohol and or drug abuse issues. I also provide my clients with a personalized health and wellness plan. The goal is to help you live and maintain a sober life. We will work together daily for three months. Getting sober and living sober at home is what I believe is a better approach than attending a rehab. Why? At a rehab, you are going through the process of getting sober with others and the transition of coming home often is an adjustment within the family and getting back to the daily routines. You can get sober at home!
I specialize in providing one-on-one sober support to clients who are struggling with alcohol and or drug abuse issues. I also provide my clients with a personalized health and wellness plan. The goal is to help you live and maintain a sober life. We will work together daily for three months. Getting sober and living sober at home is what I believe is a better approach than attending a rehab. Why? At a rehab, you are going through the process of getting sober with others and the transition of coming home often is an adjustment within the family and getting back to the daily routines. You can get sober at home!
(914) 677-2726 View (914) 677-2726
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Maggie O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
That same issue keeps coming up, although you thought you'd solved it, many times before. You may feel misunderstood, confused, or overwhelmed. You're sure something else is going on, but can't put your finger on it. You may even get the sinking feeling that you've been in this relationship before... but with a different person. It's even more frustrating because you are so good at finding solutions everywhere else; but those same strategies keep falling short in your most important relationships. It makes sense that your energy for this is waning.
That same issue keeps coming up, although you thought you'd solved it, many times before. You may feel misunderstood, confused, or overwhelmed. You're sure something else is going on, but can't put your finger on it. You may even get the sinking feeling that you've been in this relationship before... but with a different person. It's even more frustrating because you are so good at finding solutions everywhere else; but those same strategies keep falling short in your most important relationships. It makes sense that your energy for this is waning.
(914) 363-0893 View (914) 363-0893
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Innovative Spectrum Services
PhD, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarsdale, NY 10583
We use a neurodiverse lens to understand autism and to support children, young adults, couples, and families. Together, we carefully assess the important concerns that you identify. Relying on a strength-based approach, we individualize help, building independence, while reducing emotional reactivity. We have advanced skills in RUBI Parent Training, AsperCoach training (AANE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Stanford Neurodiversity Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Autism (CBT), Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Autism, as well as UCLA’s PEERS social skills, and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).
We use a neurodiverse lens to understand autism and to support children, young adults, couples, and families. Together, we carefully assess the important concerns that you identify. Relying on a strength-based approach, we individualize help, building independence, while reducing emotional reactivity. We have advanced skills in RUBI Parent Training, AsperCoach training (AANE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Stanford Neurodiversity Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Autism (CBT), Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Autism, as well as UCLA’s PEERS social skills, and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).
(475) 465-5364 View (475) 465-5364

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Scarsdale, NY

500+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Scarsdale, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
64% Stress
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Scarsdale, NY see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Scarsdale?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.