Therapists in South Salem, NY

Photo of Steven Schechter, LMSW, LADC, CASACII, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Steven Schechter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMSW, LADC, CASACII
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
I have a Masters in Social Work and I'm a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Connecticut working with clients and their families for over 15 years. I specialize in adolescent crisis intervention and I am able to be straight forward and compassionate in order to build a therapeutic connection. I am a certified interventionist and provide treatment to the family and client prior to the intervention and throughout the entire process. I'm affiliated with many treatment centers and assist in the admission to the most appropriate treatment location. I founded a transport company and can safely escort teens and adults to and from treatment.
I have a Masters in Social Work and I'm a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Connecticut working with clients and their families for over 15 years. I specialize in adolescent crisis intervention and I am able to be straight forward and compassionate in order to build a therapeutic connection. I am a certified interventionist and provide treatment to the family and client prior to the intervention and throughout the entire process. I'm affiliated with many treatment centers and assist in the admission to the most appropriate treatment location. I founded a transport company and can safely escort teens and adults to and from treatment.
(646) 859-1348 View (646) 859-1348
Photo of Lindsay Mulaj, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lindsay Mulaj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Does it feel like you know where you want to be, how you want to feel, and what you want to achieve, but are struggling to get there? In my practice, I help my patient identify roadblocks and unhealthy cycles in their thinking and in their behaviors, and using principles of CBT and Solutions-Focused therapy, support my patients with developing new, heathy, goal-oriented ways of thinking and doing. My practice focus is with patients struggling with anxiety and depression, women’s issues, dating and relationships, and self-esteem.
Do you feel stuck? Does it feel like you know where you want to be, how you want to feel, and what you want to achieve, but are struggling to get there? In my practice, I help my patient identify roadblocks and unhealthy cycles in their thinking and in their behaviors, and using principles of CBT and Solutions-Focused therapy, support my patients with developing new, heathy, goal-oriented ways of thinking and doing. My practice focus is with patients struggling with anxiety and depression, women’s issues, dating and relationships, and self-esteem.
(914) 758-1848 View (914) 758-1848
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Mindfully Mental Health Counseling LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
Discover yourself and work towards your goals. Gain self-acceptance while striving for change. Transform your ability to cope with multiple life stressors and build a life worth living. I can help you with issues such as difficult life changes, stress management, mood instability, social and relationship issues, behavioral and school issues, trauma, and other every day struggles. I offer a collaborative approach that is tailored to your needs, emphasizing your strengths and finding tangible solutions to help you feel more fulfilled. I am dedicated to providing a non-judgmental and safe environment to promote growth and healing.
Discover yourself and work towards your goals. Gain self-acceptance while striving for change. Transform your ability to cope with multiple life stressors and build a life worth living. I can help you with issues such as difficult life changes, stress management, mood instability, social and relationship issues, behavioral and school issues, trauma, and other every day struggles. I offer a collaborative approach that is tailored to your needs, emphasizing your strengths and finding tangible solutions to help you feel more fulfilled. I am dedicated to providing a non-judgmental and safe environment to promote growth and healing.
(845) 460-1024 View (845) 460-1024
Photo of Fred Turpin, NCPsyA, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Fred Turpin
Licensed Psychoanalyst, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
Not accepting new patients at this time. People who come to me are often in crisis. They need someone who can listen deeper than words to bring greater understanding, clarity, and perspective. Fear or depression block pathways toward effective change. I bring years of training and practice, personal sensitivity and deep intuition. My goal is to help you release your own potential, unblock energy, so that you have greater awareness and can actualize that new awareness. I've been trained in five different psychoanalytic approaches. I offer psychoanalysis in NYS. Call 203-894-9489 for initial phone consultation.
Not accepting new patients at this time. People who come to me are often in crisis. They need someone who can listen deeper than words to bring greater understanding, clarity, and perspective. Fear or depression block pathways toward effective change. I bring years of training and practice, personal sensitivity and deep intuition. My goal is to help you release your own potential, unblock energy, so that you have greater awareness and can actualize that new awareness. I've been trained in five different psychoanalytic approaches. I offer psychoanalysis in NYS. Call 203-894-9489 for initial phone consultation.
(914) 256-2520 View (914) 256-2520
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Susan Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
A cognitive-behavioral therapist, Susan's signature strength is treating overall health and the implications on mental well-being. Her 25± years of experience includes confidential treatment in anxiety, traditional therapy, holistic attention to brain and nutrition, EMDR, general life difficulties, depression, relationship and adolescent issues and parent coaching. Susan patiently and non-judgmentally facilitates navigating life changes and focuses on results. Her flexible style, experience and total awareness lead to successful outcomes within short-term psychotherapy treatments.
A cognitive-behavioral therapist, Susan's signature strength is treating overall health and the implications on mental well-being. Her 25± years of experience includes confidential treatment in anxiety, traditional therapy, holistic attention to brain and nutrition, EMDR, general life difficulties, depression, relationship and adolescent issues and parent coaching. Susan patiently and non-judgmentally facilitates navigating life changes and focuses on results. Her flexible style, experience and total awareness lead to successful outcomes within short-term psychotherapy treatments.
(914) 368-2357 View (914) 368-2357
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James E. Blechman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
(914) 297-9783 View (914) 297-9783
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Gary Richard Altheim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
I believe that you are the expert on your own life. Past and current stressors can sometimes feel overwhelming and may take us off our intended path. It is a strength to ask for help. As a Clinical Psychologist, it is my role to create a safe space so we can work collaboratively to empower you to heal, reclaim your joy, build a brighter future, and Reach Your Potential. I see my role as guiding the process as a conduit for transformation and positive change, while your commitment to practice empowers you to realize your full potential.
I believe that you are the expert on your own life. Past and current stressors can sometimes feel overwhelming and may take us off our intended path. It is a strength to ask for help. As a Clinical Psychologist, it is my role to create a safe space so we can work collaboratively to empower you to heal, reclaim your joy, build a brighter future, and Reach Your Potential. I see my role as guiding the process as a conduit for transformation and positive change, while your commitment to practice empowers you to realize your full potential.
(914) 306-9008 View (914) 306-9008
Photo of Alison Stevelman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alison Stevelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Hunter School of Social Work in 1988, and have worked at Silver Hill Hospital and at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I have 35 years of clinical experience and specialize in DBT, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, and Addiction Problems. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual and Family therapy and I am certified in Mediation. I work with couples doing premarital counseling as well as marital conflict resolution. I am available for a free 15 minute phone consultation. All information is strictly confidential.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Hunter School of Social Work in 1988, and have worked at Silver Hill Hospital and at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I have 35 years of clinical experience and specialize in DBT, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, and Addiction Problems. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual and Family therapy and I am certified in Mediation. I work with couples doing premarital counseling as well as marital conflict resolution. I am available for a free 15 minute phone consultation. All information is strictly confidential.
(914) 594-5182 View (914) 594-5182
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Matthew J Kaplowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
I specialize in an integrative approach to therapy, combining analytic insight with behavioral change. I work collaboratively with clients to help them deal more effectively with their emotions and with relationships, to solve problems, connect with strengths, and let go of whatever's interfering with personal and professional success. My approach is straightforward and personalized to your needs.
I specialize in an integrative approach to therapy, combining analytic insight with behavioral change. I work collaboratively with clients to help them deal more effectively with their emotions and with relationships, to solve problems, connect with strengths, and let go of whatever's interfering with personal and professional success. My approach is straightforward and personalized to your needs.
(212) 879-7312 View (212) 879-7312
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White Cedar CBT - Suzanne Davino, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Salem, NY 10590
Hello and welcome! I'm a senior clinician (NY, CT) treating adults, young adults, teens, couples, and parents via evidence-based methods. After learning DBT in 2008, I created DBT partial hospital programs and SAGE, a modular intensive DBT program for emerging adults and their parents. I trained other clinicians in DBT and consulted to agencies. Today, I often use DBT to help people stick to their intentions and goals, rather than feeling controlled by their moods. I draw from DBT and CBT to help patients, parents, and couples improve relationships and face fears. I often help young adults "launch" and work with their parents.
Hello and welcome! I'm a senior clinician (NY, CT) treating adults, young adults, teens, couples, and parents via evidence-based methods. After learning DBT in 2008, I created DBT partial hospital programs and SAGE, a modular intensive DBT program for emerging adults and their parents. I trained other clinicians in DBT and consulted to agencies. Today, I often use DBT to help people stick to their intentions and goals, rather than feeling controlled by their moods. I draw from DBT and CBT to help patients, parents, and couples improve relationships and face fears. I often help young adults "launch" and work with their parents.
(475) 267-4579 View (475) 267-4579
Photo of Patrick Mcauliffe, MEd, PhD, Psychologist
Patrick Mcauliffe
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
I am a Columbia University trained licensed psychologist specializing in treating school age children and young adults. I am skilled in treating a wide range of difficulties that children may have including: anxiety, depression, stress induced difficulties, problems with school and social adjustment as well as family based difficulties. I have also treated a number of college aged adults who struggled in their college experience. Part of my treatment approach is to identify individual strengths and capacities (rather than just vulnerabilities) in order to maximize an individual's ability to cope with challenging circumstances and to strengthen and grow
I am a Columbia University trained licensed psychologist specializing in treating school age children and young adults. I am skilled in treating a wide range of difficulties that children may have including: anxiety, depression, stress induced difficulties, problems with school and social adjustment as well as family based difficulties. I have also treated a number of college aged adults who struggled in their college experience. Part of my treatment approach is to identify individual strengths and capacities (rather than just vulnerabilities) in order to maximize an individual's ability to cope with challenging circumstances and to strengthen and grow
(203) 403-2496 View (203) 403-2496
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Andrea P Jaffee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low-self esteem, body image issues, parenting, relationship and/or work issues? I have over 20 years of experience helping my clients to live happier, more effective, peaceful lives.
Hello and welcome! Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low-self esteem, body image issues, parenting, relationship and/or work issues? I have over 20 years of experience helping my clients to live happier, more effective, peaceful lives.
(347) 797-5845 View (347) 797-5845
Photo of Judith A. Shapiro, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Judith A. Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
As a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience I work closely with my clients to help them better manage life's stressors, explore and understand the origins of their behavior and develop the best methods of coping with and reducing the symptoms of relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss, and family dysfunction. I tailor my methods to each individual's needs and will work with you to develop the skills needed to reverse the destructive thoughts and habits that are holding you back.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience I work closely with my clients to help them better manage life's stressors, explore and understand the origins of their behavior and develop the best methods of coping with and reducing the symptoms of relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss, and family dysfunction. I tailor my methods to each individual's needs and will work with you to develop the skills needed to reverse the destructive thoughts and habits that are holding you back.
(203) 212-9381 View (203) 212-9381
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Paolo Morena, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCHMC
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience working with diverse populations, consisting of different economic, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, racial, sexual and gender identities, as well as individuals with chronic and severe mental illness. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach deriving from several theoretical models. I integrate evidence based methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to individual needs. I draw upon various aspects of Psychodynamic, Couples and Family Systems, Client Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. My approach to couples therapy combines elements of many schools of thought as well, depending upon the needs of the couple.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience working with diverse populations, consisting of different economic, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, racial, sexual and gender identities, as well as individuals with chronic and severe mental illness. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach deriving from several theoretical models. I integrate evidence based methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to individual needs. I draw upon various aspects of Psychodynamic, Couples and Family Systems, Client Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. My approach to couples therapy combines elements of many schools of thought as well, depending upon the needs of the couple.
(203) 648-9414 View (203) 648-9414
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Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
Our center provides expert-level integrative care that goes beyond the surface of the issue. We support children, adolescents, teens, adults and families with a variety of mental health issues: ADHD, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, concussion, learning disability, dyslexia, Autism, Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS with non-medication therapies. We provide holistic, research-based treatments such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, PEMF, counseling, somatic therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and parent coaching. PODCAST: www.drroseann.com/podcast FREE Community: www.drroseann.com/community
Our center provides expert-level integrative care that goes beyond the surface of the issue. We support children, adolescents, teens, adults and families with a variety of mental health issues: ADHD, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, concussion, learning disability, dyslexia, Autism, Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS with non-medication therapies. We provide holistic, research-based treatments such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, PEMF, counseling, somatic therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and parent coaching. PODCAST: www.drroseann.com/podcast FREE Community: www.drroseann.com/community
(203) 295-7813 View (203) 295-7813
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David M Goldsmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
One of the most important things to consider in choosing the right therapist is experience. In fact, it can make all the difference in receiving helpful and productive treatment. I am a well trained and seasoned therapist and have maintained a Private Practice in Ridgefield Ct. for the past 30 years. Due to the pandemic, my practice is now fully remote through Telehealth. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, practical and solution focused. As a long practitioner of yoga and meditation, I have expertise in utilizing and integrating the principals and techniques of mindfulness and meditation into the psychotherapy experience.
One of the most important things to consider in choosing the right therapist is experience. In fact, it can make all the difference in receiving helpful and productive treatment. I am a well trained and seasoned therapist and have maintained a Private Practice in Ridgefield Ct. for the past 30 years. Due to the pandemic, my practice is now fully remote through Telehealth. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, practical and solution focused. As a long practitioner of yoga and meditation, I have expertise in utilizing and integrating the principals and techniques of mindfulness and meditation into the psychotherapy experience.
(203) 916-4167 View (203) 916-4167
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Sandra Tica
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Salem, NY 10590
When you feel safe and supported in the therapeutic environment, the partnership you develop with a therapist can bring about gains that will change the trajectory of your life in significant and deeply rewarding ways.
When you feel safe and supported in the therapeutic environment, the partnership you develop with a therapist can bring about gains that will change the trajectory of your life in significant and deeply rewarding ways.
(914) 350-4694 View (914) 350-4694
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Susan Kirshner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590
I am a very warm, sensitive, and experienced therapist dealing with issues of mid and later life. As we approach mid and later life many changes can occur in our life which may be very difficult to cope with. I will help you to deal with these issues and move on becoming stronger, more confident, and content. Some of these life transitions include divorce, separation, illness, loss, care giving,retirement and family issues,all of which can cause anxiety and depression.
I am a very warm, sensitive, and experienced therapist dealing with issues of mid and later life. As we approach mid and later life many changes can occur in our life which may be very difficult to cope with. I will help you to deal with these issues and move on becoming stronger, more confident, and content. Some of these life transitions include divorce, separation, illness, loss, care giving,retirement and family issues,all of which can cause anxiety and depression.
(845) 723-2003 View (845) 723-2003
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Lynn M. Sussman PhD LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At times it can be helpful to speak to someone other than a friend or family member. That's where I can help. As a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience and certified psychoanalyst I am trained to listen without judgement. Together we will explore your immediate concerns and past experiences. We will identify thoughts and feelings that may be leading to negative consequences, and work to remove roadblocks. You may wish to address a situation at hand or work towards change that is more long standing. Whether struggling in a relationship, grieving a loss, feeling stuck--speaking to a psychotherapist can offer hope.
At times it can be helpful to speak to someone other than a friend or family member. That's where I can help. As a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience and certified psychoanalyst I am trained to listen without judgement. Together we will explore your immediate concerns and past experiences. We will identify thoughts and feelings that may be leading to negative consequences, and work to remove roadblocks. You may wish to address a situation at hand or work towards change that is more long standing. Whether struggling in a relationship, grieving a loss, feeling stuck--speaking to a psychotherapist can offer hope.
(203) 802-6229 View (203) 802-6229
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Laura Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Salem, NY 10590  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals and couples during the perinatal phase of life. Many of us are sold the idea of a "village" and often feel discouraged and isolated to discover the village we thought would appear does not readily arrive, especially at such an incredibly rewarding and challenging time in our lives. My goal is to help clients navigate this path and discover how to incorporate being a parent into their identity, maintain their relationships, and acknowledge their experience. You are not alone, there will be a village, and I'll support you while you put yours together.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples during the perinatal phase of life. Many of us are sold the idea of a "village" and often feel discouraged and isolated to discover the village we thought would appear does not readily arrive, especially at such an incredibly rewarding and challenging time in our lives. My goal is to help clients navigate this path and discover how to incorporate being a parent into their identity, maintain their relationships, and acknowledge their experience. You are not alone, there will be a village, and I'll support you while you put yours together.
(475) 889-7829 View (475) 889-7829

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Number of Therapists in South Salem, NY

20+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in South Salem, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Parenting
73% Family Conflict
73% Self Esteem
68% Divorce

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth
38% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Salem, NY see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Salem?

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.