Therapists in Valley Stream, NY

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Annmarie Fuchs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580  (Online Only)
I am so very privileged to have the opportunity to connect with you. I have over five years experience working in the inpatient psychiatry setting with ages consisting of adolescents all the way up to geriatrics. I have worked in hospitals, schools, and outpatient clinic settings and now have the opportunity to pursue private practice. I am a fierce advocate of the LGBTQ+ community among all underserved populations.
I am so very privileged to have the opportunity to connect with you. I have over five years experience working in the inpatient psychiatry setting with ages consisting of adolescents all the way up to geriatrics. I have worked in hospitals, schools, and outpatient clinic settings and now have the opportunity to pursue private practice. I am a fierce advocate of the LGBTQ+ community among all underserved populations.
(516) 980-4721 View (516) 980-4721
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Yeira Tejada
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You feel you have done everything for your child, but nothing seems to work. Your child's personality has changed and you are worried that things can worsen. It can be scary and frustrating when your child doesn't seem like themselves. You've spent the last however many months trying to keep everything together, but it’s exhausting and you don't know what to do anymore. It's time for a change. Working together, we will look at your or your child's challenges. I will help you and your child discover ways to better handle difficult situations, by teaching different skills. I use an integrated and collaborative approach.
You feel you have done everything for your child, but nothing seems to work. Your child's personality has changed and you are worried that things can worsen. It can be scary and frustrating when your child doesn't seem like themselves. You've spent the last however many months trying to keep everything together, but it’s exhausting and you don't know what to do anymore. It's time for a change. Working together, we will look at your or your child's challenges. I will help you and your child discover ways to better handle difficult situations, by teaching different skills. I use an integrated and collaborative approach.
(516) 543-6039 View (516) 543-6039
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Leslyn Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Has it become increasingly difficult to find meaning in your life? Are you constantly asking yourself how did I get here or where do I go from here? You are not alone. In today’s challenging times, it can often feel overwhelming to motivate yourself to face life, complete tasks or even get out of bed. Taking the first step, although challenging, can be the opportunity that you need towards finding the answers to internal questions, healing past and present pain, finding strategies for coping, learning who you are, where you want to go, and ultimately finding the courage to embrace your true self.
Has it become increasingly difficult to find meaning in your life? Are you constantly asking yourself how did I get here or where do I go from here? You are not alone. In today’s challenging times, it can often feel overwhelming to motivate yourself to face life, complete tasks or even get out of bed. Taking the first step, although challenging, can be the opportunity that you need towards finding the answers to internal questions, healing past and present pain, finding strategies for coping, learning who you are, where you want to go, and ultimately finding the courage to embrace your true self.
(631) 759-8507 View (631) 759-8507
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Sexual Addiction Sex Misbehavior Infidelity Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, SOTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases.
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases.
(516) 774-4317 View (516) 774-4317
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Sybil Cherisme
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Not accepting new clients
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -- Christopher Robin. This is the underlying belief to my counseling sessions. Counseling can be a positive and life changing experience leading to enhanced skills to face the world with all it's challenges. I provide a compassionate and highly trained ear to help with a variety of life complications. In each session I will meet your determination with my commitment to bring positive and effective change. I work with individuals, groups, and all family structures.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -- Christopher Robin. This is the underlying belief to my counseling sessions. Counseling can be a positive and life changing experience leading to enhanced skills to face the world with all it's challenges. I provide a compassionate and highly trained ear to help with a variety of life complications. In each session I will meet your determination with my commitment to bring positive and effective change. I work with individuals, groups, and all family structures.
(516) 473-0301 View (516) 473-0301
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Faye Fichera
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11580
“Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique, and to be more creative.” – Sonya Parker. Do you often get comments about how different you are? It is ok to be different and unique, it allows you to be capable of self-acceptance. I am a firm believer that everyone's path in life is different, what we need to discover is how we will go about this path that we have been presented with. Sometimes, life can become difficult and feel like a never ending obstacle. Together we can overcome this obstacle and not let it defer you from your path.
“Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique, and to be more creative.” – Sonya Parker. Do you often get comments about how different you are? It is ok to be different and unique, it allows you to be capable of self-acceptance. I am a firm believer that everyone's path in life is different, what we need to discover is how we will go about this path that we have been presented with. Sometimes, life can become difficult and feel like a never ending obstacle. Together we can overcome this obstacle and not let it defer you from your path.
(516) 667-1776 View (516) 667-1776
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Therapeutic Pathways LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of repeated success guiding individuals of diverse backgrounds toward improved mental and emotional health. Providing support to individuals having a tough time being human feels second nature. I didn't grow up in a community that encouraged attention to mental health but going through my own struggles helped me realize its importance. I treat adults, aged 20 and up, who are challenged with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of repeated success guiding individuals of diverse backgrounds toward improved mental and emotional health. Providing support to individuals having a tough time being human feels second nature. I didn't grow up in a community that encouraged attention to mental health but going through my own struggles helped me realize its importance. I treat adults, aged 20 and up, who are challenged with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(516) 613-4704 View (516) 613-4704
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Sharise Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
I am a Licensed Psychologist offering services that may meet your needs. If you are dealing with tough life problems, mental illness, grief, or temporary distress- individual therapy might be the way to go. We will work to enhance your self discovery and receive guidance and support in changing your life situation. My previous patients have spoken about increased clarity, better relationships & work, improved decision-making skills, and enhanced coping skills. Children who I have worked with have increased their understanding of changes in their families, have learned to use support networks, and have had greater use of healthy outlets.
I am a Licensed Psychologist offering services that may meet your needs. If you are dealing with tough life problems, mental illness, grief, or temporary distress- individual therapy might be the way to go. We will work to enhance your self discovery and receive guidance and support in changing your life situation. My previous patients have spoken about increased clarity, better relationships & work, improved decision-making skills, and enhanced coping skills. Children who I have worked with have increased their understanding of changes in their families, have learned to use support networks, and have had greater use of healthy outlets.
(917) 473-9656 View (917) 473-9656
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Lighthouse Counseling Service
Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11580
How are you feeling today? Are you caught up with everyday life? Are you at your limits, where you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel? Sometimes, life can be overwhelming and challenging for us. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grieving a loved one, or a life transition. I am here to provide a safe, warm and friendly space for you to tell your story. We will collaborate on healing, reaching your best self, and transforming old patterns that no longer serve you.
How are you feeling today? Are you caught up with everyday life? Are you at your limits, where you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel? Sometimes, life can be overwhelming and challenging for us. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grieving a loved one, or a life transition. I am here to provide a safe, warm and friendly space for you to tell your story. We will collaborate on healing, reaching your best self, and transforming old patterns that no longer serve you.
(516) 260-4753 View (516) 260-4753
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Andria Ingram
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11580
I have learned that people may forget what you said but people will never forget how you make them feel. - Maya Angelou. Life can bring about unpredictable and chaotic challenges and situations which can disrupt your mental, physical and emotional health. I utilize a client-centered approach which will enable you to empower yourselves. The goal is to overcome your challenges and restore your well-being.
I have learned that people may forget what you said but people will never forget how you make them feel. - Maya Angelou. Life can bring about unpredictable and chaotic challenges and situations which can disrupt your mental, physical and emotional health. I utilize a client-centered approach which will enable you to empower yourselves. The goal is to overcome your challenges and restore your well-being.
(516) 604-5204 View (516) 604-5204
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Living In Colour Services LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed, MHC
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Embark on a transformative journey with me as your dedicated guide through life's unexpected twists. When faced with challenges, it's natural to seek refuge in the familiar, but sometimes, growth requires stepping into the unknown. I specialize in helping individuals, adolescents, families, and groups navigate the complexities of mental health and wellness, fostering resilience, and encouraging a renewed sense of purpose. Creating a therapeutic space that is not only warm and respectful but also safe is my forte. Together, we will explore the depths of your experiences and emotions.
Embark on a transformative journey with me as your dedicated guide through life's unexpected twists. When faced with challenges, it's natural to seek refuge in the familiar, but sometimes, growth requires stepping into the unknown. I specialize in helping individuals, adolescents, families, and groups navigate the complexities of mental health and wellness, fostering resilience, and encouraging a renewed sense of purpose. Creating a therapeutic space that is not only warm and respectful but also safe is my forte. Together, we will explore the depths of your experiences and emotions.
(347) 851-8428 View (347) 851-8428
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Bibi S. Karim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580  (Online Only)
Let's Figure It Out Together. The honest reality is that life can be very challenging. Some days are easier than others. For the really challenging days, talking to someone can help to put things into focus, reduce stressors, and manage chaos. My practice is focused on you and your needs, providing the resources, coaching, support, and skill development to help you move forward. I provide a relaxed and safe environment to express yourself. When ready working together we develop solutions and steps to manage obstacles.
Let's Figure It Out Together. The honest reality is that life can be very challenging. Some days are easier than others. For the really challenging days, talking to someone can help to put things into focus, reduce stressors, and manage chaos. My practice is focused on you and your needs, providing the resources, coaching, support, and skill development to help you move forward. I provide a relaxed and safe environment to express yourself. When ready working together we develop solutions and steps to manage obstacles.
(516) 774-5518 View (516) 774-5518
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Ashley Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes it can be hard to accept help. In a world where we are taught to meet every challenge with a brave face and a stiff upper lip, “help” can seem like a dirty word. But it is only when we acknowledge our need for help that we can truly begin to progress and flourish. It is this understanding that guides my practice as a therapist. It is this appreciation of the benefits of help that led me to this field. Open and honest communication is the hallmark of any relationship, and the therapeutic one is no exception. I believe a collaborative, respectful relationship with clients will always yield the best results.
Sometimes it can be hard to accept help. In a world where we are taught to meet every challenge with a brave face and a stiff upper lip, “help” can seem like a dirty word. But it is only when we acknowledge our need for help that we can truly begin to progress and flourish. It is this understanding that guides my practice as a therapist. It is this appreciation of the benefits of help that led me to this field. Open and honest communication is the hallmark of any relationship, and the therapeutic one is no exception. I believe a collaborative, respectful relationship with clients will always yield the best results.
(516) 514-3539 View (516) 514-3539
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Disha Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, Disha Robinson, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Step into each day a little closer to being the person you have always wanted to become. By using custom-tailored narrative therapy methods and solution-focused therapy methods, we will uncover meaning, direction and purpose for your life. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, insomnia, and low self-esteem, in addition to pre-martial counseling, couples therapy and family therapy. My approach is one of compassion and empathy with a dose of humor. Let’s explore trauma, relationships and negative self-talk that prevent you from becoming your best self and develop new healthy patterns. I look forward to hearing from you!
Step into each day a little closer to being the person you have always wanted to become. By using custom-tailored narrative therapy methods and solution-focused therapy methods, we will uncover meaning, direction and purpose for your life. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, insomnia, and low self-esteem, in addition to pre-martial counseling, couples therapy and family therapy. My approach is one of compassion and empathy with a dose of humor. Let’s explore trauma, relationships and negative self-talk that prevent you from becoming your best self and develop new healthy patterns. I look forward to hearing from you!
(516) 200-3762 View (516) 200-3762
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Smadar Prager - Relationship Expert Psychotherapist
CGP
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581
If you are interested in improving your marriage, relationship, parenting, or your self - you arrived to the right place. My goal is to be a partner to your journey, to the change you wish to make in your life, and to help you move forward, happier, more aware, and more complete with yourself, your family or your better half. My therapeutic approach concentrates on short-term treatment and emphasizes on a more open, mutual relationship. Our first phone conversation will be a short complimentary consultation, in which you'll be able to ask me anything about the process or about me.
If you are interested in improving your marriage, relationship, parenting, or your self - you arrived to the right place. My goal is to be a partner to your journey, to the change you wish to make in your life, and to help you move forward, happier, more aware, and more complete with yourself, your family or your better half. My therapeutic approach concentrates on short-term treatment and emphasizes on a more open, mutual relationship. Our first phone conversation will be a short complimentary consultation, in which you'll be able to ask me anything about the process or about me.
(917) 563-4413 View (917) 563-4413
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Joan McKenzie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Not accepting new clients
“You deserve to live a life that energizes you to wake up every morning, happy to be alive!" This is my foundational thought process for my counseling sessions. This may be the first step you've taken towards healing, and I believe it is an admirable one. I am dedicated to helping any individual, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves. Help strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and whole. I will provide a highly trained ear, attentive listening, and a safe space to help you through the issue or issues at hand.
“You deserve to live a life that energizes you to wake up every morning, happy to be alive!" This is my foundational thought process for my counseling sessions. This may be the first step you've taken towards healing, and I believe it is an admirable one. I am dedicated to helping any individual, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves. Help strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and whole. I will provide a highly trained ear, attentive listening, and a safe space to help you through the issue or issues at hand.
(516) 366-3306 View (516) 366-3306
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Michelle Scantlebury@ Common Practice Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
At a time in your life you may need a little help making things more manageable. You might have tried to fix all your problems by yourself... you have asked family and friends for advise... a higher power to make things better , to give you the strength and foresight to face all your troubles. You've even tried to do your best until you learn better but nothing seem to change. If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want , you are eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with the life you don't want.
At a time in your life you may need a little help making things more manageable. You might have tried to fix all your problems by yourself... you have asked family and friends for advise... a higher power to make things better , to give you the strength and foresight to face all your troubles. You've even tried to do your best until you learn better but nothing seem to change. If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want , you are eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with the life you don't want.
(929) 207-6412 View (929) 207-6412
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Trudy Ann Gayle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580
How would your life change if you could tap into your full potential? What if you could have anything you want for your life? Today you are one step closer to a new you. I believe that people can reach their potential with hard work and support. I work with clients to help them feel empowered. As a person-centered, interpersonal therapist, I help clients find, develop, and cultivate the good that already exists within them. My ultimate goal is being a transparent therapist while providing warmth.
How would your life change if you could tap into your full potential? What if you could have anything you want for your life? Today you are one step closer to a new you. I believe that people can reach their potential with hard work and support. I work with clients to help them feel empowered. As a person-centered, interpersonal therapist, I help clients find, develop, and cultivate the good that already exists within them. My ultimate goal is being a transparent therapist while providing warmth.
(516) 604-5726 View (516) 604-5726
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Tishana Phillips
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC-LP
Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Not accepting new clients
Life can be tough at times and the stress can often lead to your thoughts becoming unclear. Sometimes all you need is someone with whom you can sift through your thoughts. By being here, you have already taken the first step in trying to become one with yourself. Allow me to support you through this journey as we work together to overcome life’s challenges so that you can achieve overall wellness.
Life can be tough at times and the stress can often lead to your thoughts becoming unclear. Sometimes all you need is someone with whom you can sift through your thoughts. By being here, you have already taken the first step in trying to become one with yourself. Allow me to support you through this journey as we work together to overcome life’s challenges so that you can achieve overall wellness.
(346) 277-9753 View (346) 277-9753
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Broady Counseling LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11580  (Online Only)
I became a therapist to assist individuals navigate different stressors and transitions in a healthy way. But what I desired more than anything was to create a safe space and represent those who resemble me. As a psychotherapist, I aim to treat pre-teens, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, low self esteem, difficult life transitions, grief and other life challenges. I take an eclectic approach to my therapeutic practice to ensure the needs of all clients are met, both personally and culturally.
I became a therapist to assist individuals navigate different stressors and transitions in a healthy way. But what I desired more than anything was to create a safe space and represent those who resemble me. As a psychotherapist, I aim to treat pre-teens, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, low self esteem, difficult life transitions, grief and other life challenges. I take an eclectic approach to my therapeutic practice to ensure the needs of all clients are met, both personally and culturally.
(516) 588-7306 View (516) 588-7306

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Number of Therapists in Valley Stream, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$117

Therapists in Valley Stream, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
70% Family Conflict
63% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Valley Stream, NY see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Valley Stream?

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.