Therapists in Vestal, NY

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Jill Van Pelt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
I have been a clinical social worker since 2001 and first began to provide counseling when I was a graduate student. I have worked with hundreds of adult and adolescent clients of all ages since then who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, impact of childhood trauma on adult functioning/relationships, bipolar disorder and those living with chronic mental and physical health issues. I can help you help yourself to finally feel better using techniques derived from solution-focused, cognitive-behavior (CBT) and dialectical-behavior (DBT) therapies.
I have been a clinical social worker since 2001 and first began to provide counseling when I was a graduate student. I have worked with hundreds of adult and adolescent clients of all ages since then who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, impact of childhood trauma on adult functioning/relationships, bipolar disorder and those living with chronic mental and physical health issues. I can help you help yourself to finally feel better using techniques derived from solution-focused, cognitive-behavior (CBT) and dialectical-behavior (DBT) therapies.
(607) 304-3887 View (607) 304-3887
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Kim Hayden
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestal, NY 13850
I am so excited to be able to offer Art Therapy as a unique counseling alternative to traditional talk therapy. I believe strongly that through the art making process one can learn a great deal about themselves and find ways to handle current challenges. I have a studio filled with everything from drawing materials and paints to clay, plaster, found objects and much more. Together we can explore different mediums and help you find your voice through the creative process. My background in the creative arts allows us the opportunity to add music, poetry/journaling, movement and drama if you would like. No prior artistic skills are needed. My goal is exploring the art process and thoughts and feelings that arise from the creation of art work rather than achieving a polished finished product. I look forward to providing therapy in the art studio with individuals, families and groups.
I am so excited to be able to offer Art Therapy as a unique counseling alternative to traditional talk therapy. I believe strongly that through the art making process one can learn a great deal about themselves and find ways to handle current challenges. I have a studio filled with everything from drawing materials and paints to clay, plaster, found objects and much more. Together we can explore different mediums and help you find your voice through the creative process. My background in the creative arts allows us the opportunity to add music, poetry/journaling, movement and drama if you would like. No prior artistic skills are needed. My goal is exploring the art process and thoughts and feelings that arise from the creation of art work rather than achieving a polished finished product. I look forward to providing therapy in the art studio with individuals, families and groups.
(607) 214-9988 View (607) 214-9988
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Nancy R. Avery
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestal, NY 13850
I provide psychotherapy to individuals ages 13 & up. I have over 20 years experience working in our community to help resolve issues & build resiliency for difficult emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, & relational issues. With teamwork, patience, honesty, & active participation we can uncover the meaning & function of your symptoms through exploration of your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. I will assist you in gaining insight into your development & experiences that may have lead to disruptive behavior & thought patterns to help you create appropriate, realistic & lasting solutions.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals ages 13 & up. I have over 20 years experience working in our community to help resolve issues & build resiliency for difficult emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, & relational issues. With teamwork, patience, honesty, & active participation we can uncover the meaning & function of your symptoms through exploration of your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. I will assist you in gaining insight into your development & experiences that may have lead to disruptive behavior & thought patterns to help you create appropriate, realistic & lasting solutions.
(607) 269-4359 View (607) 269-4359
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Matthew Lamphere
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
My work as a therapist has focused on helping individuals with a variety of challenges, including recovery from alcohol and drug use, managing depression and anxiety, navigating relationship challenges, men's issues, and codependency among others. While these challenges are common for many folks, I tailor my approach to meet your needs and goals that are most important to you in a non-judgmental and open way.
My work as a therapist has focused on helping individuals with a variety of challenges, including recovery from alcohol and drug use, managing depression and anxiety, navigating relationship challenges, men's issues, and codependency among others. While these challenges are common for many folks, I tailor my approach to meet your needs and goals that are most important to you in a non-judgmental and open way.
(607) 208-7746 View (607) 208-7746
Deborah J Brooker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
I never cease to be amazed at the strengths my clients show when tackling challenges, experiencing distressing emotions, or recalling upsetting memories. I would like to help you see and develop those strengths in yourself. Working together, we will find ways for you to use your strengths to make the changes you desire in your life. I work well with a variety of issues but feel I can be most helpful to those who have histories of trauma and abuse, individuals who struggle with coping with emotions, and people whose lives have been significantly impacted by mood or anxiety disorders.
I never cease to be amazed at the strengths my clients show when tackling challenges, experiencing distressing emotions, or recalling upsetting memories. I would like to help you see and develop those strengths in yourself. Working together, we will find ways for you to use your strengths to make the changes you desire in your life. I work well with a variety of issues but feel I can be most helpful to those who have histories of trauma and abuse, individuals who struggle with coping with emotions, and people whose lives have been significantly impacted by mood or anxiety disorders.
(607) 216-9948 View (607) 216-9948
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Hannah Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
My approach is to try to respond to the unique needs of each client. We all need a place where we can be ourselves and find meaning and healing. I will work with you to explore life's challenges and find insight and acceptance. I generally work best with clients who are looking for personal growth and better self care and life balance. I also provide life coaching and work with those who are going through transitional periods or want to explore spirituality. I have particular interest in philosophy, Buddhism and mindfulness and the creative arts and offer lessons in healing through art and sketch-booking.
My approach is to try to respond to the unique needs of each client. We all need a place where we can be ourselves and find meaning and healing. I will work with you to explore life's challenges and find insight and acceptance. I generally work best with clients who are looking for personal growth and better self care and life balance. I also provide life coaching and work with those who are going through transitional periods or want to explore spirituality. I have particular interest in philosophy, Buddhism and mindfulness and the creative arts and offer lessons in healing through art and sketch-booking.
(607) 271-6160 View (607) 271-6160
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Virginia Anne Bronson Msed Lcswr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist, having graduate degrees in both Social Work and Counseling Education. My prior experience was in schools for 3 years, a mental health clinic 12 yrs and private practice 11 yrs. I have gained experience with people of all ages, having personal/mental health issues of varying degrees, from mild depression/anxiety to serious mental health illnesses. Besides counseling individuals, I also counsel couples and families. My emphasis is in helping to create or maintain positive emotional health in my clients...to see the proverbial glass as half full rather than as half empty.
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist, having graduate degrees in both Social Work and Counseling Education. My prior experience was in schools for 3 years, a mental health clinic 12 yrs and private practice 11 yrs. I have gained experience with people of all ages, having personal/mental health issues of varying degrees, from mild depression/anxiety to serious mental health illnesses. Besides counseling individuals, I also counsel couples and families. My emphasis is in helping to create or maintain positive emotional health in my clients...to see the proverbial glass as half full rather than as half empty.
(607) 216-4752 View (607) 216-4752
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Sue E Rapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
ADHD touches your life from the moment you wake up to the instant you fall asleep. Your health, personality and preferences, friendships and relationships - and truly everything else in between is colored by your ADHD.
ADHD touches your life from the moment you wake up to the instant you fall asleep. Your health, personality and preferences, friendships and relationships - and truly everything else in between is colored by your ADHD.
(607) 251-0806 View (607) 251-0806
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Brittany J. Rigoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
Harriet Tubman once said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Within our therapeutic relationship, you are the dreamer. You have in you the passion, strength, capacity, courage, and self-determination to make change happen. If you want to confront and change negative habits, thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors, to learn skills and strategies to improve your social skills or relationships, or to attain freedom from what has stifled you from being your best self, I am here to tell you it IS possible.
Harriet Tubman once said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Within our therapeutic relationship, you are the dreamer. You have in you the passion, strength, capacity, courage, and self-determination to make change happen. If you want to confront and change negative habits, thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors, to learn skills and strategies to improve your social skills or relationships, or to attain freedom from what has stifled you from being your best self, I am here to tell you it IS possible.
(607) 208-7968 View (607) 208-7968
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Maryam Keesee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850  (Online Only)
Greetings, I'm Maryam, a dedicated integrative therapist specializing in the powerful combination of psychological counseling and energetic therapies, with a background in understanding the complexities of human behavior within and a deep passion for holistic wellness, I have devoted myself to guiding individuals toward emotional balance, mental well-being, and spiritual harmony. Through my work, I aim to create a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore and heal their psychological and emotional pains. I integrate traditional psychological counseling techniques with energetic therapy modalities.
Greetings, I'm Maryam, a dedicated integrative therapist specializing in the powerful combination of psychological counseling and energetic therapies, with a background in understanding the complexities of human behavior within and a deep passion for holistic wellness, I have devoted myself to guiding individuals toward emotional balance, mental well-being, and spiritual harmony. Through my work, I aim to create a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore and heal their psychological and emotional pains. I integrate traditional psychological counseling techniques with energetic therapy modalities.
(607) 305-6481 View (607) 305-6481
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Amanda Brechko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vestal, NY 13850  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Let’s be real. Life is hard. It is messy and crazy, and sometimes, it feels out of control. Your house is a mess, the kids are screaming, the dog needs to go out, the garbage is overflowing, your boss needs this project done yesterday.... You just cannot get a moment to think straight. Then there’s that thought in the back of your mind that you are not doing enough, that you’re not enough. You’re questioning yourself and feeling overwhelmed. You have lost that spark, that thing that excites you, your true self. This is where therapy comes in. This is the time to take care of you!
Let’s be real. Life is hard. It is messy and crazy, and sometimes, it feels out of control. Your house is a mess, the kids are screaming, the dog needs to go out, the garbage is overflowing, your boss needs this project done yesterday.... You just cannot get a moment to think straight. Then there’s that thought in the back of your mind that you are not doing enough, that you’re not enough. You’re questioning yourself and feeling overwhelmed. You have lost that spark, that thing that excites you, your true self. This is where therapy comes in. This is the time to take care of you!
(607) 208-7959 View (607) 208-7959
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Cindy DIntrono Fitch
MA, MHC-LP
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Do you need changes in your life? Whether entering therapy due to suffering from negative thinking, constant worry, interrupted sleep, exhaustion, or low mood, I will work with you to develop emotional growth using behavioral health changes to get back to the real you. I believe that healing, growth, and acceptance evolve through building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you. Deep focus on you includes more than identifying depression, anxiety, and interpersonal communication or conflict – it means walking beside you on your journey in an authentic, meaningful way.
Do you need changes in your life? Whether entering therapy due to suffering from negative thinking, constant worry, interrupted sleep, exhaustion, or low mood, I will work with you to develop emotional growth using behavioral health changes to get back to the real you. I believe that healing, growth, and acceptance evolve through building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you. Deep focus on you includes more than identifying depression, anxiety, and interpersonal communication or conflict – it means walking beside you on your journey in an authentic, meaningful way.
(607) 307-2808 View (607) 307-2808
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Amanda Micholychak
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestal, NY 13850
Hi! I am a licensed, board certified art therapist with 14 years of clinical experience. I became an art therapist out of my love for connecting with others, making art, and learning about human behavior and emotion. Creative art-making can be an incredibly powerful and enjoyable tool in the therapy process. It allows us to express feelings for which we often cannot find words, allowing for growth, change, and healing. Brain imaging technology has shown art-making increases neural activity in the parts of our brains responsible for resiliency, critical thinking, coping skill development, empathy, and stress.
Hi! I am a licensed, board certified art therapist with 14 years of clinical experience. I became an art therapist out of my love for connecting with others, making art, and learning about human behavior and emotion. Creative art-making can be an incredibly powerful and enjoyable tool in the therapy process. It allows us to express feelings for which we often cannot find words, allowing for growth, change, and healing. Brain imaging technology has shown art-making increases neural activity in the parts of our brains responsible for resiliency, critical thinking, coping skill development, empathy, and stress.
(607) 703-3637 View (607) 703-3637
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peacefulpathwayscounseling.com
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
I specialize in individual counseling for people suffering with mental health disorders, serious illness, grief, death, weight loss, and LGBT issues, especially transgender. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with Masters Degrees in Applied Social Science and in Social Work. I am in private practice and am a member of NASW. I have many years of mental health experience, both inpatient and outpatient, serving a diverse population.
I specialize in individual counseling for people suffering with mental health disorders, serious illness, grief, death, weight loss, and LGBT issues, especially transgender. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with Masters Degrees in Applied Social Science and in Social Work. I am in private practice and am a member of NASW. I have many years of mental health experience, both inpatient and outpatient, serving a diverse population.
(607) 300-6760 View (607) 300-6760
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Guy Windingland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced, licensed therapist who would like to help you with your relationship concerns, addiction/codependency/recovery issues, depression, anxiety or grief. From the first phone contact, to the first appointment, and every one thereafter, every effort is made to ensure your concerns are addressed in a friendly, caring and professional manner. Each person's needs are assessed by careful listening and thoughtful consideration, applying over 25 years of experience to the issues at hand. Treatment plans are arrived at following a process of gauging client strengths, apparent obstacles, and then, potential solutions. This is a "team effort."
I am an experienced, licensed therapist who would like to help you with your relationship concerns, addiction/codependency/recovery issues, depression, anxiety or grief. From the first phone contact, to the first appointment, and every one thereafter, every effort is made to ensure your concerns are addressed in a friendly, caring and professional manner. Each person's needs are assessed by careful listening and thoughtful consideration, applying over 25 years of experience to the issues at hand. Treatment plans are arrived at following a process of gauging client strengths, apparent obstacles, and then, potential solutions. This is a "team effort."
(607) 229-1556 View (607) 229-1556
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Matthew T Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850  (Online Only)
Clinically, any potential client of mine should know that I have an eclectic framework for practicing psychotherapy. I conduct CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), TF-CBT (trauma-focused CBT), ABA (applied behavioral analysis), solution-focused therapy, and structural and strategic family therapy. I love learning about neurobiology and the effects that stress has on the brain. Interpersonally, a client coming into session with me can expect to encounter a warm, compassionate, and encouraging soul who has a dry sense of humor and tends to address problems in a straightforward manner.
Clinically, any potential client of mine should know that I have an eclectic framework for practicing psychotherapy. I conduct CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), TF-CBT (trauma-focused CBT), ABA (applied behavioral analysis), solution-focused therapy, and structural and strategic family therapy. I love learning about neurobiology and the effects that stress has on the brain. Interpersonally, a client coming into session with me can expect to encounter a warm, compassionate, and encouraging soul who has a dry sense of humor and tends to address problems in a straightforward manner.
(631) 868-5561 View (631) 868-5561
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Georgia Wimberly: Empowerment Counseling For Teen Girls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestal, NY 13850  (Online Only)
I specialize in empowering teen girls as they journey through adolescence and enter young adulthood. I help girls develop the tools they need to have strong peer and family relationships, make healthy choices, build confidence/self-esteem, and Be Happy! My approach is proactive and preventive because adolescence is a time for learning and personal growth. My style is relaxed, friendly, and down-to-earth. From the moment your teen meets me, she will feel respected, accepted, and understood. Our work together will focus on skill and confidence building, NOT labels and stigma.
I specialize in empowering teen girls as they journey through adolescence and enter young adulthood. I help girls develop the tools they need to have strong peer and family relationships, make healthy choices, build confidence/self-esteem, and Be Happy! My approach is proactive and preventive because adolescence is a time for learning and personal growth. My style is relaxed, friendly, and down-to-earth. From the moment your teen meets me, she will feel respected, accepted, and understood. Our work together will focus on skill and confidence building, NOT labels and stigma.
(607) 564-4630 View (607) 564-4630
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Mark B Cantales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestal, NY 13850
Not accepting new clients
I have devoted much of my practice to working with children, adolescents and their families, but I provide treatment to a wide range of clients. I provide individual and group therapy as well as marital and couples counseling.
I have devoted much of my practice to working with children, adolescents and their families, but I provide treatment to a wide range of clients. I provide individual and group therapy as well as marital and couples counseling.
(607) 216-4413 View (607) 216-4413
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Associates of Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
Associates of Psychotherapy has been helping men, women, and children experience mental well-being since 2002, and now we'd like to do the same for you. Peace of mind is closer than you think with proven psychotherapy services from our therapists in the Southern Tier. When you visit one of our many offices, one of our several therapists provides you with personalized counseling that targets what is troubling you. Our many locations allow you to take advantage of individual, group & family counseling at a location near you.
Associates of Psychotherapy has been helping men, women, and children experience mental well-being since 2002, and now we'd like to do the same for you. Peace of mind is closer than you think with proven psychotherapy services from our therapists in the Southern Tier. When you visit one of our many offices, one of our several therapists provides you with personalized counseling that targets what is troubling you. Our many locations allow you to take advantage of individual, group & family counseling at a location near you.
(607) 216-4380 View (607) 216-4380
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Cassandra L Bransford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified
Vestal, NY 13850
With over 30 years of experience, I offer psychotherapeutic services to individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties, phase-of-life issues, grief, depression, and/or anxiety disorders. My style is relational, collaborative and strengths-based. Having been formally trained in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, I tend to view current psychological challenges as providing renewed opportunities for growth and development, toward the achievement of a richer, more vital, and fully-engaged life.
With over 30 years of experience, I offer psychotherapeutic services to individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties, phase-of-life issues, grief, depression, and/or anxiety disorders. My style is relational, collaborative and strengths-based. Having been formally trained in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, I tend to view current psychological challenges as providing renewed opportunities for growth and development, toward the achievement of a richer, more vital, and fully-engaged life.
(607) 527-5531 View (607) 527-5531

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Number of Therapists in Vestal, NY

60+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Vestal, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
70% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aetna
51% Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Vestal, NY see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vestal?

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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.