Therapists in Waterloo, NY

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Dr. Hillary A Robson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Waterloo, NY 13165  (Online Only)
What happened to your spark? Your whole life feels like a dry husk of disappointment and dead ends. Somewhere along the way, your dreams started slipping away from you. Do you even remember what they were? Before all the compromises and sacrifice you made supporting everyone else. If you were to do it all over again, what would you change? Do this little thought experiment with me. Let's pretend. If you could wave a magic wand and remove all the obstacles in your life, what would you do? How would you spend your time? Who would you spend your time with? What would you create? How would you contribute?
What happened to your spark? Your whole life feels like a dry husk of disappointment and dead ends. Somewhere along the way, your dreams started slipping away from you. Do you even remember what they were? Before all the compromises and sacrifice you made supporting everyone else. If you were to do it all over again, what would you change? Do this little thought experiment with me. Let's pretend. If you could wave a magic wand and remove all the obstacles in your life, what would you do? How would you spend your time? Who would you spend your time with? What would you create? How would you contribute?
(315) 325-8260 View (315) 325-8260
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Kathleen B Pullano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Waterloo, NY 13165
As a clinician in the mental health field for over 20 years, I have a great deal of knowledge and experience to offer my clients. I enjoy working with individuals ages 14 and older with a variety of life issues, mental health diagnoses and life stressors. Specifically I utilize empirically based treatment modalities along with a relationship based approach to alleviate pain and suffering caused by mental illness, daily stress, trauma, family conflict, and transitional life changes. I would be honored to assist you on your journey to wellness and self discovery.
As a clinician in the mental health field for over 20 years, I have a great deal of knowledge and experience to offer my clients. I enjoy working with individuals ages 14 and older with a variety of life issues, mental health diagnoses and life stressors. Specifically I utilize empirically based treatment modalities along with a relationship based approach to alleviate pain and suffering caused by mental illness, daily stress, trauma, family conflict, and transitional life changes. I would be honored to assist you on your journey to wellness and self discovery.
(315) 514-3598 View (315) 514-3598
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Christine M Carroll
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waterloo, NY 13165
I recognize the need for innovative and unconventional treatment options. I offer unique services tailored to every individual’s specific needs. I have a backyard office at my place, Bender's Barn Animal Sanctuary & Therapeutic Farm, 501c3. Whether or not you seek to engage in animal integrated services, most people benefit from this relaxing and welcoming environment. I utilize EMDR, IFS, Animal Integrated, TF/CBT, Strength Based, Attachment Theory, Somatic, & Meditative based therapies. I believe in the importance of normalizing therapy & fostering a genuine human connection. Feeling comfortable, related-to, and empowered.
I recognize the need for innovative and unconventional treatment options. I offer unique services tailored to every individual’s specific needs. I have a backyard office at my place, Bender's Barn Animal Sanctuary & Therapeutic Farm, 501c3. Whether or not you seek to engage in animal integrated services, most people benefit from this relaxing and welcoming environment. I utilize EMDR, IFS, Animal Integrated, TF/CBT, Strength Based, Attachment Theory, Somatic, & Meditative based therapies. I believe in the importance of normalizing therapy & fostering a genuine human connection. Feeling comfortable, related-to, and empowered.
(315) 302-1474 View (315) 302-1474

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Lauren Widmark
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Mac Dougall, NY 14541
I am Lauren Widmark, an LMHC specializing in addiction, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, life transitions, grief, and loss. My approach varies based on the client's needs, and I use a variety of methods that include Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Humanistic, and Trauma Focused therapies. I have found that each client requires a unique form of treatment. I believe that addiction and other issues are a symptoms of something deeper that is going on.
I am Lauren Widmark, an LMHC specializing in addiction, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, life transitions, grief, and loss. My approach varies based on the client's needs, and I use a variety of methods that include Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Humanistic, and Trauma Focused therapies. I have found that each client requires a unique form of treatment. I believe that addiction and other issues are a symptoms of something deeper that is going on.
(518) 989-7041 View (518) 989-7041
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Meg Bellone
MSW
Verified Verified
Seneca Falls, NY 13148  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has the potential to strive to be the best person they want to be. My goal in therapy is to give clients their own space to be heard and discover their strengths.
I believe that everyone has the potential to strive to be the best person they want to be. My goal in therapy is to give clients their own space to be heard and discover their strengths.
(315) 757-2210 View (315) 757-2210
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Jean Petrosino Winne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Not accepting new clients
Our lives today are busy and often overwhelming. Struggling with mental health symptoms complicates the process of managing our daily routines and responsibilities, and frequently people struggle in silence, due to fears of being judged. Mental health issues do not have to keep people from achieving their personal goals and living their best lives. Just as people with substance use struggles speak about their recovery from their addictions, people with mental health challenges can do the same. Recovery is real and achievable, and I am honored to come along your journey toward health and overall wellness.
Our lives today are busy and often overwhelming. Struggling with mental health symptoms complicates the process of managing our daily routines and responsibilities, and frequently people struggle in silence, due to fears of being judged. Mental health issues do not have to keep people from achieving their personal goals and living their best lives. Just as people with substance use struggles speak about their recovery from their addictions, people with mental health challenges can do the same. Recovery is real and achievable, and I am honored to come along your journey toward health and overall wellness.
(833) 970-1898 View (833) 970-1898
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Seeds of Hope Mental Health Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Has your family experienced a recent loss or significant change in their lives? Do you and your child wish for things to be easier but just aren't sure how to get there? Seeds of Hope would like to help! At Seeds of Hope, you will be met with a genuine atmosphere that hopes to work with your child and family to relieve the stress you are facing.
Has your family experienced a recent loss or significant change in their lives? Do you and your child wish for things to be easier but just aren't sure how to get there? Seeds of Hope would like to help! At Seeds of Hope, you will be met with a genuine atmosphere that hopes to work with your child and family to relieve the stress you are facing.
(315) 325-8882 View (315) 325-8882
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Derek Wittman
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seneca Falls, NY 13148  (Online Only)
I'm Derek at Sage in Time. I've been a therapist for 11 years now, helping clients break the bonds of addiction and trauma, along with healing their relationships through offering opportunities to see life with a difference sense of awareness. Whether it's work, family and romantic relationships, or simply helping to understand and put names to the events that have shaped their lives in happy or hurtful ways. While we don't need to understand events that developed us, it sure can help! Give me a call today.
I'm Derek at Sage in Time. I've been a therapist for 11 years now, helping clients break the bonds of addiction and trauma, along with healing their relationships through offering opportunities to see life with a difference sense of awareness. Whether it's work, family and romantic relationships, or simply helping to understand and put names to the events that have shaped their lives in happy or hurtful ways. While we don't need to understand events that developed us, it sure can help! Give me a call today.
(315) 902-0983 View (315) 902-0983
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Christopher J Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS, CASAC-M
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Are you struggling with a mental health issue? Do you lack motivation, focus, and direction? Are you overwhelmed with life stressors and emotions? Are you living in the past, stuck, and unable to move forward? Do you use alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex or gaming to “cope” with life stressors? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you would benefit from counseling with an objective, nonjudgmental, and supportive therapist. Let me be that therapist for you. Life can be hard, stressful, and challenging but you do not have to navigate this trip alone.
Are you struggling with a mental health issue? Do you lack motivation, focus, and direction? Are you overwhelmed with life stressors and emotions? Are you living in the past, stuck, and unable to move forward? Do you use alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex or gaming to “cope” with life stressors? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you would benefit from counseling with an objective, nonjudgmental, and supportive therapist. Let me be that therapist for you. Life can be hard, stressful, and challenging but you do not have to navigate this trip alone.
(315) 712-1300 View (315) 712-1300
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Peg Haust-Arliss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seneca Falls, NY 13148  (Online Only)
I help people overcome stress and anxiety related to life transitions/changes. Feeling excessively anxious and dealing with panic attacks creates self-doubt, and leads to being unable to move forward with our dreams and intentions. I too struggled with anxiety and panic attacks resulting in wasted time and missed opportunities. I will teach you the same tools and strategies that worked for me and the many clients I have helped over the years.
I help people overcome stress and anxiety related to life transitions/changes. Feeling excessively anxious and dealing with panic attacks creates self-doubt, and leads to being unable to move forward with our dreams and intentions. I too struggled with anxiety and panic attacks resulting in wasted time and missed opportunities. I will teach you the same tools and strategies that worked for me and the many clients I have helped over the years.
(315) 276-3590 View (315) 276-3590
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Margaret Proulx
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, NY, FL
Verified Verified
Seneca Falls, NY 13148  (Online Only)
Please Note: Margaret is only virtual. Margaret is licensed in both New York and Florida. Margaret has been a practicing Mental Health Counselor since 2020. Margaret attended Capella University for her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduated in 2020. She is a National Certified Counselor. Margaret also is an EMDR therapist. Margaret specializes in trauma,PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, and anxiety. Margaret believes that therapy is a mode of traveling through this life within healing. She has experience using the following therapeutic methods/approaches/philosophies: CBT, EMDR, ClientCentered, and TraumaInformed.
Please Note: Margaret is only virtual. Margaret is licensed in both New York and Florida. Margaret has been a practicing Mental Health Counselor since 2020. Margaret attended Capella University for her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduated in 2020. She is a National Certified Counselor. Margaret also is an EMDR therapist. Margaret specializes in trauma,PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, and anxiety. Margaret believes that therapy is a mode of traveling through this life within healing. She has experience using the following therapeutic methods/approaches/philosophies: CBT, EMDR, ClientCentered, and TraumaInformed.
(518) 760-0321 View (518) 760-0321
Photo of Jaime Lamanna, MS, Ed, LMHC, Counselor
Jaime Lamanna
Counselor, MS, Ed, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
*Now accepting clients for video/phone sessions*. Do you want to take your life back and live the life you were meant to live? I believe that each individual has within them the power to change and achieve their full potential within the context of a nurturing, therapeutic relationship. Establishing a trusting relationship with unconditional positive regard as the foundation allows optimum change and growth to occur. I provide counseling to children, teenagers and adults in a warm, authentic way. In addition, I am available to see couples and have extensive experience providing marriage counseling.
*Now accepting clients for video/phone sessions*. Do you want to take your life back and live the life you were meant to live? I believe that each individual has within them the power to change and achieve their full potential within the context of a nurturing, therapeutic relationship. Establishing a trusting relationship with unconditional positive regard as the foundation allows optimum change and growth to occur. I provide counseling to children, teenagers and adults in a warm, authentic way. In addition, I am available to see couples and have extensive experience providing marriage counseling.
(315) 670-0121 View (315) 670-0121
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Christopher Bruzee
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Welcome! You are taking a positive step towards your journey through life. I am an active participant in this journey with you and will assist you in navigating through the turmoil as well as any adversity you may face in your voyage. I have significant experience working with those who struggle through anxiety, depression, anger management, difficulty coping, difficulty with self-esteem, men’s issues, antisocial personality, disorder, and issues related to being in the field of first responders. I offer counseling services in a welcoming, confidential, judgement free, and insightful space. I look forward to meeting with you!
Welcome! You are taking a positive step towards your journey through life. I am an active participant in this journey with you and will assist you in navigating through the turmoil as well as any adversity you may face in your voyage. I have significant experience working with those who struggle through anxiety, depression, anger management, difficulty coping, difficulty with self-esteem, men’s issues, antisocial personality, disorder, and issues related to being in the field of first responders. I offer counseling services in a welcoming, confidential, judgement free, and insightful space. I look forward to meeting with you!
(315) 712-1305 View (315) 712-1305
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Brandi Danielle Mack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
I work with individuals, couples, and families as they work on personal and relational growth. I create a warm a collaborative environment to identify concerns and create change. I can help as you navigate your way through difficulties in your personal life and relationships with others.
I work with individuals, couples, and families as they work on personal and relational growth. I create a warm a collaborative environment to identify concerns and create change. I can help as you navigate your way through difficulties in your personal life and relationships with others.
(315) 758-6389 View (315) 758-6389
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Andrea L Isacks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create a therapeutic environment where we can work together on your goals whether they feel big or small. I feel that human connection is incredibly powerful, and I make every effort to establish a strong and empathic relationship with clients who are struggling with life’s difficulties. I offer you a safe space to explore your concerns without judgement. My goal is to help you gain better self-acceptance, insight into your current and past challenges, and to create better strategies and skills to live in accordance with your values.
I strive to create a therapeutic environment where we can work together on your goals whether they feel big or small. I feel that human connection is incredibly powerful, and I make every effort to establish a strong and empathic relationship with clients who are struggling with life’s difficulties. I offer you a safe space to explore your concerns without judgement. My goal is to help you gain better self-acceptance, insight into your current and past challenges, and to create better strategies and skills to live in accordance with your values.
(607) 303-6688 View (607) 303-6688
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Amy Dake
Counselor, R-DMT, EMDR, LMHC
Verified Verified
Geneva, NY 14456
Welcome! With over 15 years of diverse experience in mental health & wellness, I am dedicated to establishing supportive relationships and improving your quality of life. I work with all ages facing an array of challenges and circumstances. Some of these struggles include anxiety, depression, grief, goal attainment, stressful life transition, inner-conflict, or trauma. I implement a holistic approach tailored to meet your unique needs. I will help you recognize the connection between your body, mind & emotions. My hope is to mend wounds, find stability, reignite strengths, and remove the stigma behind seeking help.
Welcome! With over 15 years of diverse experience in mental health & wellness, I am dedicated to establishing supportive relationships and improving your quality of life. I work with all ages facing an array of challenges and circumstances. Some of these struggles include anxiety, depression, grief, goal attainment, stressful life transition, inner-conflict, or trauma. I implement a holistic approach tailored to meet your unique needs. I will help you recognize the connection between your body, mind & emotions. My hope is to mend wounds, find stability, reignite strengths, and remove the stigma behind seeking help.
(315) 756-3287 View (315) 756-3287
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Katheryn L'Heureux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Geneva, NY 14456
As a therapist for the past 15 years, my expertise includes working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, issues around life transitions, and family conflict. I am trained to look at the whole person in the environment with a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach in order to be successful in helping you create the change you would like in your life. I look forward to being able to help you reach your goals and have a fulfilling and healthy life.
As a therapist for the past 15 years, my expertise includes working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, issues around life transitions, and family conflict. I am trained to look at the whole person in the environment with a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach in order to be successful in helping you create the change you would like in your life. I look forward to being able to help you reach your goals and have a fulfilling and healthy life.
(315) 666-3127 View (315) 666-3127
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Robert Meadows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Geneva, NY 14456
You're troubled and don't know the way out. The strategies you may have tried--addictions, ruminating, blaming others or yourself, and secrecy--don't hold the answers and increase your suffering. I would be happy to talk with you about your situation and explore how therapy could help you find the way out. I understand about addiction, trauma, and the difficulty of feeling safe and learning to trust again. I can help you take charge of your life and solve problems so that you can cultivate happiness from within and create a better life for yourself.
You're troubled and don't know the way out. The strategies you may have tried--addictions, ruminating, blaming others or yourself, and secrecy--don't hold the answers and increase your suffering. I would be happy to talk with you about your situation and explore how therapy could help you find the way out. I understand about addiction, trauma, and the difficulty of feeling safe and learning to trust again. I can help you take charge of your life and solve problems so that you can cultivate happiness from within and create a better life for yourself.
(585) 735-0062 View (585) 735-0062
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Brittney J Colf
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geneva, NY 14456
The focus of sessions is non-judgmental learning about oneself and the world around you. I am an empathetic and open-minded clinician, striving to meet my clients where they are, build trust, and maintain a safe environment. I am experienced and passionate about working with teens and adults with various forms of trauma, and understanding how this trauma is expressed through challenges such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, addiction, etc. I additionally utilize SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) for families impacted by anxiety and OCD.
The focus of sessions is non-judgmental learning about oneself and the world around you. I am an empathetic and open-minded clinician, striving to meet my clients where they are, build trust, and maintain a safe environment. I am experienced and passionate about working with teens and adults with various forms of trauma, and understanding how this trauma is expressed through challenges such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, addiction, etc. I additionally utilize SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) for families impacted by anxiety and OCD.
(585) 536-1874 View (585) 536-1874
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Serenity Walk Counseling, Sarah Martyn, LCSW,CASAC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CASAC
Verified Verified
Geneva, NY 14456
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'd like to introduce myself. I am Sarah Gwen. I go by Sarah or Gwen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Master Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and I am almost ready to apply to be a Certified Sex Therapist (CST). I really enjoy learning, helping, connecting, and facing challenges. I also love animals, music, nature, tattoos,and food. I am Native Hawaiian, raised in San Diego. I have been here in the Finger Lakes for 13 years. I am a mother of three, ranging from 25 to 11 yrs. I consider myself warm, casual and intelligent. I would love to meet and see if I can help. No pressure.
Hello, I'd like to introduce myself. I am Sarah Gwen. I go by Sarah or Gwen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Master Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and I am almost ready to apply to be a Certified Sex Therapist (CST). I really enjoy learning, helping, connecting, and facing challenges. I also love animals, music, nature, tattoos,and food. I am Native Hawaiian, raised in San Diego. I have been here in the Finger Lakes for 13 years. I am a mother of three, ranging from 25 to 11 yrs. I consider myself warm, casual and intelligent. I would love to meet and see if I can help. No pressure.
(585) 207-3641 View (585) 207-3641

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Waterloo, NY

< 10

Therapists in Waterloo, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Empire BlueCross BlueShield
67% Oxford

How Therapists in Waterloo, NY see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waterloo?

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.