Therapists in Wolcott, NY

Photo of Cindy Edmondson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wolcott, NY
Cindy Edmondson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wolcott, NY 14590  (Online Only)
Welcome to Light Vision Counseling. I know the transforming power of having someone come alongside you to help you regain control, clarity, hope, and a renewed sense of yourself. I specialize in working with people who are struggling through difficult life changes, grief and loss, relationship challenges, or traumatic experiences that increase anxiety, stir up negative and ruminating thoughts, and seem overwhelming. I seek to provide an atmosphere where clients can feel safe and comfortable as, together, we work to develop practical skills and strategies, empowering them to live the life they desire.
Welcome to Light Vision Counseling. I know the transforming power of having someone come alongside you to help you regain control, clarity, hope, and a renewed sense of yourself. I specialize in working with people who are struggling through difficult life changes, grief and loss, relationship challenges, or traumatic experiences that increase anxiety, stir up negative and ruminating thoughts, and seem overwhelming. I seek to provide an atmosphere where clients can feel safe and comfortable as, together, we work to develop practical skills and strategies, empowering them to live the life they desire.
(315) 743-5283 View (315) 743-5283
Photo of Chantel Lockwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Chantel Lockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wolcott, NY 14590
Not accepting new clients
Life can be hard, the day-to-day “stuff” can be a challenge to navigate. Depression, feelings of hopelessness, grief, navigating family relationships, anxiety, a traumatic childhood, and/or struggling with how to raise your kids in a way that is different from how you were raised... Is it all just getting in the way of having the life you truly desire? Life can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s develop skills and tools to navigate your mental health and relationships, because trust me— life can be amazing!!
Life can be hard, the day-to-day “stuff” can be a challenge to navigate. Depression, feelings of hopelessness, grief, navigating family relationships, anxiety, a traumatic childhood, and/or struggling with how to raise your kids in a way that is different from how you were raised... Is it all just getting in the way of having the life you truly desire? Life can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s develop skills and tools to navigate your mental health and relationships, because trust me— life can be amazing!!
(315) 370-1769 View (315) 370-1769
Photo of Christina Keim, Counselor in Wolcott, NY
Christina Keim
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wolcott, NY 14590
Waitlist for new clients
I regularly work with individuals, couples and families, with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, daily issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, challenges in careers, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and I help clients cope with stressful life situations and transitions. I help many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked to support and empower clients of all ages and walks of life in individual and group settings. I tremendously enjoy working with a diverse clientele and look forward to working with you!
I regularly work with individuals, couples and families, with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, daily issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, challenges in careers, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and I help clients cope with stressful life situations and transitions. I help many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked to support and empower clients of all ages and walks of life in individual and group settings. I tremendously enjoy working with a diverse clientele and look forward to working with you!
(315) 750-4219 View (315) 750-4219

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Bridget Fuller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Bridget Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clyde, NY 14433
Limited availability- Morning appointments only! I specialize in, and am passionate about, treating a range of anxiety disorders, as well as adjustment issues and trauma. If you struggle with anxiety or OCD, you may have fears that persist no matter what you try. Or you may feel stuck in patterns that you cannot control, or unable to stop certain behaviors even though some part of you desperately wants to stop. And while I cannot promise to erase the thoughts you are having, I can help you to change your relationship with them and reduce their ability to make your life difficult. There is hope.
Limited availability- Morning appointments only! I specialize in, and am passionate about, treating a range of anxiety disorders, as well as adjustment issues and trauma. If you struggle with anxiety or OCD, you may have fears that persist no matter what you try. Or you may feel stuck in patterns that you cannot control, or unable to stop certain behaviors even though some part of you desperately wants to stop. And while I cannot promise to erase the thoughts you are having, I can help you to change your relationship with them and reduce their ability to make your life difficult. There is hope.
(680) 208-2162 View (680) 208-2162

Online Therapists

Photo of Susan T Murray in Wolcott, NY
Susan T Murray
MS, RN, CNL, CCH
Verified Verified
Rochester, NY 14623
Patients who suffer with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma are ideal candidates for Clinical Hypnotherapy. They develop coping skills and work to identify the root cause of their disorder. We work with relaxation techniques, guided meditation and hypnosis to make meaningful changes and improve their quality of life. We work on techniques to help reduce the symptoms which come with each disorder. My patients find more joy and peace in life when they can take back control of their feelings and emotions.
Patients who suffer with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma are ideal candidates for Clinical Hypnotherapy. They develop coping skills and work to identify the root cause of their disorder. We work with relaxation techniques, guided meditation and hypnosis to make meaningful changes and improve their quality of life. We work on techniques to help reduce the symptoms which come with each disorder. My patients find more joy and peace in life when they can take back control of their feelings and emotions.
(585) 460-2589 View (585) 460-2589
Photo of Rekha Shrivastava in Wolcott, NY
Rekha Shrivastava
CH, CRC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Pittsford, NY 14534
I am a certified hypnotist, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor, and a certified rehabilitation counselor. I have worked as a psychotherapist at Unity Health System for twenty years, offering treatment to clients for mental illnesses, ranging from Mild Anxiety to Psychotic Disorders. I am certified as a Hypnotist and have a practice of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a treatment modality which is effective and safe. I have worked with physicians, dentists and many other professionals to help them deal with everyday problems like obesity, stress, pain, smoking, addiction, PTSD, relationship issues, children's emotional problems, OCD, anxiety, low self esteem, depression etc.
I am a certified hypnotist, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor, and a certified rehabilitation counselor. I have worked as a psychotherapist at Unity Health System for twenty years, offering treatment to clients for mental illnesses, ranging from Mild Anxiety to Psychotic Disorders. I am certified as a Hypnotist and have a practice of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a treatment modality which is effective and safe. I have worked with physicians, dentists and many other professionals to help them deal with everyday problems like obesity, stress, pain, smoking, addiction, PTSD, relationship issues, children's emotional problems, OCD, anxiety, low self esteem, depression etc.
(585) 471-6466 View (585) 471-6466
Photo of Dr. Amy Pacos Martinez, Psychologist in Wolcott, NY
Dr. Amy Pacos Martinez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsford, NY 14534
Welcome! My private practice highlights an evidence-based approach to care, dedication to the provision of quality therapy, and a clinical emphasis on working with today’s modern professionals dealing with life (and all that comes with it). I understand that your time is valuable and offer an integrated approach (incorporating aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-oriented therapy, behavior theory, client centered therapy, and mindfulness techniques). I work collaboratively with my clients and am dedicated to their increased well-being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, supportive, curious, and challenging.
Welcome! My private practice highlights an evidence-based approach to care, dedication to the provision of quality therapy, and a clinical emphasis on working with today’s modern professionals dealing with life (and all that comes with it). I understand that your time is valuable and offer an integrated approach (incorporating aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-oriented therapy, behavior theory, client centered therapy, and mindfulness techniques). I work collaboratively with my clients and am dedicated to their increased well-being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, supportive, curious, and challenging.
(585) 332-5609 View (585) 332-5609
Photo of Jennifer Ashley Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Jennifer Ashley Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
With the right support, I believe there is always opportunity for change, growth and healing. It takes courage to reach out and share your story; I am here to work alongside you as you begin your healing journey. Together, we will work to create long lasting meaningful changes in your life. Whether you want to heal from past traumas, improve relationships, or develop a greater sense of self worth, therapy can be a place to begin making these changes.
With the right support, I believe there is always opportunity for change, growth and healing. It takes courage to reach out and share your story; I am here to work alongside you as you begin your healing journey. Together, we will work to create long lasting meaningful changes in your life. Whether you want to heal from past traumas, improve relationships, or develop a greater sense of self worth, therapy can be a place to begin making these changes.
(315) 407-4179 View (315) 407-4179
Photo of Maira Vega Grove in Wolcott, NY
Maira Vega Grove
MS, MFT-LP
Verified Verified
Rochester, NY 14623
Let's share a comfortable, easy, judgment-free therapeutic journey tailored just for you. My office is a judgment-free zone. Nobody has their life 100% together. Not even me. It's all part of the human experience - embracing growth, learning, and diving into the unknown, even if it means stumbling along the way. It might feel a bit awkward at times, but there's a certain freedom and beauty in being truly seen for who we are, imperfections and all.
Let's share a comfortable, easy, judgment-free therapeutic journey tailored just for you. My office is a judgment-free zone. Nobody has their life 100% together. Not even me. It's all part of the human experience - embracing growth, learning, and diving into the unknown, even if it means stumbling along the way. It might feel a bit awkward at times, but there's a certain freedom and beauty in being truly seen for who we are, imperfections and all.
(585) 201-8824 View (585) 201-8824
Photo of Dawn Gayadeen, Mental Health Counselor in Wolcott, NY
Dawn Gayadeen
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lockport, NY 14094
In life’s journey we experience different challenges which may impact our mental health well-being. Counseling may provide the support and guidance to cope and overcome these challenges. It takes courage to take the first steps towards change and seeking out a more fulfilling and happier life. I believe that you are the expert of your own story and building on one’s strengths, motivation, and self-esteem is an essential part to making positive growth and change. I am here to support and empower you in your journey.
In life’s journey we experience different challenges which may impact our mental health well-being. Counseling may provide the support and guidance to cope and overcome these challenges. It takes courage to take the first steps towards change and seeking out a more fulfilling and happier life. I believe that you are the expert of your own story and building on one’s strengths, motivation, and self-esteem is an essential part to making positive growth and change. I am here to support and empower you in your journey.
(716) 351-5510 View (716) 351-5510
Photo of Rachel LoPresti, Counselor in Wolcott, NY
Rachel LoPresti
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14616  (Online Only)
Do you always think of the worst case scenario, people say "you worry too much", or you can't stop your mind from racing? Are you having difficulty sleeping, focusing, or getting through your day? I would like to assist you in managing symptoms of anxiety and take back your life! I utilize a Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral approach, promoting autonomy, increased self-awareness and resiliency to manage daily life, as well as it's many stressors. I am trained in both EMDR, as well as Trauma Focused-CBT. I understand the importance of flexibility, and tailoring approaches to meet the unique needs and preferences of individuals.
Do you always think of the worst case scenario, people say "you worry too much", or you can't stop your mind from racing? Are you having difficulty sleeping, focusing, or getting through your day? I would like to assist you in managing symptoms of anxiety and take back your life! I utilize a Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral approach, promoting autonomy, increased self-awareness and resiliency to manage daily life, as well as it's many stressors. I am trained in both EMDR, as well as Trauma Focused-CBT. I understand the importance of flexibility, and tailoring approaches to meet the unique needs and preferences of individuals.
(585) 565-6556 View (585) 565-6556
Photo of Karla Weidman, Art Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Karla Weidman
Art Therapist, MS, CASAC, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairport, NY 14450
Life is filled with situations that we experience which are overwhelming and sometimes too much to handle. With my help I believe each person can learn more about themselves and grow to be successful. I have significant experience in working with trauma and substance use issues over the past 15 years. I am a credentialed Art Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor, and trained in EMDR. I find that my experience and specialize treatment modalities help to create an opportunity for anyone to thrive. I am direct, open minded, and solution-focused.
Life is filled with situations that we experience which are overwhelming and sometimes too much to handle. With my help I believe each person can learn more about themselves and grow to be successful. I have significant experience in working with trauma and substance use issues over the past 15 years. I am a credentialed Art Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor, and trained in EMDR. I find that my experience and specialize treatment modalities help to create an opportunity for anyone to thrive. I am direct, open minded, and solution-focused.
(585) 765-8699 View (585) 765-8699
Photo of Michael Caputo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Michael Caputo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14610
Life can be challenging. Sometimes you strive toward something meaningful even though it's not easy. Other times we struggle with what blocks us from a satisfying life - grief or depression, anxiety or trauma. What if you could refocus energy from uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and, instead, pour it into pursuing a meaningful life? More time with family. Enriching a loving relationship. Chasing a career goal. Improving yourself. I believe we can lose ourselves in struggles that take us away from healthy living. But you can aim for a way to deal with internal difficulties and engage in purposeful living. I'd like to help.
Life can be challenging. Sometimes you strive toward something meaningful even though it's not easy. Other times we struggle with what blocks us from a satisfying life - grief or depression, anxiety or trauma. What if you could refocus energy from uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and, instead, pour it into pursuing a meaningful life? More time with family. Enriching a loving relationship. Chasing a career goal. Improving yourself. I believe we can lose ourselves in struggles that take us away from healthy living. But you can aim for a way to deal with internal difficulties and engage in purposeful living. I'd like to help.
(585) 564-5413 View (585) 564-5413
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Danielle Bellis
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Barton, NY 13734  (Online Only)
An ideal client to me is someone who wants to improve their mental health and practice self care. Therapy not only can improve mental health, but it improves communication and helps the client gain insight into themselves. They may not know exactly what is causing them to feel so much depression, anxiety, anger and/or the multitude of emotions we humans feel. Therapy can help bring out what is inside, what is down deep. The ideal client is someone who is motivated, the rest will fall into place!
An ideal client to me is someone who wants to improve their mental health and practice self care. Therapy not only can improve mental health, but it improves communication and helps the client gain insight into themselves. They may not know exactly what is causing them to feel so much depression, anxiety, anger and/or the multitude of emotions we humans feel. Therapy can help bring out what is inside, what is down deep. The ideal client is someone who is motivated, the rest will fall into place!
(607) 600-8993 View (607) 600-8993
Photo of Tompkins Community Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Tompkins Community Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hi, My name is Adam Scholl, LCSW-R and I own a MH clinic in downtown Ithaca. Tompkins Community Counseling is a small, family owned mental health clinic located in downtown Ithaca. All of our clinicians have over 25 years experience and each offers a variety of specialties to treat various mental health concerns. We are currently accepting new referrals. We are in-network with Aetna insurance, and we submit claims for our clients with other insurance policies. We do this because it helps support our mission of removing barriers between you and counseling.
Hi, My name is Adam Scholl, LCSW-R and I own a MH clinic in downtown Ithaca. Tompkins Community Counseling is a small, family owned mental health clinic located in downtown Ithaca. All of our clinicians have over 25 years experience and each offers a variety of specialties to treat various mental health concerns. We are currently accepting new referrals. We are in-network with Aetna insurance, and we submit claims for our clients with other insurance policies. We do this because it helps support our mission of removing barriers between you and counseling.
(607) 208-7723 View (607) 208-7723
Photo of Molly K Larkin, Licensed Master Social Worker in Wolcott, NY
Molly K Larkin
Licensed Master Social Worker, RN , LMSW, CLC
Verified Verified
Rochester, NY 14620
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like it takes everything you've got just to get through the day? Are you so caught up in anxiety, people pleasing, or compulsive behavior that you feel like you've lost yourself? I get it. Being human is hard. But you are so much more than your symptoms and struggles. Incredibly, the things that challenge us the most can be doorways to real and lasting change. Happiness and healing are possible, and it begins with connection and support.
Do you feel like it takes everything you've got just to get through the day? Are you so caught up in anxiety, people pleasing, or compulsive behavior that you feel like you've lost yourself? I get it. Being human is hard. But you are so much more than your symptoms and struggles. Incredibly, the things that challenge us the most can be doorways to real and lasting change. Happiness and healing are possible, and it begins with connection and support.
(585) 595-0852 View (585) 595-0852
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Dr. Lorna Busch (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy)
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) and believe in the healing power of nature, love, and connection to restore our inherent resiliency and wisdom. Life can jolt us out of our comfort zone when we least expect it. Tragedies come in many forms (illness, death, deception) forcing us into unfamiliar territory of uncertainty. We may question the fundamental assumptions upon which we built our lives or our capacity to move forward in search of a new normal. You have what it takes to find your path and you're not alone! If you feel like you're on a spiritual path, my approach may be a good fit.
I specialize in ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) and believe in the healing power of nature, love, and connection to restore our inherent resiliency and wisdom. Life can jolt us out of our comfort zone when we least expect it. Tragedies come in many forms (illness, death, deception) forcing us into unfamiliar territory of uncertainty. We may question the fundamental assumptions upon which we built our lives or our capacity to move forward in search of a new normal. You have what it takes to find your path and you're not alone! If you feel like you're on a spiritual path, my approach may be a good fit.
(585) 440-7237 View (585) 440-7237
Photo of Despina Mitchell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Despina Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14625
Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and sometimes scary process. I specialize in working with couples in a committed relationship. Working on relationships I often find the thing that brings couples together initially, gets lost after the "honeymoon" period is over. It is easy to get complacent with all of life's stressors. Being a strength-based therapist, I believe that anything is possible if both people are willing to work. And to be honest, therapy is work! I view my clients as the experts in their life and work together with them to create positive change.
Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and sometimes scary process. I specialize in working with couples in a committed relationship. Working on relationships I often find the thing that brings couples together initially, gets lost after the "honeymoon" period is over. It is easy to get complacent with all of life's stressors. Being a strength-based therapist, I believe that anything is possible if both people are willing to work. And to be honest, therapy is work! I view my clients as the experts in their life and work together with them to create positive change.
(585) 612-4509 View (585) 612-4509
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Patricia Petrone - Whole Wellness Services
Counselor, LMHC, CMHIMP, NCC, MS, CNC
Verified Verified
Pittsford, NY 14534
I am dedicated to helping you through mental health, family, and couples issues with empathy and expertise. Your first session will always be offered within 7 days, and guiding you to your "best self" is my priority. As owner of practice Whole Wellness Services, I have designed a treatment team of experts that are solution focused and utilize evidence based practices while retaining a holistic philosophy. Individuals that come to us for therapy are looking for help with getting to a more joyful place and alleviating symptoms or behaviors that may be holding them back from doing so.
I am dedicated to helping you through mental health, family, and couples issues with empathy and expertise. Your first session will always be offered within 7 days, and guiding you to your "best self" is my priority. As owner of practice Whole Wellness Services, I have designed a treatment team of experts that are solution focused and utilize evidence based practices while retaining a holistic philosophy. Individuals that come to us for therapy are looking for help with getting to a more joyful place and alleviating symptoms or behaviors that may be holding them back from doing so.
(585) 524-0008 View (585) 524-0008
Photo of Elie Berdy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wolcott, NY
Elie Berdy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14221  (Online Only)
My Name is Elie and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York. I enjoy supporting and empowering my clients, helping them to create change and new opportunities for themselves. My goal is to assist my clients in managing various concerns, helping them with life transitions, and goal setting. I have over 10 years of experience providing individual and couples counseling. Having considerable experience working with a culturally diverse client base allows me the ability to be more sensitive to cultural differences.
My Name is Elie and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York. I enjoy supporting and empowering my clients, helping them to create change and new opportunities for themselves. My goal is to assist my clients in managing various concerns, helping them with life transitions, and goal setting. I have over 10 years of experience providing individual and couples counseling. Having considerable experience working with a culturally diverse client base allows me the ability to be more sensitive to cultural differences.
(646) 849-3230 View (646) 849-3230

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wolcott, NY

< 10

Therapists in Wolcott, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Oxford
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Wolcott, 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 Wolcott?

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.