Therapists in Gates Mills, OH

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Jennifer Dzugan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
Welcome to DeNovo Counseling and Wellness, LLC, where a new beginning is just around the corner. Life can be full of many challenges, uncertainties, and scariness these days. Finding a way to weather the storm with peace and contentment has been my life's work for the past 17 years. I specialize in treating trauma and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Other interests include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and family issues. By fostering a strong relationship together, I work with you and alongside you to heal old wounds.
Welcome to DeNovo Counseling and Wellness, LLC, where a new beginning is just around the corner. Life can be full of many challenges, uncertainties, and scariness these days. Finding a way to weather the storm with peace and contentment has been my life's work for the past 17 years. I specialize in treating trauma and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Other interests include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and family issues. By fostering a strong relationship together, I work with you and alongside you to heal old wounds.
(440) 294-4993 View (440) 294-4993
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Michael Accardo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
I have crafted a career working with Transgender and Gender Diverse individuals, recognizing their unique challenges, providing specialized care that validates their identities, and receiving specialty training and support through WPATH. Additionally, my expertise extends to working with Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals, building an accommodating environment to optimize therapeutic outcomes and enhance a sense of identity. I have a particular focus on addressing Racial Stress and Trauma, ensuring culturally competent care. We all have unique perspectives and strengths that can be cultivated to overcome any challenge.
I have crafted a career working with Transgender and Gender Diverse individuals, recognizing their unique challenges, providing specialized care that validates their identities, and receiving specialty training and support through WPATH. Additionally, my expertise extends to working with Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals, building an accommodating environment to optimize therapeutic outcomes and enhance a sense of identity. I have a particular focus on addressing Racial Stress and Trauma, ensuring culturally competent care. We all have unique perspectives and strengths that can be cultivated to overcome any challenge.
(267) 382-4451 View (267) 382-4451
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Aaron Murray-Swank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing evidence-based psychotherapy to adults and couples with a wide range of presenting concerns. I focus on building a safe and collaborative relationship with clients while honoring their unique identities and experiences. I strive to create a space where clients feel seen, understood and empowered in therapy, as this is a foundation for successful growth and change. I am committed to providing effective and research-based therapies and enjoy the process of supporting clients in making positive changes in their lives and relationships.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing evidence-based psychotherapy to adults and couples with a wide range of presenting concerns. I focus on building a safe and collaborative relationship with clients while honoring their unique identities and experiences. I strive to create a space where clients feel seen, understood and empowered in therapy, as this is a foundation for successful growth and change. I am committed to providing effective and research-based therapies and enjoy the process of supporting clients in making positive changes in their lives and relationships.
(970) 410-3911 View (970) 410-3911
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Isabel A Sanchez-Cummings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSSA, MPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040
It is my pleasure and privilege to engage clients one-to-one to explore patterns and identify desired changes. Typical areas of concern are emotional well-being, managing stress, relationship or family issues, and making desired changes in behavior. My goals are to assist individuals in the areas of 1) Decision-making, 2) Developing and implementing coping skills, 3) Identifying and using internal and external resources, and 4) Self-Empowerment and Acceptance.
It is my pleasure and privilege to engage clients one-to-one to explore patterns and identify desired changes. Typical areas of concern are emotional well-being, managing stress, relationship or family issues, and making desired changes in behavior. My goals are to assist individuals in the areas of 1) Decision-making, 2) Developing and implementing coping skills, 3) Identifying and using internal and external resources, and 4) Self-Empowerment and Acceptance.
(440) 276-3665 View (440) 276-3665
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Beth Mishkind Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040
I specialize in evidenced-based treatments for children, adolescents, and families. My approach to treatment is heavily skill-based, goal oriented, and highly collaborative. I view the parents/guardians as experts in their child, and feel that together, we form a unified team. My practice includes: Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, OCD, Parent-Child Conflict/Skill Development, Phobias, and Self-Esteem Enhancement. I also specialize in working with the siblings of children with special needs, including developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs, to address family dynamics and coping skills development.
I specialize in evidenced-based treatments for children, adolescents, and families. My approach to treatment is heavily skill-based, goal oriented, and highly collaborative. I view the parents/guardians as experts in their child, and feel that together, we form a unified team. My practice includes: Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, OCD, Parent-Child Conflict/Skill Development, Phobias, and Self-Esteem Enhancement. I also specialize in working with the siblings of children with special needs, including developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs, to address family dynamics and coping skills development.
(216) 868-7258 View (216) 868-7258
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Steve Cartell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
As a strengths and solution focused therapist, I believe we each have the power to process our issues and find the key to unlock often untapped potential; taking care of one’s mental health is vital to living a peaceful and fulfilling life. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and men’s issues. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand the struggles many encounter and work to create a safe and welcoming space for all!
As a strengths and solution focused therapist, I believe we each have the power to process our issues and find the key to unlock often untapped potential; taking care of one’s mental health is vital to living a peaceful and fulfilling life. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and men’s issues. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand the struggles many encounter and work to create a safe and welcoming space for all!
(614) 796-4179 View (614) 796-4179
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Faith Payton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
My professional journey has been shaped by a commitment to providing compassionate support and understanding to individuals on their path to mental well-being. Within the realm of counseling, I specialize in various areas, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), LGBTQIA+ affirmative counseling, ADHD, substance abuse, personality disorders, grief, chronic illness, pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum care, sleep/insomnia management, trauma, and PTSD.
My professional journey has been shaped by a commitment to providing compassionate support and understanding to individuals on their path to mental well-being. Within the realm of counseling, I specialize in various areas, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), LGBTQIA+ affirmative counseling, ADHD, substance abuse, personality disorders, grief, chronic illness, pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum care, sleep/insomnia management, trauma, and PTSD.
(216) 510-9149 View (216) 510-9149
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Comfy Couch Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
Welcome to considering therapy! Comfy Couch Counseling is accepting clients now, and is the place where you can finally take a breath and focus on you for an hour. With 20 years of experience, I will not just listen and agree with you. I promise to challenge you to consider new perspectives, and to help restructure negative thinking patterns that are interfering with your ability to access your best self. I believe each of my wonderful clients is on a personal journey, and I am here to help you find direction through some of life's mazes.
Welcome to considering therapy! Comfy Couch Counseling is accepting clients now, and is the place where you can finally take a breath and focus on you for an hour. With 20 years of experience, I will not just listen and agree with you. I promise to challenge you to consider new perspectives, and to help restructure negative thinking patterns that are interfering with your ability to access your best self. I believe each of my wonderful clients is on a personal journey, and I am here to help you find direction through some of life's mazes.
(513) 848-6919 View (513) 848-6919
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Dr. Dina Karvounides
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who is passionate about my work in supporting youth, young adults and their families to address life’s challenges. Over the past 16 years, I have worked with diverse patients who are coping with anxiety, depression, adjustment to chronic illness-particularly chronic pain conditions, challenges related to gender and sexual identity, as well as difficulties faced with peer and family relationships.
I am a clinical psychologist who is passionate about my work in supporting youth, young adults and their families to address life’s challenges. Over the past 16 years, I have worked with diverse patients who are coping with anxiety, depression, adjustment to chronic illness-particularly chronic pain conditions, challenges related to gender and sexual identity, as well as difficulties faced with peer and family relationships.
(215) 883-8949 View (215) 883-8949
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Aimee Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
I am a passionate social worker committed to supporting individuals and couples through various aspects of their mental health and well-being. My expertise spans across Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, Grief, Sleep, Insomnia, Domestic Violence and Substance Use. My journey in social work revolves around a deep dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client.
I am a passionate social worker committed to supporting individuals and couples through various aspects of their mental health and well-being. My expertise spans across Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, Grief, Sleep, Insomnia, Domestic Violence and Substance Use. My journey in social work revolves around a deep dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client.
(216) 867-6354 View (216) 867-6354
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Amber L Ault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040
You're here because you're somewhere between "deeply worried" & "frantic" over a difficult relationship. You feel frustrated, confused, hurt, angry, & maybe a little crazy. The other person may be a partner, parent, sibling, or adult child - someone w/whom you feel you want to have a relationship, but whose criticisms, controlling behaviors. volatility, manipulations, or demands steal your joy. They may also cost you a lot of time, money, energy, social support, & creativity. You wonder if you're dealing w Narcissistic Abuse. They refuse to change. You believe staying stuck where you are may destroy you, and you may be right.
You're here because you're somewhere between "deeply worried" & "frantic" over a difficult relationship. You feel frustrated, confused, hurt, angry, & maybe a little crazy. The other person may be a partner, parent, sibling, or adult child - someone w/whom you feel you want to have a relationship, but whose criticisms, controlling behaviors. volatility, manipulations, or demands steal your joy. They may also cost you a lot of time, money, energy, social support, & creativity. You wonder if you're dealing w Narcissistic Abuse. They refuse to change. You believe staying stuck where you are may destroy you, and you may be right.
(608) 557-3341 View (608) 557-3341
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Becoming More Counseling, Coaching, & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040
Clients who are struggling but wanting to not only heal, but also grow have the potential for being extremely powerful people. We have all gone through difficult times, experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness. However, if we have healed, we look back and see those times as hard, but some of the most powerful in our lives. Hearts can become strong, marriages can be healed and become euphoric, and our families can become strong, powerful, and beautiful. If you have a Christian background, I can help you become stronger in your faith. If you want to become a stronger leader, I am also an executive coach.
Clients who are struggling but wanting to not only heal, but also grow have the potential for being extremely powerful people. We have all gone through difficult times, experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness. However, if we have healed, we look back and see those times as hard, but some of the most powerful in our lives. Hearts can become strong, marriages can be healed and become euphoric, and our families can become strong, powerful, and beautiful. If you have a Christian background, I can help you become stronger in your faith. If you want to become a stronger leader, I am also an executive coach.
(614) 825-3763 View (614) 825-3763
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Dr. Heather Flores
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
I get it. You're probably not here because you want to be. You’re here because you need to be. Maybe your relationship isn’t going well, or work is becoming too stressful. You’re avoiding people you care about and skipping out on things that used to matter. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Guilt and shame feel suffocating. You might be wondering how you even got here. Let’s be real: trauma sucks. PTSD sucks. But recovery and posttraumatic growth is real. It’s not your fault you haven’t figured it all out on your own. This sh-t is hard! If you could have done it on your own already, you would have.
I get it. You're probably not here because you want to be. You’re here because you need to be. Maybe your relationship isn’t going well, or work is becoming too stressful. You’re avoiding people you care about and skipping out on things that used to matter. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Guilt and shame feel suffocating. You might be wondering how you even got here. Let’s be real: trauma sucks. PTSD sucks. But recovery and posttraumatic growth is real. It’s not your fault you haven’t figured it all out on your own. This sh-t is hard! If you could have done it on your own already, you would have.
(440) 739-7867 View (440) 739-7867
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Kathy Chamberlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040
My specialty is trauma. I love to journey with people to help them learn how to live free and full lives. Life is filled with many anxieties, trials, traumas and obstacles which can create patterns that hinder us from thriving. When we experience trauma, our brain and body create adaptive or maladaptive patterns to cope with trauma. My goal is to partner with my clients to identify the problems, create effective goals and increase healthy cognitive, emotional and behavioral skills in order to decrease symptoms and develop healthy coping tools. I provide Christian counseling to those seeking support from a faith based perspective.
My specialty is trauma. I love to journey with people to help them learn how to live free and full lives. Life is filled with many anxieties, trials, traumas and obstacles which can create patterns that hinder us from thriving. When we experience trauma, our brain and body create adaptive or maladaptive patterns to cope with trauma. My goal is to partner with my clients to identify the problems, create effective goals and increase healthy cognitive, emotional and behavioral skills in order to decrease symptoms and develop healthy coping tools. I provide Christian counseling to those seeking support from a faith based perspective.
(440) 538-1731 View (440) 538-1731
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Donna Murray
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
(216) 677-2386 View (216) 677-2386
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Rachel Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
I am a mother of four, within a special needs household, and a retired Marine spouse of 20+ years, I have experienced and overcome a distinct set of challenges throughout my personal and professional life that makes me a therapist who can relate to my clients. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with complex mental health issues. Whatever the challenge you are facing, I will be by your side!
I am a mother of four, within a special needs household, and a retired Marine spouse of 20+ years, I have experienced and overcome a distinct set of challenges throughout my personal and professional life that makes me a therapist who can relate to my clients. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with complex mental health issues. Whatever the challenge you are facing, I will be by your side!
(330) 632-8874 View (330) 632-8874
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Marissa Pelsozy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040
Marissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. She is currently licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio and has been practicing for 15 + years working with adolescents, adults and families. Marissa has several years working in the psychiatric hospital setting addressing the needs of adults who are in an immediate crisis, and those who are seeking outpatient services. She has done therapeutic programming in high schools regarding self esteem and depression. Marissa also has experience working with couples to promote healthier relationships.
Marissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. She is currently licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio and has been practicing for 15 + years working with adolescents, adults and families. Marissa has several years working in the psychiatric hospital setting addressing the needs of adults who are in an immediate crisis, and those who are seeking outpatient services. She has done therapeutic programming in high schools regarding self esteem and depression. Marissa also has experience working with couples to promote healthier relationships.
(440) 291-2010 View (440) 291-2010
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Lanaya McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I have a passion for helping people. I became a therapist to help and encourage people. I have a wide variety of experience. I worked in community health for several years. During that time, I saw a multitude up clients with a variety of issues to include but not limited to addiction, depression, bi - polar disorder, and many others. I provided care inpatient and outpatient and ran many different types of groups for adults and children. I worked with children and families on our juvenile unit as well.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I have a passion for helping people. I became a therapist to help and encourage people. I have a wide variety of experience. I worked in community health for several years. During that time, I saw a multitude up clients with a variety of issues to include but not limited to addiction, depression, bi - polar disorder, and many others. I provided care inpatient and outpatient and ran many different types of groups for adults and children. I worked with children and families on our juvenile unit as well.
(216) 284-1471 View (216) 284-1471
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Andriel J Ugbomeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040  (Online Only)
Are you sick of feeling worried or constantly sad? Have you ever felt like you just needed someone to talk to who is not biased? You’re not alone. Here at Healing Without Limits, we have a team of licensed therapists who work with individuals who live with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and trauma who would like to explore healing and/or improving their quality of life.
Are you sick of feeling worried or constantly sad? Have you ever felt like you just needed someone to talk to who is not biased? You’re not alone. Here at Healing Without Limits, we have a team of licensed therapists who work with individuals who live with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and trauma who would like to explore healing and/or improving their quality of life.
(614) 705-0201 View (614) 705-0201
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GuideWell Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gates Mills, OH 44040
At Guidewell, we specialize in the following areas: abuse, alcohol and drug use, anger management, Christian counseling, coaching, codependency, conflict resolution, family conflict, grief counseling, life transitions, school behavior problems, educational stress management, self-esteem, spiritual direction and trauma. Our team of holistic counselors specialize in a variety of evidence-based treatments.
At Guidewell, we specialize in the following areas: abuse, alcohol and drug use, anger management, Christian counseling, coaching, codependency, conflict resolution, family conflict, grief counseling, life transitions, school behavior problems, educational stress management, self-esteem, spiritual direction and trauma. Our team of holistic counselors specialize in a variety of evidence-based treatments.
(614) 820-5513 View (614) 820-5513

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Number of Therapists in Gates Mills, OH

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Gates Mills, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Self Esteem
81% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
69% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gates Mills, OH see their clients

65% Online Only
35% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gates Mills?

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.