Therapists in Cambria County, PA

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Grace & Hope for Families
MA
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904  (Online Only)
The life you are living might not feel like the life you want. Do you feel controlled by your emotions instead of being in control of them? Do you feel like a prisoner of your circumstances? Are you overwhelmed and frustrated but can't find a way out? As soon as you deal with one thing, something else would happen and just bring you down. All this would leave you feeling emotionally, mentally, and spiritually depleted. Sounds familiar?
The life you are living might not feel like the life you want. Do you feel controlled by your emotions instead of being in control of them? Do you feel like a prisoner of your circumstances? Are you overwhelmed and frustrated but can't find a way out? As soon as you deal with one thing, something else would happen and just bring you down. All this would leave you feeling emotionally, mentally, and spiritually depleted. Sounds familiar?
(717) 502-9314 View (717) 502-9314
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Jeanne (Jeana) Foster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a kind and compassionate therapist who values integrity and the sacredness of the client/therapist relationship? Do you prefer a highly trained, highly experienced therapist who has worked with a broad range of challenges and mental health issues for over two decades? Are you looking for a therapist who individualzes treatment to your specific goals and provides measurable outcomes to monitor your progress? Last but not least, do you like to laugh and find joy in healing along the way? If so, reach out today!
Are you looking for a kind and compassionate therapist who values integrity and the sacredness of the client/therapist relationship? Do you prefer a highly trained, highly experienced therapist who has worked with a broad range of challenges and mental health issues for over two decades? Are you looking for a therapist who individualzes treatment to your specific goals and provides measurable outcomes to monitor your progress? Last but not least, do you like to laugh and find joy in healing along the way? If so, reach out today!
(814) 787-0619 View (814) 787-0619
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Melissa R Eckroth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Are you looking for a safe and confidential connection during these times of uncertainty to talk about the current issues you are experiencing? Or maybe you are feeling helpless after a sudden major life change that wasn't part of your plan. Feelings of grief, anxiety and depression can become overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment can help you to overcome your challenges, increase the quality of your life and help start you on a new path. Ethical and competent care is available in the safety of your home using video telehealth and is my priority as we establish our counseling relationship.
Are you looking for a safe and confidential connection during these times of uncertainty to talk about the current issues you are experiencing? Or maybe you are feeling helpless after a sudden major life change that wasn't part of your plan. Feelings of grief, anxiety and depression can become overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment can help you to overcome your challenges, increase the quality of your life and help start you on a new path. Ethical and competent care is available in the safety of your home using video telehealth and is my priority as we establish our counseling relationship.
(814) 250-3504 View (814) 250-3504
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Croyle-Nielsen Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
LCSW, LSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
(814) 425-5011 View (814) 425-5011
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Resolutions Counseling & Mediation Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15909
I am dedicated to helping people constructively resolve internal and external conflict by providing competent and thorough counseling and mediation services in a safe environment. I strive to work with my clientele to enhance communication skills, coping skills, healthy thought processes, & creative problem solving skills. My vision is to provide members of the community with the valuable tools necessary to assist them to lead the quality of life that they desire.
I am dedicated to helping people constructively resolve internal and external conflict by providing competent and thorough counseling and mediation services in a safe environment. I strive to work with my clientele to enhance communication skills, coping skills, healthy thought processes, & creative problem solving skills. My vision is to provide members of the community with the valuable tools necessary to assist them to lead the quality of life that they desire.
(814) 446-7019 View (814) 446-7019
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Hope Rising Integrative Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Are you sick with worry, does your stomach hurt, and are your muscles tense? Do you feel as if you cannot find peace? Maybe you toss and turn at night unable to sleep because of anxiety, depression or worries over your relationships. I am passionate about and have a proven track record for helping those with anxiety, depression and/or relationship concerns. I view counseling as collaborative process where you will gain tools to help you overcome whatever challenges you are facing.
Are you sick with worry, does your stomach hurt, and are your muscles tense? Do you feel as if you cannot find peace? Maybe you toss and turn at night unable to sleep because of anxiety, depression or worries over your relationships. I am passionate about and have a proven track record for helping those with anxiety, depression and/or relationship concerns. I view counseling as collaborative process where you will gain tools to help you overcome whatever challenges you are facing.
(814) 708-4696 View (814) 708-4696
Jessica Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sidman, PA 15955
I offer individual therapy services for those experiencing anxiety, depression, transition struggles, grief and trauma. I also assist with facilitating better communication skills between children and their caregivers or between couples. The goal of therapy is to facilitate a relationship where the client feels comfortable and motivated to work on their individual area(s) of concern. You're in the driver's seat, I assist with providing a road map to reach your individual goals.
I offer individual therapy services for those experiencing anxiety, depression, transition struggles, grief and trauma. I also assist with facilitating better communication skills between children and their caregivers or between couples. The goal of therapy is to facilitate a relationship where the client feels comfortable and motivated to work on their individual area(s) of concern. You're in the driver's seat, I assist with providing a road map to reach your individual goals.
(814) 564-5195 View (814) 564-5195
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April Oswalt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hastings, PA 16646
Hi! I'm April. Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you have a history of trauma or abuse? Are you having a hard time finding anyone who understands you and what it has been like to be you? Are you struggling to feel like yourself again? I believe that finding power in the things that make you "YOU" is the the key to mental wellbeing and recovery from trauma. I am not a perfect person, but I live an authentic life, and I'd love to help you live your best life too. I am a trauma survivor, have struggled with PTSD, depression, and anxiety, and have been through divorce.
Hi! I'm April. Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you have a history of trauma or abuse? Are you having a hard time finding anyone who understands you and what it has been like to be you? Are you struggling to feel like yourself again? I believe that finding power in the things that make you "YOU" is the the key to mental wellbeing and recovery from trauma. I am not a perfect person, but I live an authentic life, and I'd love to help you live your best life too. I am a trauma survivor, have struggled with PTSD, depression, and anxiety, and have been through divorce.
(814) 501-6276 View (814) 501-6276
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Theresa McGrath-Ross Accepting New Clients-Schedule Now!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
So many are trying to just survive in this world, burdened with responsiblities of so much. As a therapist, I strive to hear and support you while you work on understanding everything in your life. We will find practical goals and solutions that will work for you and make the changes needed. I use therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. The main goal is to help you not only survive, but thrive, find your inner peace and to succeed. You deserve this and I want to be there to support you on your journey.
So many are trying to just survive in this world, burdened with responsiblities of so much. As a therapist, I strive to hear and support you while you work on understanding everything in your life. We will find practical goals and solutions that will work for you and make the changes needed. I use therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. The main goal is to help you not only survive, but thrive, find your inner peace and to succeed. You deserve this and I want to be there to support you on your journey.
(814) 787-0850 View (814) 787-0850
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Stewart Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MT-BC, NBCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
Choosing the right counselor can be very difficult. Feeling weighed down, frustrated, and not able to move past difficult memories can make a person feel chained to the past. It is important that your concerns are heard, validated, and that your pain is relieved by healing the wounds. Unlike talk therapy, memories can be resolved without talking about them. EMDR and IFS are two evidenced based ways to permanently heal people who have trauma. This is my specialty. In addition, I am offering EMDR intensive therapy for people who desire to resolve the past pain more quickly and effectively. This option is private pay, only.
Choosing the right counselor can be very difficult. Feeling weighed down, frustrated, and not able to move past difficult memories can make a person feel chained to the past. It is important that your concerns are heard, validated, and that your pain is relieved by healing the wounds. Unlike talk therapy, memories can be resolved without talking about them. EMDR and IFS are two evidenced based ways to permanently heal people who have trauma. This is my specialty. In addition, I am offering EMDR intensive therapy for people who desire to resolve the past pain more quickly and effectively. This option is private pay, only.
(814) 259-6509 View (814) 259-6509
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Lifeline Medical Center Accepting New Patients-Schedule Now!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MBA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904  (Online Only)
The world can be a tough place, and almost all of us require support, a listening ear, and an open mind; especially for those who do not feel heard and understood. This is even harder for those who suffer from predispositions to mental health issues such as: depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, Autism, and etc. People require empathy, patience, understanding, and acceptance to grow. People want to be heard and understood; others want to feel accepted and valued; while there are those who may feel loss and don't know what it is that they need. This is where therapy becomes essential. To find someone who cares can be life changing.
The world can be a tough place, and almost all of us require support, a listening ear, and an open mind; especially for those who do not feel heard and understood. This is even harder for those who suffer from predispositions to mental health issues such as: depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, Autism, and etc. People require empathy, patience, understanding, and acceptance to grow. People want to be heard and understood; others want to feel accepted and valued; while there are those who may feel loss and don't know what it is that they need. This is where therapy becomes essential. To find someone who cares can be life changing.
(971) 314-4936 View (971) 314-4936
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Todd Vermileon
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
In-person sessions offered at the Johnstown office. I will continue to offer virtual sessions too! Counseling doesn’t always have to involve diving into deep childhood trauma, though sometimes it does. Counseling can be the place to explore existential themes that we encounter throughout the human experience, such as meaninglessness, loneliness, shame, inauthenticity, and more. It can be the place where we find acceptance and validation that encourages us to take steps to achieve our goals for a more fulfilling existence. My approach focuses on helping you uncover your true self so that you can live your best life on YOUR terms.
In-person sessions offered at the Johnstown office. I will continue to offer virtual sessions too! Counseling doesn’t always have to involve diving into deep childhood trauma, though sometimes it does. Counseling can be the place to explore existential themes that we encounter throughout the human experience, such as meaninglessness, loneliness, shame, inauthenticity, and more. It can be the place where we find acceptance and validation that encourages us to take steps to achieve our goals for a more fulfilling existence. My approach focuses on helping you uncover your true self so that you can live your best life on YOUR terms.
(814) 995-6583 View (814) 995-6583
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Choices Clinical Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
Now accepting new clients! At Choices you will receive the highest quality clinical care from our compassionate and experienced therapists. Finding the right therapeutic fit is crucial for effective therapy and we hire only the best. At Choices our team treats a myriad of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and trauma. We work together with you to guide you to your goals. Choices is a family owned practice and you can trust that we place your mental health as our number one priority. We care and it shows.
Now accepting new clients! At Choices you will receive the highest quality clinical care from our compassionate and experienced therapists. Finding the right therapeutic fit is crucial for effective therapy and we hire only the best. At Choices our team treats a myriad of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and trauma. We work together with you to guide you to your goals. Choices is a family owned practice and you can trust that we place your mental health as our number one priority. We care and it shows.
(814) 258-1500 View (814) 258-1500
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Dr Mary Berge & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15905  (Online Only)
At Dr. Mary Berge and Associates, you will be provided with the best care in the region, in our serene, and confidential, private practice setting. Our highly trained mental health specialists are ready to help you & your family, so don't wait another day to start changing your life... call now for an appointment.
At Dr. Mary Berge and Associates, you will be provided with the best care in the region, in our serene, and confidential, private practice setting. Our highly trained mental health specialists are ready to help you & your family, so don't wait another day to start changing your life... call now for an appointment.
(814) 247-0994 View (814) 247-0994
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Abby Casner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ebensburg, PA 15931  (Online Only)
Anxiety and depression, how to manage? Learn cognitive distortions and implement positive reframing for stressful situations. What are cognitive distortions? A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern that can bring on depression and anxiety. Cognitive distortions are thoughts that cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately. Steps to combat cognitive distortions: Identify the Cognitive Distortion, Challenge your assumptions, Fact or opinion challenge, and Positively reframe situations. Person centered therapy is utilized during treatment. I do NOT prescribe medications or provide ADHD evaluations
Anxiety and depression, how to manage? Learn cognitive distortions and implement positive reframing for stressful situations. What are cognitive distortions? A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern that can bring on depression and anxiety. Cognitive distortions are thoughts that cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately. Steps to combat cognitive distortions: Identify the Cognitive Distortion, Challenge your assumptions, Fact or opinion challenge, and Positively reframe situations. Person centered therapy is utilized during treatment. I do NOT prescribe medications or provide ADHD evaluations
(814) 517-7898 View (814) 517-7898
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Jennifer Drager Accepting New Patients-No Waiting List!
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience in the child welfare system. I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years, and I have been license eligible since 2019. I have worked with families and individuals on a variety of different concerns. I am a certified Safe Care parenting coach, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I have recently been working towards a a Trauma Focused CBT certification. I have experience working with families and improving communication concerns between parents and children.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience in the child welfare system. I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years, and I have been license eligible since 2019. I have worked with families and individuals on a variety of different concerns. I am a certified Safe Care parenting coach, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I have recently been working towards a a Trauma Focused CBT certification. I have experience working with families and improving communication concerns between parents and children.
(484) 616-2087 View (484) 616-2087
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Dr. Sonia Schilling-Mansour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EdD
Verified Verified
Sidman, PA 15955  (Online Only)
My approach is personalized for individuals committed to personal growth and open to new experiences. Join me in a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and healing as I provide compassionate guidance through life's ups and downs. I specialize in assisting primary children (ages 8-12) adolescents (ages 13+), adults, and couples who are seeking guidance in navigating life's complexities. I focus on addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, co-dependency, anger management, self-esteem, trauma, peer issues, school issues, divorce, and relationship challenges.
My approach is personalized for individuals committed to personal growth and open to new experiences. Join me in a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and healing as I provide compassionate guidance through life's ups and downs. I specialize in assisting primary children (ages 8-12) adolescents (ages 13+), adults, and couples who are seeking guidance in navigating life's complexities. I focus on addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, co-dependency, anger management, self-esteem, trauma, peer issues, school issues, divorce, and relationship challenges.
(814) 787-1932 View (814) 787-1932
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Mary Elaine Sheehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Loretto, PA 15940  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Elaine. Are you experiencing anxiety or a depressed mood? Are you struggling with a loss of confidence or finding that you dread social events that you used to enjoy? I help ordinary people to learn how to manage anxiety and symptoms of depression. I have 18 years of Master level experience in providing effective care to those seeking relief from these common problems.
Hi there, I'm Elaine. Are you experiencing anxiety or a depressed mood? Are you struggling with a loss of confidence or finding that you dread social events that you used to enjoy? I help ordinary people to learn how to manage anxiety and symptoms of depression. I have 18 years of Master level experience in providing effective care to those seeking relief from these common problems.
(814) 531-8170 View (814) 531-8170
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Amy Hionis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Fork, PA 15956  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I have over 17 years of experience in the mental health field. I am well versed in working with various populations and skill sets. I have a background in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is my primary modality. I integrate mindfulness and expressive therapies into client-focused counseling. I also have vast training in grief counseling focused on families and individuals. In my professional career, I have past private practice experience as a clinician treating individuals, couples, and families.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I have over 17 years of experience in the mental health field. I am well versed in working with various populations and skill sets. I have a background in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is my primary modality. I integrate mindfulness and expressive therapies into client-focused counseling. I also have vast training in grief counseling focused on families and individuals. In my professional career, I have past private practice experience as a clinician treating individuals, couples, and families.
(814) 501-5061 View (814) 501-5061
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Now Wellness - Janette Thompson LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Hi! How are you today? Are you sometimes frustrated with yourself for how you feel? Tired of fighting with yourself? Are you thinking, "I shouldn't be this way"? Maybe I can help. Are you willing to take a wide-angle view of your life, so you can focus in and explore the areas that might be impacting your well-being? You know what is best for you, and I believe in your ability to grow and find solutions as we work together. I want to help you understand yourself better so you can make decisions that align with where you want to be.
Hi! How are you today? Are you sometimes frustrated with yourself for how you feel? Tired of fighting with yourself? Are you thinking, "I shouldn't be this way"? Maybe I can help. Are you willing to take a wide-angle view of your life, so you can focus in and explore the areas that might be impacting your well-being? You know what is best for you, and I believe in your ability to grow and find solutions as we work together. I want to help you understand yourself better so you can make decisions that align with where you want to be.
(814) 885-2191 View (814) 885-2191

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Number of Therapists in Cambria County, PA

50+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Cambria County, PA who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
78% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
70% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Highmark
67% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Cambria County, PA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cambria County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.