Therapists in Chalk Hill, PA

Photo of Douglas A Hoesch, LCSW, IGCG-I, CAADC, CCTP, SAP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Douglas A Hoesch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IGCG-I, CAADC, CCTP, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
Not accepting new clients
Clients who are struggling with life issues including, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, obsessive disorders, trauma, and addiction and are looking to build the skills to live a full and rewarding life will find a supportive professional with Douglas. Doug works best with individuals struggling to make changes in life to deal with mental/behavioral issues and/or addiction impacting their ability to live the life they choose. Doug’s practice is based upon self-discovery, inspiration, motivation, and the ability for people to heal from life’s trauma. He has a focus on Aviation related issues.
Clients who are struggling with life issues including, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, obsessive disorders, trauma, and addiction and are looking to build the skills to live a full and rewarding life will find a supportive professional with Douglas. Doug works best with individuals struggling to make changes in life to deal with mental/behavioral issues and/or addiction impacting their ability to live the life they choose. Doug’s practice is based upon self-discovery, inspiration, motivation, and the ability for people to heal from life’s trauma. He has a focus on Aviation related issues.
(412) 214-8910 View (412) 214-8910

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Photo of Anna Deeds - Deeds Counseling, MSEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Deeds Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
Do you have anxiety, anger, depression or relationship problems? Maybe you feel stressed and overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel lonely and disconnected. Or you have low self-esteem and are extremely critical of yourself. Counseling can help you work on these issues. You can ease your burden by talking with a trained professional. You can develop healthy coping skills. Learn relaxation techniques. And develop better ways to communicate how you're feeling to the people around you. Coping skills, self-care and stress management are necessary tools that can help you become more resilient and able to face anything life throws at you.
Do you have anxiety, anger, depression or relationship problems? Maybe you feel stressed and overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel lonely and disconnected. Or you have low self-esteem and are extremely critical of yourself. Counseling can help you work on these issues. You can ease your burden by talking with a trained professional. You can develop healthy coping skills. Learn relaxation techniques. And develop better ways to communicate how you're feeling to the people around you. Coping skills, self-care and stress management are necessary tools that can help you become more resilient and able to face anything life throws at you.
(724) 505-4670 View (724) 505-4670
Photo of Nikki A Holonich, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nikki A Holonich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Hopwood, PA 15445
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed by daily life? Have you experienced abuse or another form of trauma in your life? Does it feel like you have to struggle to complete a task or lack motivation? Would you like to not feel so exhausted and stressed out? Do you want to make positive changes in your relationships or life in general? I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical trauma professional. I have 20 years experience with individual, family and couples therapy across all age groups.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by daily life? Have you experienced abuse or another form of trauma in your life? Does it feel like you have to struggle to complete a task or lack motivation? Would you like to not feel so exhausted and stressed out? Do you want to make positive changes in your relationships or life in general? I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical trauma professional. I have 20 years experience with individual, family and couples therapy across all age groups.
(724) 320-1989 View (724) 320-1989
Photo of MacKenzie Haladyna, LAPC
MacKenzie Haladyna
Associate Professional Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401  (Online Only)
Are you trying to heal from past trauma's? Are you going through a life transition? Feeling drained or exhausted? Are you looking for general support? Looking to improve your quality of life? Wherever you are, Journey to Healing Counseling Associates, promises to meet you where you're at. Seeking help isn't easy, so I commend you for taking the first step. I believe therapy is so important as life can be beautiful, it can also pose challenges you shouldn't have to face alone. I believe in providing unconditional acceptance and positive regard. My counseling style is warm, gentle, and non-judgmental. Be heard. Be seen. Be valued.
Are you trying to heal from past trauma's? Are you going through a life transition? Feeling drained or exhausted? Are you looking for general support? Looking to improve your quality of life? Wherever you are, Journey to Healing Counseling Associates, promises to meet you where you're at. Seeking help isn't easy, so I commend you for taking the first step. I believe therapy is so important as life can be beautiful, it can also pose challenges you shouldn't have to face alone. I believe in providing unconditional acceptance and positive regard. My counseling style is warm, gentle, and non-judgmental. Be heard. Be seen. Be valued.
(724) 402-5799 View (724) 402-5799
Photo of Elana Lee Chilzer - Chilzer Counseling, LLC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chilzer Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (PC007093) working in the state of Pennsylvania. Working in the mental health field since 2007 has allowed me the honor of working with a broad spectrum of clients. Upon completion of my MS from California University of Pennsylvania, I gained extensive experience working in substance abuse treatment. I entered the private practice realm in 2014 where I began treating individuals, children, and families in an outpatient setting.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (PC007093) working in the state of Pennsylvania. Working in the mental health field since 2007 has allowed me the honor of working with a broad spectrum of clients. Upon completion of my MS from California University of Pennsylvania, I gained extensive experience working in substance abuse treatment. I entered the private practice realm in 2014 where I began treating individuals, children, and families in an outpatient setting.
(724) 538-7762 View (724) 538-7762
Photo of Alaina Violet Breakiron - Serenity Hill Counseling and Wellness LLC, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Serenity Hill Counseling and Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401
At Serenity Hill Counseling & Wellness LLC, we explore what it means to have a mind/body/spirit connection and how to assist people in healing WHOLE. For far too long, our society has separated the mind, body, & spirit. While we have made great strides in the world of medicine, we have also taken hundreds of steps backwards in the world of spirituality and emotional well-being. We have downplayed our innate ability to heal. At SHCW we dive into the world of holistic healing while combining this with evidenced-based treatment options to encompass ALL areas of wellness. We encourage each client to develop their own path to healing!
At Serenity Hill Counseling & Wellness LLC, we explore what it means to have a mind/body/spirit connection and how to assist people in healing WHOLE. For far too long, our society has separated the mind, body, & spirit. While we have made great strides in the world of medicine, we have also taken hundreds of steps backwards in the world of spirituality and emotional well-being. We have downplayed our innate ability to heal. At SHCW we dive into the world of holistic healing while combining this with evidenced-based treatment options to encompass ALL areas of wellness. We encourage each client to develop their own path to healing!
(878) 218-7038 View (878) 218-7038
Photo of Seth T Vargo, LCSW, CCATP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Seth T Vargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
Sometimes, life hits Hard! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who prides himself on listening and not judging my client's issues/problems. I look forward to working with you on taking control of your symptoms/issues (stress, worry, panic, anxiety, and depression) while focusing on your strengths and building positive coping strategies that will lead to improving overall wellness and a resilient life.
Sometimes, life hits Hard! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who prides himself on listening and not judging my client's issues/problems. I look forward to working with you on taking control of your symptoms/issues (stress, worry, panic, anxiety, and depression) while focusing on your strengths and building positive coping strategies that will lead to improving overall wellness and a resilient life.
(878) 216-0385 View (878) 216-0385
Photo of Cassie H Maxwell - Children in Balance, MA, PsyD, Counselor
Children in Balance
Counselor, MA, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401
Children In Balance, a division of Women in Balance, offers high quality behavioral and mental health counseling for children, adolescents and families. We offer individual or group therapy. Our counselors have significant experience and training in working with children and their families. While approaching each person as an individual with their own positive characteristics and one-of-a-kind needs, our counselors offer effective therapeutic techniques that enhance progress. We offer a warm and inviting space where each child can safely explore their emotions and behaviors.
Children In Balance, a division of Women in Balance, offers high quality behavioral and mental health counseling for children, adolescents and families. We offer individual or group therapy. Our counselors have significant experience and training in working with children and their families. While approaching each person as an individual with their own positive characteristics and one-of-a-kind needs, our counselors offer effective therapeutic techniques that enhance progress. We offer a warm and inviting space where each child can safely explore their emotions and behaviors.
(304) 782-6663 View (304) 782-6663
Photo of Deanna Kulcsar, LPC, NCC, MA MFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Deanna Kulcsar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA MFT
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401  (Online Only)
Are you waking up in the morning thinking "This is not what I signed up for!" Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Are you struggling coming to terms with a traumatic event or wrestling with where life has put you? Perhaps you are looking for a deeper sense of self and want to experience growth towards a life that feels authentic. My love for therapy grew out of the idea that our experiences shape our beliefs about ourselves and others. Sometimes these beliefs are helpful... and sometimes not. One of the goals of therapy can be to recognize your own beliefs and understand how they impact your thoughts and feelings.
Are you waking up in the morning thinking "This is not what I signed up for!" Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Are you struggling coming to terms with a traumatic event or wrestling with where life has put you? Perhaps you are looking for a deeper sense of self and want to experience growth towards a life that feels authentic. My love for therapy grew out of the idea that our experiences shape our beliefs about ourselves and others. Sometimes these beliefs are helpful... and sometimes not. One of the goals of therapy can be to recognize your own beliefs and understand how they impact your thoughts and feelings.
(267) 662-2772 View (267) 662-2772
Photo of Richard Hoffman - Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401  (Online Only)
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 202-0362 View (724) 202-0362
Photo of Brandi Lee Szabo, MSW, LSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brandi Lee Szabo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
I'm here to assist in making life better. Relationship issues, depressed mood, anxiety, behavioral issues, dealing with grief and loss and debilitating or terminal diagnoses are all issues we can work on together. Having personally experienced cancer, I also work well with those struggling with the diagnoses, disease, and disease process.
I'm here to assist in making life better. Relationship issues, depressed mood, anxiety, behavioral issues, dealing with grief and loss and debilitating or terminal diagnoses are all issues we can work on together. Having personally experienced cancer, I also work well with those struggling with the diagnoses, disease, and disease process.
(724) 201-3714 View (724) 201-3714
Scott Tracy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
Dr. Scott Tracy has maintained a private counseling practice in Fayette County for nearly twenty years. Dr. Tracy earned his doctoral degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and serves as a professor of counseling in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Dr. Tracy utilizes an integrated counseling approach that involves traditional cognitive and behavioral counseling along with holistic techniques. Yoga, diet, exercise, stress management training, art therapy, dream analysis, massage and meditation are some examples of holistic techniques that complement traditional counseling. All of these are offered at the Tracy Counseling Center. Daisy, our emotional support dog, is also available for session participation.
Dr. Scott Tracy has maintained a private counseling practice in Fayette County for nearly twenty years. Dr. Tracy earned his doctoral degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and serves as a professor of counseling in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Dr. Tracy utilizes an integrated counseling approach that involves traditional cognitive and behavioral counseling along with holistic techniques. Yoga, diet, exercise, stress management training, art therapy, dream analysis, massage and meditation are some examples of holistic techniques that complement traditional counseling. All of these are offered at the Tracy Counseling Center. Daisy, our emotional support dog, is also available for session participation.
(724) 626-4444 View (724) 626-4444
Photo of Roxane Mongelluzzo - Connellsville Counseling & Psychological Services, LCSW
Connellsville Counseling & Psychological Services
LCSW
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401
Connellsville Counseling & Psychological Services provides a full range of outpatient mental health services to children and adults. Our therapist specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. We have four therapist trained in parent child interactive therapy specially designed for children seven and under with behavioral problems. We also have a full time psychiatrist to meet the medication management needs of our clients. We are nationally credentialed by the Council on Accreditation and fully licensed by the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Connellsville Counseling & Psychological Services provides a full range of outpatient mental health services to children and adults. Our therapist specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. We have four therapist trained in parent child interactive therapy specially designed for children seven and under with behavioral problems. We also have a full time psychiatrist to meet the medication management needs of our clients. We are nationally credentialed by the Council on Accreditation and fully licensed by the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
(724) 626-8420 View (724) 626-8420
Photo of Tom Bender - Bender Counseling, LCSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Bender Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401  (Online Only)
You may be experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts or memories about a situation that continue to invade your thinking. These symptoms can often be addressed through unique Trauma treatment methods that typically provide relief more rapidly.
You may be experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts or memories about a situation that continue to invade your thinking. These symptoms can often be addressed through unique Trauma treatment methods that typically provide relief more rapidly.
(814) 701-0597 View (814) 701-0597
Photo of Al Kasprowicz - Stillwater, LLC, PhD, LPC, LICSW, Psychologist
Stillwater, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LPC, LICSW
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401
AT STILLWATER, WE PROVIDE COUNSELING, CONSULTING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS. It is our desire to restore, maintain and increase the health and wellbeing of individuals through evidence-based practice, integrating conventional, holistic and faith-based approaches. We strive to offer an approachable, contemplative and encouraging space; an environment supportive of the wellness and healing intrinsic to us all. Stillwater practitioners consider the intricacies of the emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual self, all essential to the vitality of the whole person.
AT STILLWATER, WE PROVIDE COUNSELING, CONSULTING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS. It is our desire to restore, maintain and increase the health and wellbeing of individuals through evidence-based practice, integrating conventional, holistic and faith-based approaches. We strive to offer an approachable, contemplative and encouraging space; an environment supportive of the wellness and healing intrinsic to us all. Stillwater practitioners consider the intricacies of the emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual self, all essential to the vitality of the whole person.
(681) 202-2141 View (681) 202-2141
Photo of Dorothy L Ingram - Peace and Perspective Counseling, LLC, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Peace and Perspective Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
In these times of uncertainty, everyone could use a little support. As a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment, I'm here to support you, whether you're looking to learn how to better manage stress, a chronic health condition, heal trauma, resolve family conflict, substance abuse/dependency, grief/loss, or manage a mood disorder. We partner together to tailor therapy that addresses your individual needs. Change is always possible and I'd be honored to be a part of your journey.
In these times of uncertainty, everyone could use a little support. As a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment, I'm here to support you, whether you're looking to learn how to better manage stress, a chronic health condition, heal trauma, resolve family conflict, substance abuse/dependency, grief/loss, or manage a mood disorder. We partner together to tailor therapy that addresses your individual needs. Change is always possible and I'd be honored to be a part of your journey.
(878) 216-0339 View (878) 216-0339
Photo of Robyne Drew, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Robyne Drew
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401
I am willing to take a non-traditional approach to therapy sessions. I work from a holistic and cognitive behavioral approach. My approach involves physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects we experience daily. When discussing areas of concern, I include how one area in life can affect others, focusing on the person as a whole and not on a set of symptoms. I guide my clients to find ways of releasing unwanted energy and emotions by using techniques that help work through the body, such as breathwork, tapping, and many other techniques.
I am willing to take a non-traditional approach to therapy sessions. I work from a holistic and cognitive behavioral approach. My approach involves physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects we experience daily. When discussing areas of concern, I include how one area in life can affect others, focusing on the person as a whole and not on a set of symptoms. I guide my clients to find ways of releasing unwanted energy and emotions by using techniques that help work through the body, such as breathwork, tapping, and many other techniques.
(724) 530-3226 View (724) 530-3226
Photo of Alissa Gren, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alissa Gren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
I offer a safe and comfortable space to explore areas of your life that you want to improve, changes you want to make, and work on figuring out who you are and what you want to be. I believe in therapy as a partnership and I feel privileged to be a part of the journey towards whatever goals you may have. Life is complicated and painful at times. But you don't have to deal with it alone.
I offer a safe and comfortable space to explore areas of your life that you want to improve, changes you want to make, and work on figuring out who you are and what you want to be. I believe in therapy as a partnership and I feel privileged to be a part of the journey towards whatever goals you may have. Life is complicated and painful at times. But you don't have to deal with it alone.
(681) 201-1401 View (681) 201-1401
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Rucker Therapy Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Uniontown, PA 15401
Michael Rucker is a clinically trained marriage and family therapist and has been in practice for over a decade in Charleston, WV and Morgantown, WV. He has worked with a broad population of clients, including individuals, couples, families, children, teenagers, and groups. His passion and life experiences has led to an interest and specialization with a myriad of topic areas that he excels with, including but not limited to infidelity, infertility, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learning disabilities, addiction, marital issues, and divorce adjustment.
Michael Rucker is a clinically trained marriage and family therapist and has been in practice for over a decade in Charleston, WV and Morgantown, WV. He has worked with a broad population of clients, including individuals, couples, families, children, teenagers, and groups. His passion and life experiences has led to an interest and specialization with a myriad of topic areas that he excels with, including but not limited to infidelity, infertility, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learning disabilities, addiction, marital issues, and divorce adjustment.
(681) 229-4032 View (681) 229-4032
Photo of Bonnie Strayer, MSW, LICSW, EMDR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Bonnie Strayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uniontown, PA 15401
Stressful and terrifying experiences can leave people feeling isolated. Feeling detached from others and like no one can understand what happens in your mind makes it difficult to interact with people. It’s hard to be hopeful when you are experiencing mental health symptoms like this, but you’re here looking for someone to talk to, and that’s really wonderful. If you’d like, check out my website and see if I’m someone you could chat with. We can set up a time to talk on the phone for a no cost 15 minute consultation so that you can get a feel for who I am.
Stressful and terrifying experiences can leave people feeling isolated. Feeling detached from others and like no one can understand what happens in your mind makes it difficult to interact with people. It’s hard to be hopeful when you are experiencing mental health symptoms like this, but you’re here looking for someone to talk to, and that’s really wonderful. If you’d like, check out my website and see if I’m someone you could chat with. We can set up a time to talk on the phone for a no cost 15 minute consultation so that you can get a feel for who I am.
(304) 451-5708 View (304) 451-5708

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chalk Hill, PA

< 10

Therapists in Chalk Hill, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Magellan

How Therapists in Chalk Hill, PA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chalk Hill?

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.