Therapists in Chester Springs, PA

Photo of Kristina Vacha, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chester Springs, PA
Kristina Vacha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LBS, MSS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or social isolation? Are you overwhelmed by work, family, relationships, or facing major life stressors? Is it hard to feel like you fit in? Are you trying really hard and still left feeling like you aren't good enough? My clients are often feeling stuck and wanting to feel better. I offer a safe place and support so you can learn better ways to cope, reduce symptoms of distress, and move closer to living your best life. My clientele includes adults with autism, both diagnosed or exploring neurodiversity, individuals with chronic illness or individuals facing empty nest/retirement.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or social isolation? Are you overwhelmed by work, family, relationships, or facing major life stressors? Is it hard to feel like you fit in? Are you trying really hard and still left feeling like you aren't good enough? My clients are often feeling stuck and wanting to feel better. I offer a safe place and support so you can learn better ways to cope, reduce symptoms of distress, and move closer to living your best life. My clientele includes adults with autism, both diagnosed or exploring neurodiversity, individuals with chronic illness or individuals facing empty nest/retirement.
(484) 212-0888 View (484) 212-0888
Photo of Lara Haagen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chester Springs, PA
Lara Haagen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Have you ever felt like therapy didn’t quite bring relief, or as if you were ‘failing’ at treatment? Feeling burnt out and unsure why, or facing the challenges of parenting a unique child? You’re not alone and certainly not a failure! Not every therapeutic approach is a fit for everyone, and some can even amplify distress—particularly when neurodiversity goes unrecognized and unsupported. Gaining a deeper understanding of how your mind works and exploring strategies tailored to diverse neurotypes can be transformative, fostering increased confidence, improved behaviors, & enriched relationships for a more fulfilling quality of life.
Have you ever felt like therapy didn’t quite bring relief, or as if you were ‘failing’ at treatment? Feeling burnt out and unsure why, or facing the challenges of parenting a unique child? You’re not alone and certainly not a failure! Not every therapeutic approach is a fit for everyone, and some can even amplify distress—particularly when neurodiversity goes unrecognized and unsupported. Gaining a deeper understanding of how your mind works and exploring strategies tailored to diverse neurotypes can be transformative, fostering increased confidence, improved behaviors, & enriched relationships for a more fulfilling quality of life.
(610) 601-4900 View (610) 601-4900
Photo of Patricia Anne Donoghue, Psychologist in Chester Springs, PA
Patricia Anne Donoghue
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425
In over 25 years practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist, I have helped people overcome a wide range of challenges and issues so they can not just survive, but thrive.
In over 25 years practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist, I have helped people overcome a wide range of challenges and issues so they can not just survive, but thrive.
(610) 601-3891 View (610) 601-3891
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Reneé Todd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425  (Online Only)
Sometimes life hands us more than we can deal with on our own; that’s why I became a therapist- to help people manage through difficult times so they can find a sense of safety & security to function at their best. Whether it's due to stress, anxiety, relationship/family challenges, or past emotional pain, we’ll work together to help you discover what you need to heal and grow. As a licensed therapist as well as a clinical supervisor of therapists, over the years, I’ve guided hundreds of individuals, couples, parents, and families in defining and connecting to the ideals, values, and relationships that made them feel whole again.
Sometimes life hands us more than we can deal with on our own; that’s why I became a therapist- to help people manage through difficult times so they can find a sense of safety & security to function at their best. Whether it's due to stress, anxiety, relationship/family challenges, or past emotional pain, we’ll work together to help you discover what you need to heal and grow. As a licensed therapist as well as a clinical supervisor of therapists, over the years, I’ve guided hundreds of individuals, couples, parents, and families in defining and connecting to the ideals, values, and relationships that made them feel whole again.
(610) 215-2037 View (610) 215-2037
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Sharie L. Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCMH, EMDR
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425  (Online Only)
As a Christian counselor and EMDR trauma specialist, Sharie partners with clients to bring healing and wholeness through a therapeutic partnership and integrative counseling approach that provide knowledge, practical application, and hope. Her 30 years of counseling experience and training have made her knowledgeable and skilled at uncovering root problems and identifying life processes that lead to recovery. Sharie is an author and consultant partnering with groups as a workshop and conference instructor.
As a Christian counselor and EMDR trauma specialist, Sharie partners with clients to bring healing and wholeness through a therapeutic partnership and integrative counseling approach that provide knowledge, practical application, and hope. Her 30 years of counseling experience and training have made her knowledgeable and skilled at uncovering root problems and identifying life processes that lead to recovery. Sharie is an author and consultant partnering with groups as a workshop and conference instructor.
(610) 345-7991 View (610) 345-7991
Photo of Danielle White, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chester Springs, PA
Danielle White
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Therapy is a gift. It is transformative. It is empowering. And empowering others through warmth, support, compassion, evidence-based therapeutic practices, and psychoeducation is what gets my blood pumping. My fundamental goal is to help you discover the strength and agency within yourself to make important choices which espouse positive change. Emotions can be difficult to navigate. I firmly and emphatically believe that, together, we can identify and employ effective tools which serve as a catalyst for allowing you to experience improved wellness, and enjoy an enduringly elevated quality of life.
Therapy is a gift. It is transformative. It is empowering. And empowering others through warmth, support, compassion, evidence-based therapeutic practices, and psychoeducation is what gets my blood pumping. My fundamental goal is to help you discover the strength and agency within yourself to make important choices which espouse positive change. Emotions can be difficult to navigate. I firmly and emphatically believe that, together, we can identify and employ effective tools which serve as a catalyst for allowing you to experience improved wellness, and enjoy an enduringly elevated quality of life.
(610) 510-8545 View (610) 510-8545
Photo of Chanelle Bishop-Gilyard, Psychologist in Chester Springs, PA
Chanelle Bishop-Gilyard
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Do you ever feel like you're swimming up stream? Does it feel like the littlest things bother you? Maybe you're feeling like you aren't enjoying life like you did before? Or, maybe your child doesn't seem like he or she is as happy as before? Hard time sleeping? Struggling to manage your weight? It may be time to think and do your way to a happier and healthier you! It may have taken you quite some time to decide if you wanted to pursue treatment. That's okay, the most important thing is that you are here now!  I am here to support you in learning strategies to live the life that is best for you!
Do you ever feel like you're swimming up stream? Does it feel like the littlest things bother you? Maybe you're feeling like you aren't enjoying life like you did before? Or, maybe your child doesn't seem like he or she is as happy as before? Hard time sleeping? Struggling to manage your weight? It may be time to think and do your way to a happier and healthier you! It may have taken you quite some time to decide if you wanted to pursue treatment. That's okay, the most important thing is that you are here now!  I am here to support you in learning strategies to live the life that is best for you!
(610) 601-6889 View (610) 601-6889
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Dr. Bre Ford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Is your family struggling? I specialize in working with individuals and multiple members of a family. Together, we can identify the issues that are causing distress and create a plan for happiness and goal achievement. I have a gentle, warm approach that helps clients feel a sense of calm and a lack of judgment during the therapy process. I use empowering therapeutic approaches designed to increase self-esteem, along with scientifically-based methods that help clients work through anxiety, communication issues, and trauma. I am passionate about helping families achieve change.
Is your family struggling? I specialize in working with individuals and multiple members of a family. Together, we can identify the issues that are causing distress and create a plan for happiness and goal achievement. I have a gentle, warm approach that helps clients feel a sense of calm and a lack of judgment during the therapy process. I use empowering therapeutic approaches designed to increase self-esteem, along with scientifically-based methods that help clients work through anxiety, communication issues, and trauma. I am passionate about helping families achieve change.
(619) 274-0810 View (619) 274-0810
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Tamara Gray-Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
I pursue a therapeutic framework that supports setting goals and strategies for productive therapeutic work. I enjoy counseling individuals, couples, and families. I am committed to compassionately working with clients who may experience depression, anxiety, mood disorders, marital and relational issues, and difficult family dynamics. I also help clients who need assistance in life coaching, communication, and conflict resolution. I create a safe haven that encompasses transparency, non-judgment, and acceptance, while empowering you to achieve goals with desirable results.
I pursue a therapeutic framework that supports setting goals and strategies for productive therapeutic work. I enjoy counseling individuals, couples, and families. I am committed to compassionately working with clients who may experience depression, anxiety, mood disorders, marital and relational issues, and difficult family dynamics. I also help clients who need assistance in life coaching, communication, and conflict resolution. I create a safe haven that encompasses transparency, non-judgment, and acceptance, while empowering you to achieve goals with desirable results.
(484) 712-2974 View (484) 712-2974
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Kerstin Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
I specialize in anger-management, sex-therapy, Emdr, depression, and anxiety. I support men and women to rediscover their self-confidence and help clients to get in touch with a positive sense of self that enhances life quality and performance. In addition I specialize in couples therapy, where I support couples to hear and understand each other in a more empathic way. My focus is to create an emotionally safe environment that allows for sharing, without repetition of destructive patterns in session. I guide couples to feel compassion which leads partners to rediscover love, hope, and optimism for the future.
I specialize in anger-management, sex-therapy, Emdr, depression, and anxiety. I support men and women to rediscover their self-confidence and help clients to get in touch with a positive sense of self that enhances life quality and performance. In addition I specialize in couples therapy, where I support couples to hear and understand each other in a more empathic way. My focus is to create an emotionally safe environment that allows for sharing, without repetition of destructive patterns in session. I guide couples to feel compassion which leads partners to rediscover love, hope, and optimism for the future.
(484) 851-9260 View (484) 851-9260
Photo of Nancy L Pellegrini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chester Springs, PA
Nancy L Pellegrini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Do you find yourself preoccupied, unable to sleep well, or moody and irritable? Have you found it more difficult to get out of bed and face the day with motivation and energy? Have you or others noticed that there is more conflict in your interactions? I have been successful in helping many individuals, couples and families clarify and understand their difficulties, identify strategies for change, and collaboratively work together for problem resolution. My approach is engaging, with an emphasis on reflective listening, giving feedback and information, and empathically supporting the difficult but rewarding process of change.
Do you find yourself preoccupied, unable to sleep well, or moody and irritable? Have you found it more difficult to get out of bed and face the day with motivation and energy? Have you or others noticed that there is more conflict in your interactions? I have been successful in helping many individuals, couples and families clarify and understand their difficulties, identify strategies for change, and collaboratively work together for problem resolution. My approach is engaging, with an emphasis on reflective listening, giving feedback and information, and empathically supporting the difficult but rewarding process of change.
(484) 548-0964 View (484) 548-0964
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Fratantoni Counseling and Blue Creek Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAADC
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is seeking help with an open mind to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues related to their challenges. Clients interested in addressing issues related to anxiety/depression, social isolation, impulsivity, procrastination, addiction, parenting, family and relationships with the goal to gain self-awareness and coping skills will work well with my counseling approach. My hope is that those that I work with will gain a greater sense of self, improve communication skills, enhance life balance, and develop feelings of self-empowerment.
My ideal client is seeking help with an open mind to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues related to their challenges. Clients interested in addressing issues related to anxiety/depression, social isolation, impulsivity, procrastination, addiction, parenting, family and relationships with the goal to gain self-awareness and coping skills will work well with my counseling approach. My hope is that those that I work with will gain a greater sense of self, improve communication skills, enhance life balance, and develop feelings of self-empowerment.
(484) 207-5477 View (484) 207-5477
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Suzanne Holbrook Bloom Behavioral Health
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425  (Online Only)
“Happiness is not something that you have to achieve. You can still feel happy during the process of achieving something." -Kim Namjoon. I am a queer woman and cisgender ally who specializes in working with teens and adults who are a part of the LGBTQIA community and are navigating life with a history of trauma.
“Happiness is not something that you have to achieve. You can still feel happy during the process of achieving something." -Kim Namjoon. I am a queer woman and cisgender ally who specializes in working with teens and adults who are a part of the LGBTQIA community and are navigating life with a history of trauma.
(610) 638-7683 View (610) 638-7683
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Benjamin Lasner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Benjamin (pronounced Ben-ya-meen) Lasner, LPC, NBCC, M.S.. He is compassionate, open, and committed to creating a therapeutic relationship where everyone feels safe and respected. Benjamin understands and values the perspectives of both sides of the therapeutic relationship and firmly believes that two individuals sitting in a room, and having a conversation, is one of the most powerful, healing events that can occur. Benjamin strives to make the therapeutic environment welcoming, giving you his full focus and attention. It is important to meet each client where they are in order to help them achieve their goals.
Benjamin (pronounced Ben-ya-meen) Lasner, LPC, NBCC, M.S.. He is compassionate, open, and committed to creating a therapeutic relationship where everyone feels safe and respected. Benjamin understands and values the perspectives of both sides of the therapeutic relationship and firmly believes that two individuals sitting in a room, and having a conversation, is one of the most powerful, healing events that can occur. Benjamin strives to make the therapeutic environment welcoming, giving you his full focus and attention. It is important to meet each client where they are in order to help them achieve their goals.
(610) 686-7502 View (610) 686-7502
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Amy Watkins (Shellhamer)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CET III
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425
I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, attachment disorders and relationship complications (including relationships with high conflict individuals). My goal is to support you in the journey back to your true self and provide tools that allow you to find your worth, deepening the connection with yourself in order to have healthier connections with others.
I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, attachment disorders and relationship complications (including relationships with high conflict individuals). My goal is to support you in the journey back to your true self and provide tools that allow you to find your worth, deepening the connection with yourself in order to have healthier connections with others.
(610) 439-9613 View (610) 439-9613
Dr. Lisa Cerullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MHS, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425  (Online Only)
Every day gives you choices, sometimes too many choices. Yet, it is “your” choice to make today or tomorrow. Through practicing as a psychotherapist for the past ten years, being a parent, professor, and an athlete I have experienced many people having difficulties making choices. So many of us get stuck with feelings of depression, fear and anxiety that making even one choice becomes too difficult. It helps to have someone assist by listening, guiding and being a support. This role is a role that I feel comfortable with as a therapist. My therapeutic style is best described as engaged & supportive
Every day gives you choices, sometimes too many choices. Yet, it is “your” choice to make today or tomorrow. Through practicing as a psychotherapist for the past ten years, being a parent, professor, and an athlete I have experienced many people having difficulties making choices. So many of us get stuck with feelings of depression, fear and anxiety that making even one choice becomes too difficult. It helps to have someone assist by listening, guiding and being a support. This role is a role that I feel comfortable with as a therapist. My therapeutic style is best described as engaged & supportive
(610) 880-2309 View (610) 880-2309
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Laura Orsatti Weissflog
MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-, BC, SEP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
If you have had an experience that seems traumatic to you despite what others may think or say, or any extremely stressful life challenge recently or in the past, I specialize in helping with these issues. If there is something you have never shared with anyone or are frightened by the prospect of disclosing what you've carried for a long time, I am here to listen. The impact of distressing experiences may result in extreme anxiety or fear, episodes of depression, repeated difficulties in personal or family relationships and even physical health issues. Emotional experiences during developmental years may result in complex PTSD.
If you have had an experience that seems traumatic to you despite what others may think or say, or any extremely stressful life challenge recently or in the past, I specialize in helping with these issues. If there is something you have never shared with anyone or are frightened by the prospect of disclosing what you've carried for a long time, I am here to listen. The impact of distressing experiences may result in extreme anxiety or fear, episodes of depression, repeated difficulties in personal or family relationships and even physical health issues. Emotional experiences during developmental years may result in complex PTSD.
(610) 915-8007 View (610) 915-8007
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Nazie Meacham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Not accepting new clients
For over fifteen years, I have been honored to walk beside hundreds of people in their journey to greater empowerment and resiliency. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work collaboratively to identify obstacles to wellness, develop skills for personal coping, illuminate individual strengths, and nurture individuals' inherent potential to thrive. I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space to support individuals path of recognizing and attending to personal needs and self acceptance. I love to meet people where they are, bringing in a variety of tools to enhance growth and support each person's individual goals.
For over fifteen years, I have been honored to walk beside hundreds of people in their journey to greater empowerment and resiliency. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work collaboratively to identify obstacles to wellness, develop skills for personal coping, illuminate individual strengths, and nurture individuals' inherent potential to thrive. I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space to support individuals path of recognizing and attending to personal needs and self acceptance. I love to meet people where they are, bringing in a variety of tools to enhance growth and support each person's individual goals.
(610) 601-2415 View (610) 601-2415
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Rose Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chester Springs, PA 19425
I offer a strength-based, solution-focused approach to change. We can work together to relieve anger, fear, anxiety or symptoms of depression. I can share tools & skills toward bettering your marital & family relationships. I will assist you to navigate the often turbulent & challenging phases of adolescence & young adulthood. I will help facilitate better communication in blended families. I offer counsel to help manage life transitions-marriage, divorce, relocation & career change. I will support you through the process of grief & loss. I will foster improved self-esteem, empowerment and self-compassion.
I offer a strength-based, solution-focused approach to change. We can work together to relieve anger, fear, anxiety or symptoms of depression. I can share tools & skills toward bettering your marital & family relationships. I will assist you to navigate the often turbulent & challenging phases of adolescence & young adulthood. I will help facilitate better communication in blended families. I offer counsel to help manage life transitions-marriage, divorce, relocation & career change. I will support you through the process of grief & loss. I will foster improved self-esteem, empowerment and self-compassion.
(610) 572-2279 View (610) 572-2279
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Suzanne R Benko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me. I have over 30 years experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I've worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, public schools, colleges, and non-profit organizations. It's so important, in addition to education & credentials, for the therapist you choose to be a good fit for you in personality & style. I would be happy to provide you with a free phone consult to give you a sense of whether I am the therapist best suited to meet your needs.
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me. I have over 30 years experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I've worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, public schools, colleges, and non-profit organizations. It's so important, in addition to education & credentials, for the therapist you choose to be a good fit for you in personality & style. I would be happy to provide you with a free phone consult to give you a sense of whether I am the therapist best suited to meet your needs.
(484) 285-4320 View (484) 285-4320

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Number of Therapists in Chester Springs, PA

90+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Chester Springs, PA who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
63% Grief
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Highmark

How Therapists in Chester Springs, PA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chester Springs?

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.