Therapists in Collingdale, PA

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The Art Of Listening Therapy with Shardae
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTCP
Verified Verified
Collingdale, PA 19023
Waitlist for new clients
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them” -Ralph G. Nichols. Through my many years of clinical experience, I’ve learned that there is an art to listening that requires skill, discipline, and patience. Listening to someone who is in need, is the pathway to healing and the relief of one’s suffering. I know the importance of having a safe place to let your hair down and be truly vulnerable. In my practice, I welcome all parts of you, without assumption or judgement. Many people struggle with chronic patterns that are typically related to past
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them” -Ralph G. Nichols. Through my many years of clinical experience, I’ve learned that there is an art to listening that requires skill, discipline, and patience. Listening to someone who is in need, is the pathway to healing and the relief of one’s suffering. I know the importance of having a safe place to let your hair down and be truly vulnerable. In my practice, I welcome all parts of you, without assumption or judgement. Many people struggle with chronic patterns that are typically related to past
(610) 546-7284 View (610) 546-7284
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Dr. Janine E. Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Collingdale, PA 19023  (Online Only)
If you are suffering with anxiety or depression, I am able to help. If you need assistance connecting to your inner direction and finding meaning and joy in this life, I will provide this in our sessions. I specialize in treatment for anxiety, depression and trauma. I am a CBT certified therapist, as well as Trauma-trained professional. Over my 20 years treating clients of all ages, I have worked with older adults, adults, couples, teens and children. I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to assist and guide you on your path to healing and wellness.
If you are suffering with anxiety or depression, I am able to help. If you need assistance connecting to your inner direction and finding meaning and joy in this life, I will provide this in our sessions. I specialize in treatment for anxiety, depression and trauma. I am a CBT certified therapist, as well as Trauma-trained professional. Over my 20 years treating clients of all ages, I have worked with older adults, adults, couples, teens and children. I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to assist and guide you on your path to healing and wellness.
(484) 642-8296 View (484) 642-8296
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James Ross Sr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Collingdale, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost, hopeless, helpless, stuck or just nothing at all? Are the inevitable responsibilities of the day-to-day or issues in communication/relationship dysfunction overwhelming and you can’t seem to find your way through? Regardless of what your experience is or what it has been, I would love an opportunity to meet you where you are, and work with you to get where you want to be.
Are you feeling lost, hopeless, helpless, stuck or just nothing at all? Are the inevitable responsibilities of the day-to-day or issues in communication/relationship dysfunction overwhelming and you can’t seem to find your way through? Regardless of what your experience is or what it has been, I would love an opportunity to meet you where you are, and work with you to get where you want to be.
(484) 261-1486 View (484) 261-1486
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Annike Sprow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Collingdale, PA 19023
As a parent or caregiver, seeing your child struggle with mental health challenges, behavioral issues, loss or trauma can be confusing and overwhelming. Mental health challenges are widespread among our children and can seriously affect their quality of life. However, with therapeutic intervention, children can learn to communicate feelings, cope with challenges, and develop problem-solving skills that will help them to thrive in all areas of their lives. My name is Annike Sprow, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children with emotional and behavioral challenges, and trauma histories.
As a parent or caregiver, seeing your child struggle with mental health challenges, behavioral issues, loss or trauma can be confusing and overwhelming. Mental health challenges are widespread among our children and can seriously affect their quality of life. However, with therapeutic intervention, children can learn to communicate feelings, cope with challenges, and develop problem-solving skills that will help them to thrive in all areas of their lives. My name is Annike Sprow, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children with emotional and behavioral challenges, and trauma histories.
(215) 996-7856 View (215) 996-7856
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Deborah Lawson Morgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS-C, LPC, NCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Collingdale, PA 19023
In my practice, I provide a friendly and non-judgmental approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Care provider with more than eight years of experience in the treatment of adults and adolescents with a history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, BPD, and trauma-related disorders. Currently, I am in the process of being paneled by some insurance companies, but for now, I accept cash & credit/debit cards. I offer appropriate resources for the care needed, ensuring that my clients feel safe to open themselves up and focus on their mental and emotional health. My sessions are currently conducted online.
In my practice, I provide a friendly and non-judgmental approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Care provider with more than eight years of experience in the treatment of adults and adolescents with a history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, BPD, and trauma-related disorders. Currently, I am in the process of being paneled by some insurance companies, but for now, I accept cash & credit/debit cards. I offer appropriate resources for the care needed, ensuring that my clients feel safe to open themselves up and focus on their mental and emotional health. My sessions are currently conducted online.
(484) 326-3575 View (484) 326-3575

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Darrell J. Carson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Darrell J. Carson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2016. He has an MS from Thomas Jefferson University, a BA from Temple University, and an AA from Community College of Philadelphia. While Darrell leans towards a systemic approach which aims to encompass many facets of a client's life, he pulls techniques from various treatment methods based on what the client needs and what resonates most with them.
Darrell J. Carson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2016. He has an MS from Thomas Jefferson University, a BA from Temple University, and an AA from Community College of Philadelphia. While Darrell leans towards a systemic approach which aims to encompass many facets of a client's life, he pulls techniques from various treatment methods based on what the client needs and what resonates most with them.
(484) 946-8992 View (484) 946-8992
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Pearl Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
There are times when our world seems overwhelming, and we could benefit from contact in a judgment free and therapeutic environment. Dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, financial and relationship instabilities can be difficult without support. Regardless of the stressors that could be contributing to anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, reduced self-worth, or grief; it's important to be heard. My goal will be to work collaboratively with you to help you learn how to dance through these storms.
There are times when our world seems overwhelming, and we could benefit from contact in a judgment free and therapeutic environment. Dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, financial and relationship instabilities can be difficult without support. Regardless of the stressors that could be contributing to anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, reduced self-worth, or grief; it's important to be heard. My goal will be to work collaboratively with you to help you learn how to dance through these storms.
(215) 298-9592 View (215) 298-9592
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Alba Miranda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm so glad you found my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been in the mental health field providing counseling and life coaching for 16 years and counting. Making the decision to start therapy is a personal one. So the fact that you are here searching for support means you are putting yourself first and ready to work on yourself and/or tackle an issue that is weighing on you. I will be here to support and empower you as you strive to be a happy, healthier and better YOU!
Hi! I'm so glad you found my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been in the mental health field providing counseling and life coaching for 16 years and counting. Making the decision to start therapy is a personal one. So the fact that you are here searching for support means you are putting yourself first and ready to work on yourself and/or tackle an issue that is weighing on you. I will be here to support and empower you as you strive to be a happy, healthier and better YOU!
(484) 376-5504 View (484) 376-5504
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Sharon Cuff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPCC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Sharon Cuff is a licensed professional counselor who has been providing therapy for over 20 years. She currently works with adults, to help them manage symptoms of anxiety and mild depression. She uses various and individualized treatment modalities, which are tailored to address the needs of each client. Therapy results in understanding a diagnosis and learning ways to relieve and overcome the symptoms. Clients also use appointments to unpack old issues, get beyond the pain of a broken relationship, manage grief, talk out problems and determine solutions.
Sharon Cuff is a licensed professional counselor who has been providing therapy for over 20 years. She currently works with adults, to help them manage symptoms of anxiety and mild depression. She uses various and individualized treatment modalities, which are tailored to address the needs of each client. Therapy results in understanding a diagnosis and learning ways to relieve and overcome the symptoms. Clients also use appointments to unpack old issues, get beyond the pain of a broken relationship, manage grief, talk out problems and determine solutions.
(484) 246-7284 View (484) 246-7284
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Molly Samalio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
When I was in grad school I was asked this question: why do you want to do therapy? My answer was immediate: "I want to alleviate suffering!" A more experienced clinician shared a perplexing truth with me: sometimes you can't, you can just sit with the person through it. Over the years I have been honored to hold space for my clients to share their stories of courage and pain. I started to see what she meant, and revised my motto: I want to alleviate suffering and when I can’t I want to create a soft place to land.
When I was in grad school I was asked this question: why do you want to do therapy? My answer was immediate: "I want to alleviate suffering!" A more experienced clinician shared a perplexing truth with me: sometimes you can't, you can just sit with the person through it. Over the years I have been honored to hold space for my clients to share their stories of courage and pain. I started to see what she meant, and revised my motto: I want to alleviate suffering and when I can’t I want to create a soft place to land.
(484) 207-5541 View (484) 207-5541
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Veronica A Greim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morton, PA 19070
Making the decision to start therapy is the first step towards growth and change! I believe in a strengths based and individualized approach. I strive to provide a safe place for individuals to identify concerns, problematic behaviors or areas that they feel are in need of change. My focus is to help you identify your goals, and develop an ongoing therapeutic plan to help you achieve those goals.
Making the decision to start therapy is the first step towards growth and change! I believe in a strengths based and individualized approach. I strive to provide a safe place for individuals to identify concerns, problematic behaviors or areas that they feel are in need of change. My focus is to help you identify your goals, and develop an ongoing therapeutic plan to help you achieve those goals.
(484) 989-6899 View (484) 989-6899
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Nyame Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drexel Hill, PA 19026  (Online Only)
Please visit nyamecounseling.com for more information or to schedule a free consultation. We are a practice of culturally and ethnically diverse practitioners. NCW is dedicated to providing quality mental health counseling and wellness services that are informed by the latest innovations in psychotherapy. The mission of this dynamics practice is to help clients achieve their goals by providing individualized, compassionate, and culturally responsive services by enacting the values of self-awareness, self-care, professional development, cultural competency, transparency, and social justice/advocacy.
Please visit nyamecounseling.com for more information or to schedule a free consultation. We are a practice of culturally and ethnically diverse practitioners. NCW is dedicated to providing quality mental health counseling and wellness services that are informed by the latest innovations in psychotherapy. The mission of this dynamics practice is to help clients achieve their goals by providing individualized, compassionate, and culturally responsive services by enacting the values of self-awareness, self-care, professional development, cultural competency, transparency, and social justice/advocacy.
(610) 936-8727 View (610) 936-8727
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Myriam Rosefort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , LBSC
Verified Verified
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Doesn't it feel like life can be so unpredictable sometimes. Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? I’m a firm believer that it is important to meet clients where they are at and to be culturally sensitive. My therapeutic style is holistic and eclectic. I take great pride in assuring my clients that this is a safe space where they can vent, express themselves freely, feel validated, and not be judged. I specialize in individual therapy, marriage and family therapy. My objective is to create a safe space for you to assist you with processing your traumas, challenges, and areas in which you feel stuck.
Doesn't it feel like life can be so unpredictable sometimes. Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? I’m a firm believer that it is important to meet clients where they are at and to be culturally sensitive. My therapeutic style is holistic and eclectic. I take great pride in assuring my clients that this is a safe space where they can vent, express themselves freely, feel validated, and not be judged. I specialize in individual therapy, marriage and family therapy. My objective is to create a safe space for you to assist you with processing your traumas, challenges, and areas in which you feel stuck.
(484) 261-1380 View (484) 261-1380
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Narcissistic Abuse And Childhood Trauma Recovery Melanie Eddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Prospect Park, PA 19076  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety and overwhelm? Are you experiencing a life transition such as divorce, surviving the narcissist or navigating past trauma experiences for the first time? With over 20 years of experience as a trauma therapist, I will assist you in calming and managing anxious parts so that the calm, confident, courageous self-leader of your life can emerge. Together, we will focus on what is missing in your life as opposed to focusing on what is wrong with your life. Clarity and healing is possible when we give ourselves a safe space to process.
Are you experiencing anxiety and overwhelm? Are you experiencing a life transition such as divorce, surviving the narcissist or navigating past trauma experiences for the first time? With over 20 years of experience as a trauma therapist, I will assist you in calming and managing anxious parts so that the calm, confident, courageous self-leader of your life can emerge. Together, we will focus on what is missing in your life as opposed to focusing on what is wrong with your life. Clarity and healing is possible when we give ourselves a safe space to process.
(484) 258-2026 View (484) 258-2026
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Laura Boyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, CMT-200
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
You are a deeply introspective human who seems to have it all together, AND you’re struggling to cope with stress, overwhelm, worry, or burnout. I see you . . . Are you ready to: get out of your head and drop down into your body, learn skills to increase calm and find your center, recognize and use your natural strengths, change negative thoughts and limiting patterns, realign and empower yourself?
You are a deeply introspective human who seems to have it all together, AND you’re struggling to cope with stress, overwhelm, worry, or burnout. I see you . . . Are you ready to: get out of your head and drop down into your body, learn skills to increase calm and find your center, recognize and use your natural strengths, change negative thoughts and limiting patterns, realign and empower yourself?
(610) 467-2994 View (610) 467-2994
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William Dougherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I have been in the mental health field since 1998, working for such organizations as Special Equestrians as a side aid volunteer assisting people with physical and/or mental health disabilities and Lenape Valley Foundation as both a house advisor and a Partial Hospital Program group therapist for people with severe and persistent mental illness. I also worked for Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for their Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program where I was a counselor for people addicted to heroin.
I have been in the mental health field since 1998, working for such organizations as Special Equestrians as a side aid volunteer assisting people with physical and/or mental health disabilities and Lenape Valley Foundation as both a house advisor and a Partial Hospital Program group therapist for people with severe and persistent mental illness. I also worked for Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for their Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program where I was a counselor for people addicted to heroin.
(215) 769-9906 View (215) 769-9906
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Staci Heindel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morton, PA 19070
I am a Licensed Psychologist and PA Certified School Psychologist with over fifteen years experience in the identification and remediation of learning, behavioral, and emotional differences in preschool through college aged individuals. My primary areas of practice include psychoeducational assessment, school admissions testing, and consultation with parents and schools. I have taught doctoral level courses in assessment and have administration experience as the former Co-Director of Assessment Services and Coordinator of School Admissions Services at Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute. I serve on the Board of the PA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and on the Specialist of Schools Planning Committee.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and PA Certified School Psychologist with over fifteen years experience in the identification and remediation of learning, behavioral, and emotional differences in preschool through college aged individuals. My primary areas of practice include psychoeducational assessment, school admissions testing, and consultation with parents and schools. I have taught doctoral level courses in assessment and have administration experience as the former Co-Director of Assessment Services and Coordinator of School Admissions Services at Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute. I serve on the Board of the PA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and on the Specialist of Schools Planning Committee.
(215) 436-9907 View (215) 436-9907
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Jo Ann Cohen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
I am the Director of the renowned LIHN Center for Psychology, a multifaceted facility which specializes in diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities. The Center offers comprehensive educational, neuropsychological, and psychological testing to determine the exact nature of the problem. Testing provides recommendations and an individualized program designed to bring positive, long-lasting change.
I am the Director of the renowned LIHN Center for Psychology, a multifaceted facility which specializes in diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities. The Center offers comprehensive educational, neuropsychological, and psychological testing to determine the exact nature of the problem. Testing provides recommendations and an individualized program designed to bring positive, long-lasting change.
(610) 915-8909 View (610) 915-8909
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Ann Rosen Spector
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
People come to me for therapy because: "I am miserable every morning and need a good reason to just get up." "I spend more time online than I do with actual people." " I wish I had more quality relationships. "The sex was not consensual...and no one believes me." "I can't believe everyone can have a baby but me." "I know my eating patterns need to be changed." Drawing on my 35+ years of practice with individuals, couples, and families, I can help you more quickly develop insights into established patterns of thinking and behavior that reinforce these problems.
People come to me for therapy because: "I am miserable every morning and need a good reason to just get up." "I spend more time online than I do with actual people." " I wish I had more quality relationships. "The sex was not consensual...and no one believes me." "I can't believe everyone can have a baby but me." "I know my eating patterns need to be changed." Drawing on my 35+ years of practice with individuals, couples, and families, I can help you more quickly develop insights into established patterns of thinking and behavior that reinforce these problems.
(215) 469-1086 View (215) 469-1086
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Kate Rehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Pennsylvania. I received my Master's Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and have been practicing for 26 years. I love working with adults and older adults process loss, grief, and difficult experiences, which enables them to reclaim their life and become their best selves. I love to support LGBTQ persons to thrive. I also love to help people find support and grounding in their unique sense of spirituality.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Pennsylvania. I received my Master's Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and have been practicing for 26 years. I love working with adults and older adults process loss, grief, and difficult experiences, which enables them to reclaim their life and become their best selves. I love to support LGBTQ persons to thrive. I also love to help people find support and grounding in their unique sense of spirituality.
(814) 277-3140 View (814) 277-3140

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Number of Therapists in Collingdale, PA

< 10

Therapists in Collingdale, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Grief
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Suicidal Ideation
80% Peer Relationships
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Collingdale, PA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
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How can I find a therapist in Collingdale?

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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.