Therapists in Coopersburg, PA

Photo of Mary Ann Swiatek, Psychologist in Coopersburg, PA
Mary Ann Swiatek
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the ability of all people to improve their lives and contribute to their own well-being. I work with a range of clients, but as a former college professor, I have special interest in employees of institutions of higher education. I have both academic and practical experience with intellectually gifted individuals, and I also have considerable experience working with transgender persons. I work well with adults and older teens who have a desire to change something about the way they currently function and appreciate the ability to actively identify and work toward goals that are meaningful to them.
I believe in the ability of all people to improve their lives and contribute to their own well-being. I work with a range of clients, but as a former college professor, I have special interest in employees of institutions of higher education. I have both academic and practical experience with intellectually gifted individuals, and I also have considerable experience working with transgender persons. I work well with adults and older teens who have a desire to change something about the way they currently function and appreciate the ability to actively identify and work toward goals that are meaningful to them.
(484) 652-8843 View (484) 652-8843
Photo of Christina Buss, MA, LPC, CADC, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Coopersburg, PA
Christina Buss, MA, LPC, CADC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC, LLC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Specializing in the treatment and recovery of Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse since 2000. I work in collaboration with a treatment team to treat the psychological, emotional, physical, social & spiritual realms of the individual. Treatment also consists of addressing co-occurring disorders/diagnosis including depression, anxiety, trauma, women's issues, Codependency, adjustment disorders, relationship & family struggles. I am an active, dedicated & passionate therapist who believes we are all wounded to varying degrees, but all deserve and have the basic human right of wellness and happiness.
Specializing in the treatment and recovery of Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse since 2000. I work in collaboration with a treatment team to treat the psychological, emotional, physical, social & spiritual realms of the individual. Treatment also consists of addressing co-occurring disorders/diagnosis including depression, anxiety, trauma, women's issues, Codependency, adjustment disorders, relationship & family struggles. I am an active, dedicated & passionate therapist who believes we are all wounded to varying degrees, but all deserve and have the basic human right of wellness and happiness.
(610) 400-1092 View (610) 400-1092
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Marcy J. S. Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coopersburg, PA 18036  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome! I offer secure Teletherapy for a variety of mental health and addiction-related concerns. I am accepting new clients who live in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Florida. My areas of expertise are in supporting healthcare professionals, those with anxiety, depression, self-esteem/body-image concerns, relationship challenges, life transitions and addictions. I am passionate about supporting people who need thoughtful guidance in their life's next steps. Together, we can tackle your biggest challenges so that you can enjoy a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Really!
Hi there and welcome! I offer secure Teletherapy for a variety of mental health and addiction-related concerns. I am accepting new clients who live in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Florida. My areas of expertise are in supporting healthcare professionals, those with anxiety, depression, self-esteem/body-image concerns, relationship challenges, life transitions and addictions. I am passionate about supporting people who need thoughtful guidance in their life's next steps. Together, we can tackle your biggest challenges so that you can enjoy a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Really!
(610) 890-4244 View (610) 890-4244
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Tibor Baukal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Tibor Baukal is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and an associate counselor in marriage and family therapy in New Jersey. His training in family systems has helped him to understand the importance of meeting clients where they are at, and how to work collaboratively with them to help them not only relieve symptoms, but to work through their problems and improve their overall level of functioning and resilience. He understands that the most important aspect of therapy is joining with clients and helping them to develop a sense of hope and expectancy for change.
Tibor Baukal is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and an associate counselor in marriage and family therapy in New Jersey. His training in family systems has helped him to understand the importance of meeting clients where they are at, and how to work collaboratively with them to help them not only relieve symptoms, but to work through their problems and improve their overall level of functioning and resilience. He understands that the most important aspect of therapy is joining with clients and helping them to develop a sense of hope and expectancy for change.
(484) 739-8355 View (484) 739-8355
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Heather Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Waitlist for new clients
Heather Evans has had diverse experience with children, adolescents, and adults. Using an eclectic, goal-directed approach with some emphasis on cognitive-behavioral techniques, she seeks to facilitate growth and change. She welcomes clients of all religions and backgrounds. Through individual, marriage and family therapy, the interventions are designed to provide emotional support, improve personal insight, and identify tools for daily living.
Heather Evans has had diverse experience with children, adolescents, and adults. Using an eclectic, goal-directed approach with some emphasis on cognitive-behavioral techniques, she seeks to facilitate growth and change. She welcomes clients of all religions and backgrounds. Through individual, marriage and family therapy, the interventions are designed to provide emotional support, improve personal insight, and identify tools for daily living.
(484) 546-4827 View (484) 546-4827
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Jennifer M Matthes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Coopersburg, PA 18036
I provide art therapy services rooted in a holistic approach for individuals looking to experience a sense of wholeness. A new opportunity is available for outdoor walk & talk therapy, gardening, and more interactive approaches on an educational farm in Coopersburg! This lets us incorporate nature as a mirror to work with as we learn to love and connect to the natural parts of ourselves. The art process works in a similar way and is a great technique to express our feelings deeper. You do not need to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. I work with ALL ages and customize my techniques to be relevant to what season you are in.
I provide art therapy services rooted in a holistic approach for individuals looking to experience a sense of wholeness. A new opportunity is available for outdoor walk & talk therapy, gardening, and more interactive approaches on an educational farm in Coopersburg! This lets us incorporate nature as a mirror to work with as we learn to love and connect to the natural parts of ourselves. The art process works in a similar way and is a great technique to express our feelings deeper. You do not need to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. I work with ALL ages and customize my techniques to be relevant to what season you are in.
(267) 680-7276 View (267) 680-7276
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Sophia E Harbove
Counselor, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036  (Online Only)
It can be scary and uncomfortable asking for help; I'm here to be a guide as you maneuver through this interesting journey we call life. I can offer a safe space where we can look at the parts and pieces you don't share with others and put them back to together again. Becoming more aware of how we perceive and interact with the world and those around us can be challenging but I am here to help find a way.
It can be scary and uncomfortable asking for help; I'm here to be a guide as you maneuver through this interesting journey we call life. I can offer a safe space where we can look at the parts and pieces you don't share with others and put them back to together again. Becoming more aware of how we perceive and interact with the world and those around us can be challenging but I am here to help find a way.
(484) 218-4744 View (484) 218-4744
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Jeanette D Egan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
I am a Mental Health Therapist and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. I work with individuals, couples & families. I work with people who are experiencing issues in relationships, stress - anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, and Adult Children of Alcoholics and dysfunctional family systems issues. I work with people that have deep core issues that are not shifted by traditional treatment and decide to use hypnotherapy to break through deeply held stored trauma, old beliefs and old behaviors that no longer serve them. My clients goals are to lift the veil of feeling not-good-enough and embrace who they really are.
I am a Mental Health Therapist and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. I work with individuals, couples & families. I work with people who are experiencing issues in relationships, stress - anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, and Adult Children of Alcoholics and dysfunctional family systems issues. I work with people that have deep core issues that are not shifted by traditional treatment and decide to use hypnotherapy to break through deeply held stored trauma, old beliefs and old behaviors that no longer serve them. My clients goals are to lift the veil of feeling not-good-enough and embrace who they really are.
(484) 575-4054 View (484) 575-4054
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Stacy Vance
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036  (Online Only)
Throughout our life we are called upon to step-up and perform while also contending with life’s challenges and stressors. Whether it is in the classroom, the office, at home, or on the field, high performers are constantly juggling multiple demands for their time, attention, and energy. Having a space to explore, process, and re-connect with ourselves can help to realign us with our values, make meaning, and improve our performance across all of life’s domains. Whether you are looking for support, interested in peak performance, or unsure of what you need in this moment, I am glad you are here.
Throughout our life we are called upon to step-up and perform while also contending with life’s challenges and stressors. Whether it is in the classroom, the office, at home, or on the field, high performers are constantly juggling multiple demands for their time, attention, and energy. Having a space to explore, process, and re-connect with ourselves can help to realign us with our values, make meaning, and improve our performance across all of life’s domains. Whether you are looking for support, interested in peak performance, or unsure of what you need in this moment, I am glad you are here.
(484) 212-1802 View (484) 212-1802
Photo of Carol A Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Coopersburg, PA
Carol A Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Struggling with your teen? At your wits end? Feel like you have tried everything and still nothing has changed? Is your teen smart and pretty, but somehow she doesn't see herself the same way? He's doing ok in school but, could be doing much better? Is she hanging out with kids who are bad influences and, not applying herself? Is your teen making poor choices and seems to lack confidence? I can help.
Struggling with your teen? At your wits end? Feel like you have tried everything and still nothing has changed? Is your teen smart and pretty, but somehow she doesn't see herself the same way? He's doing ok in school but, could be doing much better? Is she hanging out with kids who are bad influences and, not applying herself? Is your teen making poor choices and seems to lack confidence? I can help.
(610) 624-3867 View (610) 624-3867
Photo of Jerry Waxler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Coopersburg, PA
Jerry Waxler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
When you are down, therapy helps you look up. When you feel agitated or fearful, therapy helps you find courage and hope. When you crave a substance or addictive behavior, therapy provides healthier tools for self-regulation, When you are swamped by unwanted feelings, therapy help you soften the disruption and return to your "better self." Through therapy and psychoeducation, I can help you replace old, limiting mental habits with more effective ones.
When you are down, therapy helps you look up. When you feel agitated or fearful, therapy helps you find courage and hope. When you crave a substance or addictive behavior, therapy provides healthier tools for self-regulation, When you are swamped by unwanted feelings, therapy help you soften the disruption and return to your "better self." Through therapy and psychoeducation, I can help you replace old, limiting mental habits with more effective ones.
(267) 915-2778 View (267) 915-2778
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Bucks County Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CAADC, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
We are a fully state licensed Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Facility. We implement only evidence-based practices. Our clinical practice guidelines are based on current research findings along with recommendations by panels composed of experts in the field. Our clients will recieve the most effective treatment options available. Our counseling center is dedicated to providing a therapeutic environment that meets the individual and family needs. We promise to care for you and treat you with acceptance and empathy as you heal in mind, body, and spirit.
We are a fully state licensed Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Facility. We implement only evidence-based practices. Our clinical practice guidelines are based on current research findings along with recommendations by panels composed of experts in the field. Our clients will recieve the most effective treatment options available. Our counseling center is dedicated to providing a therapeutic environment that meets the individual and family needs. We promise to care for you and treat you with acceptance and empathy as you heal in mind, body, and spirit.
(215) 392-0338 View (215) 392-0338
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Pam Fullerton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
If you're facing life's challenges, whether personal or within your relationships, I understand the complexity of what you're going through. You might be struggling with depression, stress, emotional turmoil, anxiety, or relationship issues. In our sessions, I'm here to offer you emotional support, guidance, and a deep understanding of your unique journey. Together, we'll work towards gaining self-awareness and personal growth, helping you navigate these challenges with more ease and resilience. Your well-being and the strength of your relationships matter, and I'm committed to walking this path with you towards a fulfilling life.
If you're facing life's challenges, whether personal or within your relationships, I understand the complexity of what you're going through. You might be struggling with depression, stress, emotional turmoil, anxiety, or relationship issues. In our sessions, I'm here to offer you emotional support, guidance, and a deep understanding of your unique journey. Together, we'll work towards gaining self-awareness and personal growth, helping you navigate these challenges with more ease and resilience. Your well-being and the strength of your relationships matter, and I'm committed to walking this path with you towards a fulfilling life.
(610) 915-8011 View (610) 915-8011
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Daniel F Werner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
We are a private group mental health practice providing evaluation and treatment to adults, adolescents and children. Because our highly-trained clinicians have a broad range of expertise, we are able to treat people of all ages and with concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disabilities, marital problems, addictions, grief, anger, parenting issues, etc. In additon, we provide comprehensive evaluation services that include, but not limited to, psychoeducational testing (learning disabilities/ADHD), forensic (legal) evaluation, personality assessment and pre-surgery evaluation.
We are a private group mental health practice providing evaluation and treatment to adults, adolescents and children. Because our highly-trained clinicians have a broad range of expertise, we are able to treat people of all ages and with concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disabilities, marital problems, addictions, grief, anger, parenting issues, etc. In additon, we provide comprehensive evaluation services that include, but not limited to, psychoeducational testing (learning disabilities/ADHD), forensic (legal) evaluation, personality assessment and pre-surgery evaluation.
(610) 915-8038 View (610) 915-8038
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Janine Cope
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Dr. Janine M. Cope is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 1993. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Widener University, an M. A. in Clinical Counseling Concentration in Psychological Counseling from LaSalle University, and a Psy. D. in Clinical Counseling with a Concentration in Psychological Assessment from Chestnut Hill College. In the past 30 years Dr. Cope has been very lucky to have worked with a wide range of consumers. This has given her the ability to meet a consumer's mental health needs. Outside of work, Dr. Cope bleeds green as a Philadelphia Eagles Football fan.
Dr. Janine M. Cope is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 1993. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Widener University, an M. A. in Clinical Counseling Concentration in Psychological Counseling from LaSalle University, and a Psy. D. in Clinical Counseling with a Concentration in Psychological Assessment from Chestnut Hill College. In the past 30 years Dr. Cope has been very lucky to have worked with a wide range of consumers. This has given her the ability to meet a consumer's mental health needs. Outside of work, Dr. Cope bleeds green as a Philadelphia Eagles Football fan.
(484) 486-8013 View (484) 486-8013
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Mehrnaz Shoultes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Mehrnaz Shoultes is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2020. Mehrnaz believes everyone is their own expert in their healing journey and she helps clients recognize their own strengths. As they are able to identify their strengths, they become more powerful and in control of their lives. Outside of work, Mehrnaz enjoys spending time out in nature, listening to music, dance, and travel.
Mehrnaz Shoultes is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2020. Mehrnaz believes everyone is their own expert in their healing journey and she helps clients recognize their own strengths. As they are able to identify their strengths, they become more powerful and in control of their lives. Outside of work, Mehrnaz enjoys spending time out in nature, listening to music, dance, and travel.
(484) 997-6355 View (484) 997-6355
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John Obell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
John OBell, LPC John OBell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2011. He has a Master of Science from Scranton University, a Bachelor of Arts from Scranton University, and a Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary. John believes that people experiencing life challenges need to be given space to be heard. Throughout the course of their lives, human persons continue to adjust to life circumstances either positive or negative. Because of the nature of human individuals being social, therapeutic relationships can broaden understanding and perspective of life adjustments.
John OBell, LPC John OBell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2011. He has a Master of Science from Scranton University, a Bachelor of Arts from Scranton University, and a Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary. John believes that people experiencing life challenges need to be given space to be heard. Throughout the course of their lives, human persons continue to adjust to life circumstances either positive or negative. Because of the nature of human individuals being social, therapeutic relationships can broaden understanding and perspective of life adjustments.
(484) 573-6407 View (484) 573-6407
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Leah Arndt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Leah Arndt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2019. She has a BA from Lafayette College and an MACMH from Kutztown University. At her core, Leah is a humanist, existentialist, and a proponent of unconditional self-compassion. She has a strong skill set working with teens and young adults but loves working with all humans in general. Other therapeutic areas of strength would be trauma, personality disorders, gender and sexuality, parenting, relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. In her spare time, Leah loves audio books, gardening, and being outside.
Leah Arndt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2019. She has a BA from Lafayette College and an MACMH from Kutztown University. At her core, Leah is a humanist, existentialist, and a proponent of unconditional self-compassion. She has a strong skill set working with teens and young adults but loves working with all humans in general. Other therapeutic areas of strength would be trauma, personality disorders, gender and sexuality, parenting, relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. In her spare time, Leah loves audio books, gardening, and being outside.
(484) 759-7610 View (484) 759-7610
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Julie Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Julie Williams MS LPC is a psychotherapist, who has been practicing since 2009. Her style is collaborative and creative, where your trust is earned. Many of her clients come in to address issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, life stage transitions, and/or professional satisfaction. Julie's treatment approach is experiential including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR. Therapy is focused on developing tools and skills, in and outside of session, to navigate your unique challenges with greater confidence and flexibility.
Julie Williams MS LPC is a psychotherapist, who has been practicing since 2009. Her style is collaborative and creative, where your trust is earned. Many of her clients come in to address issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, life stage transitions, and/or professional satisfaction. Julie's treatment approach is experiential including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR. Therapy is focused on developing tools and skills, in and outside of session, to navigate your unique challenges with greater confidence and flexibility.
(484) 603-6161 View (484) 603-6161
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Matthew Burkit
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Matt is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and is a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC. Matt received his Masters of Education through Kutztown University and has over 14 years of experience working within the Mental Health Field. Within the current scope of his practice, Matt works with adolescence, individuals, couples, and families.
Matt is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and is a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC. Matt received his Masters of Education through Kutztown University and has over 14 years of experience working within the Mental Health Field. Within the current scope of his practice, Matt works with adolescence, individuals, couples, and families.
(484) 218-4119 View (484) 218-4119

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Number of Therapists in Coopersburg, PA

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Coopersburg, PA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Life Transitions
51% Grief
49% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
80% Highmark
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Coopersburg, PA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Coopersburg?

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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.