Therapists in Doylestown, PA

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Jason McLaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LPC
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
My name is Jason McLaughlin, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescent psychology, college-aged issues, & young adulthood. DSM-defined focus areas include Anxiety, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and Depression. I also excel in dealing with issues of anger. For nine years, I occupied two positions at Lifeworks Academy in Doylestown, including over five years spent as a School Counselor covering a wide range of special education classrooms. Within private practice I have a renewed focus on ADHD, Anxiety, and Stigma, with an emphasis on problem-solving and interpersonal growth.
My name is Jason McLaughlin, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescent psychology, college-aged issues, & young adulthood. DSM-defined focus areas include Anxiety, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and Depression. I also excel in dealing with issues of anger. For nine years, I occupied two positions at Lifeworks Academy in Doylestown, including over five years spent as a School Counselor covering a wide range of special education classrooms. Within private practice I have a renewed focus on ADHD, Anxiety, and Stigma, with an emphasis on problem-solving and interpersonal growth.
(267) 619-7207 x3 View (267) 619-7207 x3
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Diane G Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I have been working with young students and their families for over 30 years. Throughout this time I have gained a great deal of insight into the significance the family plays in the development of each child. Today's families are often experiencing a great deal of stress. In many cases parents are caught between raising their children while caring for their parents. Communication is the essential glue that holds our families together. In my office I offer a warm and caring environment to foster family growth and healthy family dynamics.
I have been working with young students and their families for over 30 years. Throughout this time I have gained a great deal of insight into the significance the family plays in the development of each child. Today's families are often experiencing a great deal of stress. In many cases parents are caught between raising their children while caring for their parents. Communication is the essential glue that holds our families together. In my office I offer a warm and caring environment to foster family growth and healthy family dynamics.
(215) 631-3241 View (215) 631-3241
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Deirdre Hally Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
For over 35 years, I have worked collaboratively with individuals and couples who are navigating life transitions and challenges in search of reduced stress, healing, and growth. Through the use of empowering, supportive, solutions-focused strategies, I specialize in personal and relationship improvement with an objective of finding resiliency, joy, and meaning in life as well as creating loving, supportive relationships. Navigating the difficult waters of divorce and supervising other therapists are areas of specialty, in addition to couples counseling, parenting coaching, and conflict management in interpersonal relationships.
For over 35 years, I have worked collaboratively with individuals and couples who are navigating life transitions and challenges in search of reduced stress, healing, and growth. Through the use of empowering, supportive, solutions-focused strategies, I specialize in personal and relationship improvement with an objective of finding resiliency, joy, and meaning in life as well as creating loving, supportive relationships. Navigating the difficult waters of divorce and supervising other therapists are areas of specialty, in addition to couples counseling, parenting coaching, and conflict management in interpersonal relationships.
(215) 348-9250 View (215) 348-9250
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Dr. Cindy McNevin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Finding support and acceptance in the counseling relationship is so important for making strides in therapy. By exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a nurturing environment, you can feel better understood while working towards goals. I provide an individualized and evidenced-based approach that is adapted to your distinctive characteristics, needs, and cultural values. I will help you learn how to view distress differently so that you can react in a healthy manner and find more acceptance and balance. I hope to enrich the client's experience to gain insight, build skills, and improve relationships and emotional wellness.
Finding support and acceptance in the counseling relationship is so important for making strides in therapy. By exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a nurturing environment, you can feel better understood while working towards goals. I provide an individualized and evidenced-based approach that is adapted to your distinctive characteristics, needs, and cultural values. I will help you learn how to view distress differently so that you can react in a healthy manner and find more acceptance and balance. I hope to enrich the client's experience to gain insight, build skills, and improve relationships and emotional wellness.
(267) 536-3942 View (267) 536-3942
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Taylor Deysher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, R-DMT
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
My number one priority as a therapist is to offer a deep connection in a safe and supportive environment to allow each person to show up as their truest self. Starting from building this foundation, I can offer a variety of paths from there, including but not limited to CBT and DBT skills, grounding and mindfulness practice, addressing, depression, anxiety, general mood concerns, & more, or just a safe space. I primarily work with adults and teens in individual, couples, or family work. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I have a passion for working with the community.
My number one priority as a therapist is to offer a deep connection in a safe and supportive environment to allow each person to show up as their truest self. Starting from building this foundation, I can offer a variety of paths from there, including but not limited to CBT and DBT skills, grounding and mindfulness practice, addressing, depression, anxiety, general mood concerns, & more, or just a safe space. I primarily work with adults and teens in individual, couples, or family work. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I have a passion for working with the community.
(215) 261-5598 View (215) 261-5598
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Jessica Lax
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and earned my degree from Chestnut Hill College with a specialty in psychological assessment, and I recently went back and earned my Certification in School Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan at an Autism Center for Excellence in Philadelphia. I received extensive training with (ADOS) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition and have the knowledge and expertise in gold standard evaluation practices to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder in children as young as 18 months.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and earned my degree from Chestnut Hill College with a specialty in psychological assessment, and I recently went back and earned my Certification in School Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan at an Autism Center for Excellence in Philadelphia. I received extensive training with (ADOS) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition and have the knowledge and expertise in gold standard evaluation practices to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder in children as young as 18 months.
(267) 494-6734 View (267) 494-6734
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Sofia Kovacevic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSED , LPC, NCC
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I helped individuals suffering with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, Autism, ODD, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and grief/ bereavement, etc. While, I have had experience working with clients ages 3-65, I am most passionate about helping children and adolescents. I have worked in co-occurring mental health and substance abuse settings, running parenting, domestic violence, and anger management groups involving both mandated and voluntary clients. I worked in school settings as well. I have also had experience providing career services, leadership development skills, and self-advocacy skills.
I helped individuals suffering with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, Autism, ODD, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and grief/ bereavement, etc. While, I have had experience working with clients ages 3-65, I am most passionate about helping children and adolescents. I have worked in co-occurring mental health and substance abuse settings, running parenting, domestic violence, and anger management groups involving both mandated and voluntary clients. I worked in school settings as well. I have also had experience providing career services, leadership development skills, and self-advocacy skills.
(267) 517-8103 x706 View (267) 517-8103 x706
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Audrey Ervin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I am a licensed psychologist in Doylestown, PA who creates a warm, compassionate and supportive space where you are empowered to move in new directions. As a strengths oriented psychologist who focuses on human resiliency, I work with you to overcome obstacles and develop proactive strategies to reach your goals. Change is possible.
I am a licensed psychologist in Doylestown, PA who creates a warm, compassionate and supportive space where you are empowered to move in new directions. As a strengths oriented psychologist who focuses on human resiliency, I work with you to overcome obstacles and develop proactive strategies to reach your goals. Change is possible.
(267) 622-4191 View (267) 622-4191
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Gina Manno-Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
To me, counseling is about management; management of relationships with others, the relationship you have with yourself, management of anxiety and everyday stressors. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I incorporate a variety of treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. However, I take an eclectic approach to understanding each individual client by utilizing Adlerian Theory in addition to CBT. I also believe that physical health has strong implications for mental health and it is important to treat both.
To me, counseling is about management; management of relationships with others, the relationship you have with yourself, management of anxiety and everyday stressors. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I incorporate a variety of treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. However, I take an eclectic approach to understanding each individual client by utilizing Adlerian Theory in addition to CBT. I also believe that physical health has strong implications for mental health and it is important to treat both.
(267) 454-2028 View (267) 454-2028
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Amee M Kurtz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Amée entered the field of psychology after raising her own four children. She brings her life experience, a strong background in developmental issues, as well as her specializations in trauma informed care to individual treatment. She focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship in order to create a safe place for client's to heal their emotional wounds, and improve the quality of their life!
Amée entered the field of psychology after raising her own four children. She brings her life experience, a strong background in developmental issues, as well as her specializations in trauma informed care to individual treatment. She focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship in order to create a safe place for client's to heal their emotional wounds, and improve the quality of their life!
(215) 515-5502 View (215) 515-5502
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Lianna Artessa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Hello...I'm Lianna (Lee-on-uh). I'm a clinical psychologist who works with young adults (21+) who suffer with ADHD, anxiety, depression and who are navigating identity challenges. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, specifically those who identify as trans, nonbinary and genderfluid as well as their caregivers. I work with young adults who are experiencing failure to launch out into the world whether that be an inability to choose their career path, or an inability to apply to or finish university. I teach skills, techniques, and set actionable goals so my clients can get closer to reaching their potential.
Hello...I'm Lianna (Lee-on-uh). I'm a clinical psychologist who works with young adults (21+) who suffer with ADHD, anxiety, depression and who are navigating identity challenges. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, specifically those who identify as trans, nonbinary and genderfluid as well as their caregivers. I work with young adults who are experiencing failure to launch out into the world whether that be an inability to choose their career path, or an inability to apply to or finish university. I teach skills, techniques, and set actionable goals so my clients can get closer to reaching their potential.
(267) 329-0086 View (267) 329-0086
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Matthew S Mutchler
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
Therapy can be a great way to work through issues you might be having in your own life, in your relationship, or in your family. We are constantly affected by those closest (and sometimes farthest!) from us. These relationships can be helpful, harmful, or somewhere in between. Finding your way in the context of these relationships can help bring a sense of contentment to your life. I provide a supportive and respectful environment where you can do this important work.
Therapy can be a great way to work through issues you might be having in your own life, in your relationship, or in your family. We are constantly affected by those closest (and sometimes farthest!) from us. These relationships can be helpful, harmful, or somewhere in between. Finding your way in the context of these relationships can help bring a sense of contentment to your life. I provide a supportive and respectful environment where you can do this important work.
(215) 883-4981 View (215) 883-4981
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Selma A Sisco
Marriage & Family Therapist, Ed S, LMFT
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I look at problems in the context of relationships. I see you as an individual and as part of a multigenerational family. You may want to heal from a difficult issue you personally face or work through issues that come between you and those who are important to you. My goal is to help you discover how to have deeper meaning in your life by helping you break free from emotional suffering and relationship entanglements that impede you from being your best self.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I look at problems in the context of relationships. I see you as an individual and as part of a multigenerational family. You may want to heal from a difficult issue you personally face or work through issues that come between you and those who are important to you. My goal is to help you discover how to have deeper meaning in your life by helping you break free from emotional suffering and relationship entanglements that impede you from being your best self.
(908) 364-2490 View (908) 364-2490
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Paul Koehler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
My training, my experience, and my teaching and supervising have helped me to appreciate and apprehend the many and complex ways in which early experience becomes internalized and structured in one's internal world, and consequently becomes manifested and repeated in the external world of one's life and relationships. It is my goal to provide psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of sufficient depth, duration and thoughtfulness to facilitate the mastery of emotional problems, the restoration and enhancement of self-esteem, and the fostering of emotional resilience, creativity and self-discovery.
My training, my experience, and my teaching and supervising have helped me to appreciate and apprehend the many and complex ways in which early experience becomes internalized and structured in one's internal world, and consequently becomes manifested and repeated in the external world of one's life and relationships. It is my goal to provide psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of sufficient depth, duration and thoughtfulness to facilitate the mastery of emotional problems, the restoration and enhancement of self-esteem, and the fostering of emotional resilience, creativity and self-discovery.
(215) 995-3070 View (215) 995-3070
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Greg Smola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Gifting yourself the time for therapy is an act of self care in itself. In this fast paced world we rarely slow down to observe our mental well-being. Taking this time allows us a chance to gain clarity in our life. What could be better than that? Clients seem to benefit from my compassionate, yet direct and humorous approach. I can help you gain self-awareness and self-acceptance through a humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and trauma-informed framework. I love to work with people of all ages, including kids over the age of 7, creating a safe space to explore emotions and process feelings.
Gifting yourself the time for therapy is an act of self care in itself. In this fast paced world we rarely slow down to observe our mental well-being. Taking this time allows us a chance to gain clarity in our life. What could be better than that? Clients seem to benefit from my compassionate, yet direct and humorous approach. I can help you gain self-awareness and self-acceptance through a humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and trauma-informed framework. I love to work with people of all ages, including kids over the age of 7, creating a safe space to explore emotions and process feelings.
(609) 482-3701 x2 View (609) 482-3701 x2
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Eric Weinstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
Many people who seek mental health services struggle to find a clinician who is both personable and effective. The most important factor in therapeutic success is the therapeutic relationship. I am not the right fit for everyone, but finding the right professional is key. My work includes working with difficult to treat individuals as well as those who have experienced previous treatment failures. I am also a forensic psychologist and conduct evaluations of individuals involved with the legal system and often provide expert testimony. If you think I might be able to help you achieve your therapeutic goals, please contact me.
Many people who seek mental health services struggle to find a clinician who is both personable and effective. The most important factor in therapeutic success is the therapeutic relationship. I am not the right fit for everyone, but finding the right professional is key. My work includes working with difficult to treat individuals as well as those who have experienced previous treatment failures. I am also a forensic psychologist and conduct evaluations of individuals involved with the legal system and often provide expert testimony. If you think I might be able to help you achieve your therapeutic goals, please contact me.
(267) 310-2109 View (267) 310-2109
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Robin B Lynk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"..... Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"..... Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.
(215) 262-7400 View (215) 262-7400
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Kristy Kingan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
I am a masters level clinician specializing in trauma, eating disorders, including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), addiction and LGBTQIA+ issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals with severe trauma, anxiety, and depression, often with various co-occurring disorders ranging from addictions to schizophrenia.
I am a masters level clinician specializing in trauma, eating disorders, including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), addiction and LGBTQIA+ issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals with severe trauma, anxiety, and depression, often with various co-occurring disorders ranging from addictions to schizophrenia.
(267) 485-6513 View (267) 485-6513
Photo of Beth Ungaro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Doylestown, PA
Beth Ungaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Hi there and welcome! I’m Beth and I'm glad that you are here and have taken the first step towards self-care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. Maybe you've reached a point in your life where you have lost your motivation and your emotions seem to have gotten the best of you; perhaps you have a child who you are deeply concerned for. Whatever the issues may be, everyone deserves to live to life that's meaningful. I strive to create a safe space where individuals can face their challenges head-on, become empowered, and regain a sense of security so they can begin living their best lives.
Hi there and welcome! I’m Beth and I'm glad that you are here and have taken the first step towards self-care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. Maybe you've reached a point in your life where you have lost your motivation and your emotions seem to have gotten the best of you; perhaps you have a child who you are deeply concerned for. Whatever the issues may be, everyone deserves to live to life that's meaningful. I strive to create a safe space where individuals can face their challenges head-on, become empowered, and regain a sense of security so they can begin living their best lives.
(267) 440-6278 View (267) 440-6278
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Amanda M. Ducsak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Everyone struggles but the pressure to have it all together can be debilitating. I help those with anxiety, self esteem concerns, depression, ADHD, parent-child relational difficulties, emotional regulation issues, drug and alcohol concerns, caregiver burnout, behavioral issues, life transitions, and grief. I also support moms during pregnancy and postpartum. I utilize the personal experience I have with guardianship and caregiving to guide my professional practice while working with those who are in need of care and their families. I am dedicated to improving the lives of my clients through the collaborative process of therapy.
Everyone struggles but the pressure to have it all together can be debilitating. I help those with anxiety, self esteem concerns, depression, ADHD, parent-child relational difficulties, emotional regulation issues, drug and alcohol concerns, caregiver burnout, behavioral issues, life transitions, and grief. I also support moms during pregnancy and postpartum. I utilize the personal experience I have with guardianship and caregiving to guide my professional practice while working with those who are in need of care and their families. I am dedicated to improving the lives of my clients through the collaborative process of therapy.
(267) 435-3705 View (267) 435-3705

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Number of Therapists in Doylestown, PA

400+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Doylestown, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
61% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Doylestown, PA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Doylestown?

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.