Therapists in Doylestown, PA

Photo of Taylor Deysher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Doylestown, PA
Taylor Deysher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Lauren E. Holmes
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Parents can hold shame, self-reproach, frustration, and helplessness over a child’s distress; children fear, disgrace, anger, disquiet. Such dynamics summon my expertise. Mood disturbance, anxiety, panic, and maladjustment manifest as aversion to separation, school refusal, flawed coping mechanisms, pervasive woe. My approach allows vulnerability to speak. Individuals emerge from our process prepared to ably navigate their world by developing and honing effective strategies to ameliorate symptoms. More profoundly, they are empowered to not just push through travail, but to mindfully sit with it long enough to seed proper growth.
Parents can hold shame, self-reproach, frustration, and helplessness over a child’s distress; children fear, disgrace, anger, disquiet. Such dynamics summon my expertise. Mood disturbance, anxiety, panic, and maladjustment manifest as aversion to separation, school refusal, flawed coping mechanisms, pervasive woe. My approach allows vulnerability to speak. Individuals emerge from our process prepared to ably navigate their world by developing and honing effective strategies to ameliorate symptoms. More profoundly, they are empowered to not just push through travail, but to mindfully sit with it long enough to seed proper growth.
(267) 245-0581 View (267) 245-0581
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Nell Bowers
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
My approach is very practical: I want each person to leave each session with at least one new understanding or way of looking at a issue and with at least one new tool for beginning to resolve that issue or situation. Most of us have the answers within us and can access them once we have some clarification, guidance and permission to do so. It must be working as most people come to me as a referral from other clients or from their physician. I am happy to answer questions so feel free to call.
My approach is very practical: I want each person to leave each session with at least one new understanding or way of looking at a issue and with at least one new tool for beginning to resolve that issue or situation. Most of us have the answers within us and can access them once we have some clarification, guidance and permission to do so. It must be working as most people come to me as a referral from other clients or from their physician. I am happy to answer questions so feel free to call.
(215) 995-0051 View (215) 995-0051
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Katie Bascom
Psychologist, PsyD, LBS
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
We welcome Dr. Katie Bascom as a member of our PS Psychiatry team. Dr. Bascom works with children, adolescents, young adults and adults. Her work with children and adolescents includes parents support. Her doctoral internship was at WellSpan Phihaven Behavioral Health, where she completed comprehensive psychological evaluations for children with ADHD and other mental health issues. She completed her pre-doctoral practicum placement at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) in the Center for the Management of ADHD. Shereceived her Psy.D. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
We welcome Dr. Katie Bascom as a member of our PS Psychiatry team. Dr. Bascom works with children, adolescents, young adults and adults. Her work with children and adolescents includes parents support. Her doctoral internship was at WellSpan Phihaven Behavioral Health, where she completed comprehensive psychological evaluations for children with ADHD and other mental health issues. She completed her pre-doctoral practicum placement at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) in the Center for the Management of ADHD. Shereceived her Psy.D. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
(267) 497-3233 View (267) 497-3233
Photo of Amanda Keenan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Doylestown, PA
Amanda Keenan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Not accepting new clients
Amanda is highly experienced in treating young adults and adolescents struggling with mental health, stress mangement, and emotional regulation. She is passionate about helping the everyday parent, spouse, college student or teen who is having a difficult time managing life's ups and downs and transitions. Amanda is able to address common underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, and relationship issues. Amanda helps each client gain insight into negative thoughts and behaviors and teaches them coping skills to utilize in challenging times.
Amanda is highly experienced in treating young adults and adolescents struggling with mental health, stress mangement, and emotional regulation. She is passionate about helping the everyday parent, spouse, college student or teen who is having a difficult time managing life's ups and downs and transitions. Amanda is able to address common underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, and relationship issues. Amanda helps each client gain insight into negative thoughts and behaviors and teaches them coping skills to utilize in challenging times.
(267) 245-0594 View (267) 245-0594
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Dr. Maddie Roxandich
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
Are you struggling with managing stress or the symptoms of anxiety or depression? Are you exhausted trying to find balance among the many roles you must play day-to-day and simultaneously be more present in your life? You deserve to stop “going through the motions,” and you deserve to experience more joy in your life. My goal is to help you navigate life with increased hope and resiliency, as you develop the tools to better manage your symptoms and wellness. I enjoy helping clients build new patterns and insights that help to restore balance and connection to their lives.
Are you struggling with managing stress or the symptoms of anxiety or depression? Are you exhausted trying to find balance among the many roles you must play day-to-day and simultaneously be more present in your life? You deserve to stop “going through the motions,” and you deserve to experience more joy in your life. My goal is to help you navigate life with increased hope and resiliency, as you develop the tools to better manage your symptoms and wellness. I enjoy helping clients build new patterns and insights that help to restore balance and connection to their lives.
(267) 710-8426 View (267) 710-8426
Photo of Dr. Alishia Kalos, Psychologist in Doylestown, PA
Dr. Alishia Kalos
Psychologist, PsyD, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
Therapy is an invaluable opportunity for individuals and couples to learn about themselves and the relationships that they want to cultivate. Whether you are thinking about working through a particular issue, hoping to gain clarity and focus in future decisions, or considering a short-term "check-up", I will work with you in a safe, non-judgmental space that cultivates compassion, healing, and growth. I believe in the power of building on each person/couple's strengths and discovering, through a collaborative approach, new ways to adapt and grow.
Therapy is an invaluable opportunity for individuals and couples to learn about themselves and the relationships that they want to cultivate. Whether you are thinking about working through a particular issue, hoping to gain clarity and focus in future decisions, or considering a short-term "check-up", I will work with you in a safe, non-judgmental space that cultivates compassion, healing, and growth. I believe in the power of building on each person/couple's strengths and discovering, through a collaborative approach, new ways to adapt and grow.
(267) 399-4002 View (267) 399-4002
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Lianna Artessa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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
Photo of Kristen Marie Pettinato, Licensed Professional Counselor in Doylestown, PA
Kristen Marie Pettinato
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor utilizing a highly personalized approach supporting teens, adults, seniors & couples through change & life transitions. Incorporating complimentary therapies from a strengths & solution based approach, I assist clients in processing emotions, gaining strength & coping skills. I assist individuals dedicated to overall health & well-being to feel balanced, calm, empowered, connected and motivated to achieve change. I offer support to clients navigating through grief & loss, relationship issues, anxiety, recovery & mental health diagnosis traditionally & not traditionally covered by insurance.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor utilizing a highly personalized approach supporting teens, adults, seniors & couples through change & life transitions. Incorporating complimentary therapies from a strengths & solution based approach, I assist clients in processing emotions, gaining strength & coping skills. I assist individuals dedicated to overall health & well-being to feel balanced, calm, empowered, connected and motivated to achieve change. I offer support to clients navigating through grief & loss, relationship issues, anxiety, recovery & mental health diagnosis traditionally & not traditionally covered by insurance.
(267) 454-2028 x510 View (267) 454-2028 x510
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Trish R Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
Everyone can use an objective voice to help them work out what is going on in their lives. Sometimes relief can begin just by deciding that a little help won’t hurt. “Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom” (Ashleigh Warner). This is my philosophy for counseling. I have done work with children/adolescents and their families. Mental health concerns manifest differently in children/teens than they do in adults, and I know what to look for and how to help find the skills to help.
Everyone can use an objective voice to help them work out what is going on in their lives. Sometimes relief can begin just by deciding that a little help won’t hurt. “Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom” (Ashleigh Warner). This is my philosophy for counseling. I have done work with children/adolescents and their families. Mental health concerns manifest differently in children/teens than they do in adults, and I know what to look for and how to help find the skills to help.
(267) 458-3361 View (267) 458-3361
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Daniel Marston
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Dr. Marston is a doctoral-level psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavior psychotherapy. He is board-certified in the field of cognitive & behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), the premier specialization organization for psychologists, and has over 30 years of clinical experience. He is known as a very supportive clinician who is also straightforward, direct and honest. His approach is one that helps patients feel comfortable being honest with him and, more importantly, with themselves.
Dr. Marston is a doctoral-level psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavior psychotherapy. He is board-certified in the field of cognitive & behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), the premier specialization organization for psychologists, and has over 30 years of clinical experience. He is known as a very supportive clinician who is also straightforward, direct and honest. His approach is one that helps patients feel comfortable being honest with him and, more importantly, with themselves.
(267) 490-4759 View (267) 490-4759
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Debi Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(267) 574-9350 View (267) 574-9350
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McCollaum and Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I have over 20 years experience helping adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and communication issues. My approach is very straight forward and down to earth. I believe adolescents seek a place to express themselves where they will be heard and not judged. I help them develop strategies to overcome their challenges by identifying feelings, developing and practicing coping skills, and increasing positive communication skills in their relationships. When appropriate, I work closely with parents, schools and probation to ensure we're all working toward the same goal.
I have over 20 years experience helping adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and communication issues. My approach is very straight forward and down to earth. I believe adolescents seek a place to express themselves where they will be heard and not judged. I help them develop strategies to overcome their challenges by identifying feelings, developing and practicing coping skills, and increasing positive communication skills in their relationships. When appropriate, I work closely with parents, schools and probation to ensure we're all working toward the same goal.
(215) 337-4511 x2 View (215) 337-4511 x2
Photo of Scott Abrams, Psychologist in Doylestown, PA
Scott Abrams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Moods or anxiety can feel overwhelming, and cause problems in personal relationships, work, or social life. Anger or anxiety can bubble up or creep in without a clear reason. At times emotional changes can feel like a roller coaster. For many, there are things they've never told anyone, but that linger in their mind. For some people, these issues have come up recently, and others have been grappling for a lifetime. Does any or all of this seem to apply to you or someone close to you? Need to talk about it?
Moods or anxiety can feel overwhelming, and cause problems in personal relationships, work, or social life. Anger or anxiety can bubble up or creep in without a clear reason. At times emotional changes can feel like a roller coaster. For many, there are things they've never told anyone, but that linger in their mind. For some people, these issues have come up recently, and others have been grappling for a lifetime. Does any or all of this seem to apply to you or someone close to you? Need to talk about it?
(408) 660-3125 View (408) 660-3125
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Annie Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Annie byrne is a licensed clinical social worker in pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. While therapists complete similar classes on counseling, theories, and techniques, annie believes it is their styles, experiences, and skills that can be different. Some specialize in their "Skill set" while others are eclectic and masters at utilizing different techniques. Their communication and the counseling style are what fuels the relationship. Annie's style is relaxed and conversational.
Annie byrne is a licensed clinical social worker in pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. While therapists complete similar classes on counseling, theories, and techniques, annie believes it is their styles, experiences, and skills that can be different. Some specialize in their "Skill set" while others are eclectic and masters at utilizing different techniques. Their communication and the counseling style are what fuels the relationship. Annie's style is relaxed and conversational.
(267) 930-1961 View (267) 930-1961
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Bill Montgomery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGT, PhD-Sys
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
Bill has received recognition for his work with couples, as well as individual adults and teenagers. He helps people find their way out of depression, anxiety, panic, anger, stress, mistrust, addiction of all types, trauma, harmful behavior, attention issues, and more. He works with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds. Bill helps bring positive change in relationships. He understands that clients often feel helpless or stuck and helps people rediscover their inner strength. He provides emotional tools and ideas to help improve their relationships and their lives. He has written a book covering some of these tools and concepts.
Bill has received recognition for his work with couples, as well as individual adults and teenagers. He helps people find their way out of depression, anxiety, panic, anger, stress, mistrust, addiction of all types, trauma, harmful behavior, attention issues, and more. He works with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds. Bill helps bring positive change in relationships. He understands that clients often feel helpless or stuck and helps people rediscover their inner strength. He provides emotional tools and ideas to help improve their relationships and their lives. He has written a book covering some of these tools and concepts.
(215) 489-0826 View (215) 489-0826
Photo of Genevieve Newman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Doylestown, PA
Genevieve Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday life? Many individuals, just like you, often find themselves at a crossroads, questioning whether a solution actually exists. That is until they discover the transformative power of EMDR therapy. EMDR therapy can expedite your healing journey. Through bilateral stimulation or eye movements, EMDR helps you reprocess traumatic memories that might be at the root of your overwhelm.
Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday life? Many individuals, just like you, often find themselves at a crossroads, questioning whether a solution actually exists. That is until they discover the transformative power of EMDR therapy. EMDR therapy can expedite your healing journey. Through bilateral stimulation or eye movements, EMDR helps you reprocess traumatic memories that might be at the root of your overwhelm.
(267) 668-1617 View (267) 668-1617
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Kindred Counseling Center
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
Kindred Counseling Center focuses on addressing individual, family, couple and sexual issues. We are dedicated to helping you find ways to reconnect with yourself and with those around you, create more fulfilling relationships and overcome challenges that may have gotten you stuck along the way.
Kindred Counseling Center focuses on addressing individual, family, couple and sexual issues. We are dedicated to helping you find ways to reconnect with yourself and with those around you, create more fulfilling relationships and overcome challenges that may have gotten you stuck along the way.
(215) 977-4549 View (215) 977-4549
Photo of Colleen Verriest, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Doylestown, PA
Colleen Verriest
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
What brings each person to therapy is unique. When you are looking to process or work through a change in your life, it is important to feel a sense of comfort and confidence in a clinician. Grief, loss, family changes, professional changes, relationship challenges, feelings of depression or anxiety are some examples of what might be behind your interest in beginning therapy. It is courageous to take this first step. I will support your individual process in a personalized way, honoring your feelings and journey with unconditional support. One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy or finding the right therapist.
What brings each person to therapy is unique. When you are looking to process or work through a change in your life, it is important to feel a sense of comfort and confidence in a clinician. Grief, loss, family changes, professional changes, relationship challenges, feelings of depression or anxiety are some examples of what might be behind your interest in beginning therapy. It is courageous to take this first step. I will support your individual process in a personalized way, honoring your feelings and journey with unconditional support. One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy or finding the right therapist.
(267) 692-2236 View (267) 692-2236
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Denise Olesky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18901
Continually feeling sad, anxious or hopeless can make you feel like this cycle in your life will never end. Feeling stuck, numb, or helpless can feel downright frustrating some days. Racing thoughts and negative thoughts seem to take up space in your head that just won't turn off - "I'm not good enough." "Is this person judging me right now?" "Everyone is looking at me." "I screwed up again." Whether you have worry and racing thoughts from anxiety, or you are neurodivergent and finding your way in a neurotypical world, I can help. I specialize in individuals with anxiety and adult ADHD.
Continually feeling sad, anxious or hopeless can make you feel like this cycle in your life will never end. Feeling stuck, numb, or helpless can feel downright frustrating some days. Racing thoughts and negative thoughts seem to take up space in your head that just won't turn off - "I'm not good enough." "Is this person judging me right now?" "Everyone is looking at me." "I screwed up again." Whether you have worry and racing thoughts from anxiety, or you are neurodivergent and finding your way in a neurotypical world, I can help. I specialize in individuals with anxiety and adult ADHD.
(267) 699-7604 View (267) 699-7604

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Doylestown, PA

400+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Doylestown, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
60% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Doylestown, PA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% 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.