Therapists in Exton, PA

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Renee Richey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Walking into a therapist's office for the first time can be stressful, with a lot of uncertainty. Trying to find a new therapist who you will feel compatible with can be frustrating, with understandable skepticism. I believe that sessions should include non-judgment from the therapist and a willingness to meet the client where they are in terms of readiness for change. The overall goal is to empower clients with awareness and strategies to manage life's situations and stressors. My name is Renee, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Walking into a therapist's office for the first time can be stressful, with a lot of uncertainty. Trying to find a new therapist who you will feel compatible with can be frustrating, with understandable skepticism. I believe that sessions should include non-judgment from the therapist and a willingness to meet the client where they are in terms of readiness for change. The overall goal is to empower clients with awareness and strategies to manage life's situations and stressors. My name is Renee, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
(484) 897-6796 View (484) 897-6796
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Tiffany Interra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Exton, PA 19341  (Online Only)
Tiffany Interra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Pennsylvania who has been a practicing clinician since 2015, working in various settings, such as clinics, nonprofits, and telehealth. Tiffany takes a trauma and culturally-informed approach to treatment. She specializes in addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma-related concerns. Tiffany provides individual and family services to adults, as well as families who have a loved one who is experiencing symptoms or any concerning behaviors.
Tiffany Interra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Pennsylvania who has been a practicing clinician since 2015, working in various settings, such as clinics, nonprofits, and telehealth. Tiffany takes a trauma and culturally-informed approach to treatment. She specializes in addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma-related concerns. Tiffany provides individual and family services to adults, as well as families who have a loved one who is experiencing symptoms or any concerning behaviors.
(484) 623-6149 View (484) 623-6149
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Shannon H
MSW
Exton, PA 19341
Hello, Thank you for considering me as you evaluate who may be best suited to help you. For over 20 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, helping them to live their truths, overcome obstacles, and thrive through life's transitions. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, which is meant to best help you, as each person has different goals for, and needs from, therapy. I have worked extensively with those battling eating disorders, trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, those who are working through grief and loss or those coping with life's transitions. Help brings hope. Looking forward to helping.
Hello, Thank you for considering me as you evaluate who may be best suited to help you. For over 20 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, helping them to live their truths, overcome obstacles, and thrive through life's transitions. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, which is meant to best help you, as each person has different goals for, and needs from, therapy. I have worked extensively with those battling eating disorders, trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, those who are working through grief and loss or those coping with life's transitions. Help brings hope. Looking forward to helping.
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Kate Quinn (Neider)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
I’m not your average therapist. Extremely passionate about healing and helping. I provide compassionate, deeply insightful, and emotionally honest support in a safe space. In our therapeutic relationship we will do real work - in a collaborative process. From a humanist perspective, I believe we don’t need to be fixed, but healed instead. Being human is hard, we could all use support. I us an eclectic blend of treatment approaches to fit what works for you and in you life. I utilize evidence-based treatment interventions such as, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, narrative therapy, family systems and Trauma Competency training.
I’m not your average therapist. Extremely passionate about healing and helping. I provide compassionate, deeply insightful, and emotionally honest support in a safe space. In our therapeutic relationship we will do real work - in a collaborative process. From a humanist perspective, I believe we don’t need to be fixed, but healed instead. Being human is hard, we could all use support. I us an eclectic blend of treatment approaches to fit what works for you and in you life. I utilize evidence-based treatment interventions such as, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, narrative therapy, family systems and Trauma Competency training.
(484) 713-6411 View (484) 713-6411
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Gentle Growth Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341
If you struggle with distressing emotions, find yourself repeating unwanted behaviors, or feel just plain stuck: welcome. You're not alone and you're certainly not without help. I guide individuals seeking confidence, clarity, and a resolute sense of self. In our work together, you can discover that you have the innate qualities of a leader to navigate anything in life.
If you struggle with distressing emotions, find yourself repeating unwanted behaviors, or feel just plain stuck: welcome. You're not alone and you're certainly not without help. I guide individuals seeking confidence, clarity, and a resolute sense of self. In our work together, you can discover that you have the innate qualities of a leader to navigate anything in life.
(484) 759-9204 View (484) 759-9204
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Main Line Adult Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed by difficult challenges and transitions in your life? Are you angry, depressed, stuck in unhealthy relationships or self-defeating behaviors? Do you long to make the changes necessary to feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment? Whether you've been diagnosed with adult ADD/ADHD or PTSD, or you are dealing with other kinds of traumatic experience, you can learn to overcome the negative emotions and thoughts that keep you from a more satisfying, purposeful life. You may be surprised at the progress you make through your own insights and observations!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by difficult challenges and transitions in your life? Are you angry, depressed, stuck in unhealthy relationships or self-defeating behaviors? Do you long to make the changes necessary to feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment? Whether you've been diagnosed with adult ADD/ADHD or PTSD, or you are dealing with other kinds of traumatic experience, you can learn to overcome the negative emotions and thoughts that keep you from a more satisfying, purposeful life. You may be surprised at the progress you make through your own insights and observations!
(484) 320-7735 View (484) 320-7735
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Suzette Stokes Sims
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling down or depressed? Feeling worried or anxious? Is your marriage riddled with conflict and you feel hopeless that things will ever change? Are you finding yourself struggling with your faith and can’t seem to get back in relationship with God? Parenting leaving you feeling like a failure? Counseling may help you gain insight into your situation.
Have you been feeling down or depressed? Feeling worried or anxious? Is your marriage riddled with conflict and you feel hopeless that things will ever change? Are you finding yourself struggling with your faith and can’t seem to get back in relationship with God? Parenting leaving you feeling like a failure? Counseling may help you gain insight into your situation.
(610) 363-2088 View (610) 363-2088
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Katie Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Not accepting new clients
If you're suffering from the impact of a traumatic event, whether recent or decades ago, I'm here to help. If you find yourself perpetually drawn to or stuck in unhealthy relationships, I'll work with you to alter your patterns to achieve a different outcome. For more than two decades, I have been guiding people like you to gain the awareness necessary for change. Together, we'll explore your strengths and challenges, utilizing practical, effective strategies to enhance your relationships and quality of life. Isn't it time?
If you're suffering from the impact of a traumatic event, whether recent or decades ago, I'm here to help. If you find yourself perpetually drawn to or stuck in unhealthy relationships, I'll work with you to alter your patterns to achieve a different outcome. For more than two decades, I have been guiding people like you to gain the awareness necessary for change. Together, we'll explore your strengths and challenges, utilizing practical, effective strategies to enhance your relationships and quality of life. Isn't it time?
(484) 870-9250 View (484) 870-9250
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Janet Sasson Edgette
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341
Never before has the adage, “I was a teenager once too!” been more out of step with the experience of adolescents today. I’ve been helping teens for 35 yrs and have a good read on the challenges they face and the strategies that are effective in relieving the anxiety, disillusionment, depression, anger, and disconnection that plague so many families. I help teens who are anxious, argumentative, defiant, withdrawn, moody, self-destructive, inattentive, depressed, or doing poorly in school and will help you decide whether the problems you're noticing are part of "typical" teen behavior or a sign of something more serious.
Never before has the adage, “I was a teenager once too!” been more out of step with the experience of adolescents today. I’ve been helping teens for 35 yrs and have a good read on the challenges they face and the strategies that are effective in relieving the anxiety, disillusionment, depression, anger, and disconnection that plague so many families. I help teens who are anxious, argumentative, defiant, withdrawn, moody, self-destructive, inattentive, depressed, or doing poorly in school and will help you decide whether the problems you're noticing are part of "typical" teen behavior or a sign of something more serious.
(610) 915-8924 View (610) 915-8924
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Lisa Pagano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 18 years. In my years of practice I have worked with clients struggling with constant worry and feelings of sadness. I have worked with clients who have experienced profound loss and tragedy as well as daily life stressors that have become overwhelming. I specialize in treating women struggling with PostPartum Depression & Anxiety. Many of my clients have struggled with life adjustment issues such as; career changes, infertility, chronic illness, divorce, parenting issues and relationship challenges.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 18 years. In my years of practice I have worked with clients struggling with constant worry and feelings of sadness. I have worked with clients who have experienced profound loss and tragedy as well as daily life stressors that have become overwhelming. I specialize in treating women struggling with PostPartum Depression & Anxiety. Many of my clients have struggled with life adjustment issues such as; career changes, infertility, chronic illness, divorce, parenting issues and relationship challenges.
(484) 653-6349 View (484) 653-6349
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Pamela Lorenzon Simms
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Pam believes each person and their experience is unique. She is committed to creating an empathic and supportive environment in therapy that fosters collaborative therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect, regardless of the age of the individual. Furthermore, she has a passion for physical health that she believes is important for a balanced mind-body connection.
Pam believes each person and their experience is unique. She is committed to creating an empathic and supportive environment in therapy that fosters collaborative therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect, regardless of the age of the individual. Furthermore, she has a passion for physical health that she believes is important for a balanced mind-body connection.
(267) 214-7651 View (267) 214-7651
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Danielle Kaiser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, relationship problems, infertility, and professional burnout can be very overwhelming and make you feel alone and exhausted. My clients often come to therapy looking for relief from the emotional and physical effects of these stressors that impact their relationships and wellbeing. In therapy, together we can work to strengthen your coping skills, set and maintain healthy boundaries, gain insight and alter patterns that are no longer working for you, build more satisfying relationships, and improve your confidence and trust in yourself.
Anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, relationship problems, infertility, and professional burnout can be very overwhelming and make you feel alone and exhausted. My clients often come to therapy looking for relief from the emotional and physical effects of these stressors that impact their relationships and wellbeing. In therapy, together we can work to strengthen your coping skills, set and maintain healthy boundaries, gain insight and alter patterns that are no longer working for you, build more satisfying relationships, and improve your confidence and trust in yourself.
(484) 870-9102 View (484) 870-9102
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Richard Koenig
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
I have been in practice thirty years. I see psychotherapy as a process of increasing self awareness, developing a more realistic and tolerant self esteem, and identifying and working through losses, disappointments and relational conflicts. This process enables reduction in pain, greater self acceptance, and comfort in relationships and family. This process occurs in a collaborative effort between you the client, and myself. The safe environment of the office allows for the full expression and understanding of what you experience, think, and feel. Our work together enables symptom relief, greater personal understanding, growth, responsibility and contentment.
I have been in practice thirty years. I see psychotherapy as a process of increasing self awareness, developing a more realistic and tolerant self esteem, and identifying and working through losses, disappointments and relational conflicts. This process enables reduction in pain, greater self acceptance, and comfort in relationships and family. This process occurs in a collaborative effort between you the client, and myself. The safe environment of the office allows for the full expression and understanding of what you experience, think, and feel. Our work together enables symptom relief, greater personal understanding, growth, responsibility and contentment.
(610) 915-8484 View (610) 915-8484
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Sarah Youse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341  (Online Only)
I work with children through adults who are dealing with various life challenges. This includes things like: anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsive behaviors, impulsivity, inattentiveness, anger, emotion dysregulation, picking/pulling behaviors, social skills, body image, confidence, and life stressors. My therapy style is encouraging, accepting, and goal oriented. I provide an outlet to help individuals to share emotions and to strengthen resilience. I highlight individuals’ self-worth, guide them through completing tasks, while helping them learn to live a values-based lifestyle.
I work with children through adults who are dealing with various life challenges. This includes things like: anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsive behaviors, impulsivity, inattentiveness, anger, emotion dysregulation, picking/pulling behaviors, social skills, body image, confidence, and life stressors. My therapy style is encouraging, accepting, and goal oriented. I provide an outlet to help individuals to share emotions and to strengthen resilience. I highlight individuals’ self-worth, guide them through completing tasks, while helping them learn to live a values-based lifestyle.
(484) 249-2195 View (484) 249-2195
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MPower Wellness of Exton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, LCADC
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Create a Meaningful Future! MPower Wellness offers holistic treatment plans to help individuals with addiction and mental health take accountability for their recovery and enjoy a sober lifestyle. We utilize evidence-based therapies in conjunction with holistic practices and 12-step facilitation to help clients find relief from the chronic stress of addiction and mental health conditions. Mental health and addiction are two sides of the same coin. Utilizing a holistic approach and evidence-based therapies helps to deepen healing, maintain sobriety and discover a sense of purpose.
Create a Meaningful Future! MPower Wellness offers holistic treatment plans to help individuals with addiction and mental health take accountability for their recovery and enjoy a sober lifestyle. We utilize evidence-based therapies in conjunction with holistic practices and 12-step facilitation to help clients find relief from the chronic stress of addiction and mental health conditions. Mental health and addiction are two sides of the same coin. Utilizing a holistic approach and evidence-based therapies helps to deepen healing, maintain sobriety and discover a sense of purpose.
(484) 725-6187 View (484) 725-6187
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Healing Collective LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341
The Healing Collective is a collaboration of therapists - we specialize in traditional psychotherapy and also experiential therapies for maximum mind, body, and spirit healing and recovery. Individual, group, and couples therapies are available. We also provide individual and group supervision/consultation for clinicians, professional training, psychodrama training, yoga therapy and workshops, and EMDR therapy and consultation.
The Healing Collective is a collaboration of therapists - we specialize in traditional psychotherapy and also experiential therapies for maximum mind, body, and spirit healing and recovery. Individual, group, and couples therapies are available. We also provide individual and group supervision/consultation for clinicians, professional training, psychodrama training, yoga therapy and workshops, and EMDR therapy and consultation.
(484) 739-8936 View (484) 739-8936
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Lori Valentino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
I am a licensed psychotherapist and wellness advocate who believes in focusing on the mind-body connection for a holistic approach to healing. I am committed to creating collaborative spaces ​where people feel seen, heard, and valued. My therapeutic approach integrates contemporary psychology and Eastern spirituality. My style is warm and focused on offering a compassionate presence. I practice from a strengths-based perspective and believe in every individual’s ability to heal, grow, transform, and thrive.
I am a licensed psychotherapist and wellness advocate who believes in focusing on the mind-body connection for a holistic approach to healing. I am committed to creating collaborative spaces ​where people feel seen, heard, and valued. My therapeutic approach integrates contemporary psychology and Eastern spirituality. My style is warm and focused on offering a compassionate presence. I practice from a strengths-based perspective and believe in every individual’s ability to heal, grow, transform, and thrive.
(484) 388-4344 View (484) 388-4344
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Tracie Millar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Balance in life is difficult to achieve and maintain. We all feel the need for support, guidance and connection with others. I have over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and adults, helping to guide you through a process of self-awareness, insight and perspective in achieving a state of balance. In a nurturing, compassionate and empathic setting, we will explore how stress impacts your sense of well-being and manifests in unhealthy patterns and habits. We will identify and establish positive coping strategies and integrate healthy boundaries to attain the goals and life we envision.
Balance in life is difficult to achieve and maintain. We all feel the need for support, guidance and connection with others. I have over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and adults, helping to guide you through a process of self-awareness, insight and perspective in achieving a state of balance. In a nurturing, compassionate and empathic setting, we will explore how stress impacts your sense of well-being and manifests in unhealthy patterns and habits. We will identify and establish positive coping strategies and integrate healthy boundaries to attain the goals and life we envision.
(610) 364-5150 View (610) 364-5150
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Avina Khiatani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Exton, PA 19341  (Online Only)
Scrolling through profiles to find a therapist can be such a process - I empathize with you! I imagine you're dealing with a great deal of stress right now and need some hope that things can change. As social beings, we often feel expected to appear highly functional when we are carrying around so much fear and heartache, be it related to trauma, relationships, perfectionism, change, loss or something as seemingly simple as eating. I also understand the added pressure of having marginalized identities, and the worry that you won't feel safe or seen by a healthcare professional.
Scrolling through profiles to find a therapist can be such a process - I empathize with you! I imagine you're dealing with a great deal of stress right now and need some hope that things can change. As social beings, we often feel expected to appear highly functional when we are carrying around so much fear and heartache, be it related to trauma, relationships, perfectionism, change, loss or something as seemingly simple as eating. I also understand the added pressure of having marginalized identities, and the worry that you won't feel safe or seen by a healthcare professional.
(484) 265-9074 View (484) 265-9074
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Sandra Emmanouilides
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
I am an empathic guide who will help you to challenge your limiting beliefs and find your voice. I love working with young adults and adults who are seeking to align with their values, be authentic, and trust their intuitive guidance and compass. Together we examine your patterns of relationship and thought and how early experiences may be impacting you today. By healing and processing past and current stressors, my clients learn how to trust themselves, protect themselves energetically, and develop coping skills that leave them feeling empowered and confident in meeting the world as it changes around them.
I am an empathic guide who will help you to challenge your limiting beliefs and find your voice. I love working with young adults and adults who are seeking to align with their values, be authentic, and trust their intuitive guidance and compass. Together we examine your patterns of relationship and thought and how early experiences may be impacting you today. By healing and processing past and current stressors, my clients learn how to trust themselves, protect themselves energetically, and develop coping skills that leave them feeling empowered and confident in meeting the world as it changes around them.
(484) 202-6172 View (484) 202-6172

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Number of Therapists in Exton, PA

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Exton, PA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
62% Grief
62% Trauma and PTSD
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
68% Highmark
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Exton, PA see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Exton?

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.