Therapists in Fox Chapel, PA

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Kristen Waldsmith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking to improve you or your child's mood, lifestyle or relationships? Have you or someone you love turned to substances as a way to cope with life? The pressures of todays society effect those of all ages and their families. Therapy is an avenue to assist in working through life's imperfections and I would like to make it a positive experience for you.
Are you looking to improve you or your child's mood, lifestyle or relationships? Have you or someone you love turned to substances as a way to cope with life? The pressures of todays society effect those of all ages and their families. Therapy is an avenue to assist in working through life's imperfections and I would like to make it a positive experience for you.
(724) 246-6524 View (724) 246-6524
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Karen J Stickel, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
(412) 214-8785 View (412) 214-8785
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Wayne Hoover
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Do you struggle with recovery from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism ? Have you relapsed numerous time and NEED to remain drug and alcohol free. If so than this is an area where I have a great deal of experience and expertise and can help you finally achieve your goals. Let us tackle your disease one step at a time !
Do you struggle with recovery from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism ? Have you relapsed numerous time and NEED to remain drug and alcohol free. If so than this is an area where I have a great deal of experience and expertise and can help you finally achieve your goals. Let us tackle your disease one step at a time !
(412) 782-3510 View (412) 782-3510
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Susan E. Schumacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, DA, LPC, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Are you feeling stuck, anxious or discouraged? Feeling unfulfilled or overwhelmed? Are there issues from the past that seem to intrude into your present life? Do you isolate and avoid? Are you experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, relationships, work or sleep issues? You can find relief and move forward in your life. Looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation? Are you considering a move in a new direction?
Are you feeling stuck, anxious or discouraged? Feeling unfulfilled or overwhelmed? Are there issues from the past that seem to intrude into your present life? Do you isolate and avoid? Are you experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, relationships, work or sleep issues? You can find relief and move forward in your life. Looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation? Are you considering a move in a new direction?
(610) 810-1572 View (610) 810-1572
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Taibke Hyman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
It’s the end of the day and you sigh to yourself. Another day of feeling “not good enough.” You’re worn down by that cunning voice in your head that always lets you know what you could have done better. Everyone’s a critic. Family, friends and colleagues all seem to have their own ideas about how you should be handling things. Not accustomed to acknowledging your feelings, you feel an agonizing sense of frustration with life. Though you have tried convincing yourself your life is not so bad, there’s no excitement as you stare into the future that’s waiting for you. There must be a better way – but you’re not sure where to turn.
It’s the end of the day and you sigh to yourself. Another day of feeling “not good enough.” You’re worn down by that cunning voice in your head that always lets you know what you could have done better. Everyone’s a critic. Family, friends and colleagues all seem to have their own ideas about how you should be handling things. Not accustomed to acknowledging your feelings, you feel an agonizing sense of frustration with life. Though you have tried convincing yourself your life is not so bad, there’s no excitement as you stare into the future that’s waiting for you. There must be a better way – but you’re not sure where to turn.
(412) 397-7705 View (412) 397-7705
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Gail Ludwig Vogler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MSN
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Are you struggling and frustrated with life problems and traditional help is not working? I offer an organic blending of traditional eastern healing practices with western psychotherapy. This work helps you deepen your connection to the answers which are already within you. I just help you "see" them, and assist you in bridging a connection between the healthy self and those parts of you that are struggling to be healthy. I call these dissonant parts. These dissonant parts can create disorder and dysfunction. We work as partners on a path towards unity, health and well-being.
Are you struggling and frustrated with life problems and traditional help is not working? I offer an organic blending of traditional eastern healing practices with western psychotherapy. This work helps you deepen your connection to the answers which are already within you. I just help you "see" them, and assist you in bridging a connection between the healthy self and those parts of you that are struggling to be healthy. I call these dissonant parts. These dissonant parts can create disorder and dysfunction. We work as partners on a path towards unity, health and well-being.
(412) 528-4081 View (412) 528-4081
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Leigh Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Waitlist for Fall 2024 - Hello! I provide a warm, non judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, habits and behavior holding you back from achieving authentic happiness. I specialize in working with adults with ADHD, anxiety and with the effects of addiction. ADHD impacts all areas of your life and my goal is to help you get your life back on track, restore hope and work towards inner peace. I also have an interest in helping individuals deal with depression, and newly diagnosed illnesses specifically multiple sclerosis. Having lived on 3 continents I work with clients struggling with change and life transitions.
Waitlist for Fall 2024 - Hello! I provide a warm, non judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, habits and behavior holding you back from achieving authentic happiness. I specialize in working with adults with ADHD, anxiety and with the effects of addiction. ADHD impacts all areas of your life and my goal is to help you get your life back on track, restore hope and work towards inner peace. I also have an interest in helping individuals deal with depression, and newly diagnosed illnesses specifically multiple sclerosis. Having lived on 3 continents I work with clients struggling with change and life transitions.
(878) 206-1965 View (878) 206-1965
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Shannon Berncic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Congratulations on taking the first step! It can be overwhelming to start something new, but remember that you have already made progress by acknowledging that you want to take action. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. As a therapist, it's essential to have a wide range of therapeutic tools and techniques to help clients navigate their challenges. Whether it's helping adolescents and teens manage stress and anxiety, assisting adults with depression or trauma, or supporting couples in strengthening their relationships, each client requires a customized approach.
Congratulations on taking the first step! It can be overwhelming to start something new, but remember that you have already made progress by acknowledging that you want to take action. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. As a therapist, it's essential to have a wide range of therapeutic tools and techniques to help clients navigate their challenges. Whether it's helping adolescents and teens manage stress and anxiety, assisting adults with depression or trauma, or supporting couples in strengthening their relationships, each client requires a customized approach.
(412) 775-2901 View (412) 775-2901
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Heather Scheele
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
I believe everyone has the potential to thrive regardless of age, gender, race, ability, diagnosis, or experience, but often life’s challenges deplete the very internal resources we need to flourish. Sometimes we need the support of a trained professional to help navigate the difficult emotions and questions we are left with, especially when they interfere with our daily life or just won't go away. I provide a compassionate and professional environment where clients can safely explore what is holding them back so they heal and move forward.
I believe everyone has the potential to thrive regardless of age, gender, race, ability, diagnosis, or experience, but often life’s challenges deplete the very internal resources we need to flourish. Sometimes we need the support of a trained professional to help navigate the difficult emotions and questions we are left with, especially when they interfere with our daily life or just won't go away. I provide a compassionate and professional environment where clients can safely explore what is holding them back so they heal and move forward.
(412) 547-8547 View (412) 547-8547
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Lindsay McGovern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238  (Online Only)
Before you can even grab your coffee the intrusive thoughts and feelings flood in. You struggle to not engage with the negative "What if..." questions that feel like an endless loop in your mind. The need to do compulsions and safety behaviors is on repeat throughout your day. Other people seem connected to their life, moving through it naturally and freely..... You want that too. I hear you! I work with women to help them let go of the doubt and find peace & contentment in their life. I want you to learn how to stop answering the negative "what if..." questions and lean into your values-filled life instead!
Before you can even grab your coffee the intrusive thoughts and feelings flood in. You struggle to not engage with the negative "What if..." questions that feel like an endless loop in your mind. The need to do compulsions and safety behaviors is on repeat throughout your day. Other people seem connected to their life, moving through it naturally and freely..... You want that too. I hear you! I work with women to help them let go of the doubt and find peace & contentment in their life. I want you to learn how to stop answering the negative "what if..." questions and lean into your values-filled life instead!
(424) 246-2481 View (424) 246-2481
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Dotty Sexton (Trauma Certified)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Have you ever felt stuck in a rut and desired an accountability partner to help guide you back out? Or what about misunderstood or unaccepted by the people you're closest to? Anxious about making decisions or initiating tasks? I could keep going, but you get the point. Life throws us curveballs and sometimes having professional support from a mental health therapist can certainly help. Hi, my name is Dotty and I am trauma certified and help clients set goals, then act as their accountability partner throughout our weekly meetings to crush said goals. It's a transformative process.
Have you ever felt stuck in a rut and desired an accountability partner to help guide you back out? Or what about misunderstood or unaccepted by the people you're closest to? Anxious about making decisions or initiating tasks? I could keep going, but you get the point. Life throws us curveballs and sometimes having professional support from a mental health therapist can certainly help. Hi, my name is Dotty and I am trauma certified and help clients set goals, then act as their accountability partner throughout our weekly meetings to crush said goals. It's a transformative process.
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Charles H Kuhn, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, DAPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I offer effective help for life's problems in a pleasant and discreet private practice setting. Communication and conflict resolution training for couples is a special area of concentration. I provide psychotherapy for people with angry, fearful, depressed and anxious moods; obsessive thoughts; impulsive behavior, adult or child attention deficits; posttraumatic stress and other common problems. Adults, adolescents and children are seen individually, in couples or in family sessions during convenient evening and weekend hours by appointment. I help couples to improve their ability to communicate with each other and reduce conflicts.
I offer effective help for life's problems in a pleasant and discreet private practice setting. Communication and conflict resolution training for couples is a special area of concentration. I provide psychotherapy for people with angry, fearful, depressed and anxious moods; obsessive thoughts; impulsive behavior, adult or child attention deficits; posttraumatic stress and other common problems. Adults, adolescents and children are seen individually, in couples or in family sessions during convenient evening and weekend hours by appointment. I help couples to improve their ability to communicate with each other and reduce conflicts.
(412) 567-3258 View (412) 567-3258
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Todd Schachter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
You do not need a diagnosis of ADHD, anxiety or depression to benefit from therapy. Life can be hard enough without barriers at every turn. Constant challenges within a child’s education system, adolescents unhealthy social media habits, difficult relationships, and even from time to time conflict within the family can cause stress. Stress can explode in detrimental ways and times when not fully treated. Together, we can help break down life’s barriers so you and your child can achieve their full potential.
You do not need a diagnosis of ADHD, anxiety or depression to benefit from therapy. Life can be hard enough without barriers at every turn. Constant challenges within a child’s education system, adolescents unhealthy social media habits, difficult relationships, and even from time to time conflict within the family can cause stress. Stress can explode in detrimental ways and times when not fully treated. Together, we can help break down life’s barriers so you and your child can achieve their full potential.
(878) 645-3173 View (878) 645-3173
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Karon Spriggs-Bethea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Waitlist for new clients
"The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Dan Millman. This is part of the experiences that we have in life. I am patient, empathetic and easy to talk to. I like to create a supportive and nurturing environment to help clients feel comfortable while working with me. Building trusting relationships and witnessing breakthroughs is something that makes this work very rewarding. My goal is to navigate this journey of life and help through the different life transitions.
"The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Dan Millman. This is part of the experiences that we have in life. I am patient, empathetic and easy to talk to. I like to create a supportive and nurturing environment to help clients feel comfortable while working with me. Building trusting relationships and witnessing breakthroughs is something that makes this work very rewarding. My goal is to navigate this journey of life and help through the different life transitions.
(878) 216-0069 View (878) 216-0069
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HeART Felt Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Being an adult is hard, especially for women. Having to make difficult decisions about your career, relationships, future, process things about your past, or set boundaries with those around you -- can feel seemingly impossible. Balancing a career, household, and/or a relationship can be taxing, anxiety provoking, draining, and leave you feeling completely depleted. But these aren't impossible things to tackle, and there is hope for a better, more peaceful, balanced you. You are only one step away from beginning a journey to better take care of yourself. And it starts here.
Being an adult is hard, especially for women. Having to make difficult decisions about your career, relationships, future, process things about your past, or set boundaries with those around you -- can feel seemingly impossible. Balancing a career, household, and/or a relationship can be taxing, anxiety provoking, draining, and leave you feeling completely depleted. But these aren't impossible things to tackle, and there is hope for a better, more peaceful, balanced you. You are only one step away from beginning a journey to better take care of yourself. And it starts here.
(412) 214-8828 View (412) 214-8828
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Kristine Culbertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
My clients describe my approach to therapy as engaging, caring, sensitive, and genuine. I have years of experience working with addiction, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in the power of connection through therapy and am truly inspired by being a part of my clients' change process. My clients appreciate my focus, sense of humor, and the understanding that comes with a variety of life experiences.
My clients describe my approach to therapy as engaging, caring, sensitive, and genuine. I have years of experience working with addiction, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in the power of connection through therapy and am truly inspired by being a part of my clients' change process. My clients appreciate my focus, sense of humor, and the understanding that comes with a variety of life experiences.
(412) 275-5140 View (412) 275-5140
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Sarah C Trafican
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
It is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable life challenges and find stability. Psychotherapy can light the way from chaos and hopelessness towards self-acceptance, meaning, and control. Focused on your individual needs, I strive to create a time and space which is entirely yours. A safe, private, well-bounded space where honest and intimate discussions can take place. For the past 12 years, I have been working with a diverse mixture of individuals and couples using primarily psychoanalytic techniques. My aim is not simply to facilitate symptom relief, but to midwife meaningful and positive changes in your life.
It is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable life challenges and find stability. Psychotherapy can light the way from chaos and hopelessness towards self-acceptance, meaning, and control. Focused on your individual needs, I strive to create a time and space which is entirely yours. A safe, private, well-bounded space where honest and intimate discussions can take place. For the past 12 years, I have been working with a diverse mixture of individuals and couples using primarily psychoanalytic techniques. My aim is not simply to facilitate symptom relief, but to midwife meaningful and positive changes in your life.
(814) 303-5880 View (814) 303-5880
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Dr. Alanna Downing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including psychodynamic, CBT & DBT. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including psychodynamic, CBT & DBT. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
(412) 314-2578 View (412) 314-2578
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Georgia Louise Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist who helps you explore the depths of your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions? Do you want practical tools that will help you begin to feel better? I understand the challenges women face: anxiety, feeling stuck, navigating change, and the desire for connection. I will offer you a helping hand and empower you to tackle these challenges head-on. We will work together to pull back the curtain on your inner world so that you can choose to live your life more authentically within your values. My goal as a counselor is to walk alongside you as you discover your path to true flourishing.
Are you looking for a therapist who helps you explore the depths of your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions? Do you want practical tools that will help you begin to feel better? I understand the challenges women face: anxiety, feeling stuck, navigating change, and the desire for connection. I will offer you a helping hand and empower you to tackle these challenges head-on. We will work together to pull back the curtain on your inner world so that you can choose to live your life more authentically within your values. My goal as a counselor is to walk alongside you as you discover your path to true flourishing.
(724) 242-6421 View (724) 242-6421
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Linda A Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
At the core of my work as a licensed clinical social worker psychotherapist is awareness of human suffering in ourselves and in the world and dignity and respect of each individual. I understand that personal growth and individuation are continuous throughout life regardless of past circumstances, current struggles or future aspirations. Some problems are readily resolved by meeting once a week. When comprehensive change is desired I use an analytic method (free association, dream work, relational analysis) meeting 2 or more times a week which can free up energy, bring new perspectives, and change unproductive personality patterns.
At the core of my work as a licensed clinical social worker psychotherapist is awareness of human suffering in ourselves and in the world and dignity and respect of each individual. I understand that personal growth and individuation are continuous throughout life regardless of past circumstances, current struggles or future aspirations. Some problems are readily resolved by meeting once a week. When comprehensive change is desired I use an analytic method (free association, dream work, relational analysis) meeting 2 or more times a week which can free up energy, bring new perspectives, and change unproductive personality patterns.
(412) 219-3705 View (412) 219-3705

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Number of Therapists in Fox Chapel, PA

20+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Fox Chapel, PA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
71% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Highmark
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

How Therapists in Fox Chapel, PA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fox Chapel?

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.